Several appear to have decent claims in what looks a competitive mares' handicap. Top Totti beat MIDNIGHT BELLE by 19 lengths over 3m here last month but Tom Symonds' charge re-opposes on 16lb better terms and the drop in distance is in her favour. She is fancied to turn the tables and get back to winning ways despite giving weight to less-exposed types. Land Of Vic needs to improve again on a recent course and distance win but Sandown scorer Benefique Royale looks to have fair prospects and she's preferred to the hat-trick-seeking Come On Annie. Cloudy Spirit would have preferred better ground and Floral Spinner has been found wanting in lower grade races but Mrs Jordan could be interesting now going handicapping.
Top Totti 9-4fav (11-4) Held up tracking leaders, went 2nd 6th, led before 3 out, clear before next, very easily, won at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan beating Midnight Belle (11-9) by 19l, 6 ran.
Cloudy Spirit 5-1 (10-7) Held up in touch in last, not fluent 6th, fell 10th, in a race won by Ely Brown (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Dec, 4 ran.
Midnight Belle 3-1 (11-9) Held up last, headway to 2nd and pushed along before 3 out, no impression when blundered 2 out, 2nd of 6, 19l behind Top Totti (11-4) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Land Of Vic 7-2 (11-4) Pressed leader, challenged 7th, led well before 3 out, joined 3 olut, soon ridden, still pressed 2 out and last, ridden and in command when edged left under pressure flat, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Princess Caetani (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Mrs Jordan (IRE) 5-6fav (10-12) Led, narrowly headed 2 out, chased leader, no impression when lost 2nd last, 3rd and no extra flat, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Molly's A Diva (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Still Believing (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, struggling after 8th, poor 7th when blundered 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Buywise (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Benefique Royale 12-1 (10-0) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, smooth headway 3 out, soon chased leaders, led before 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs in Dec beating Teochew (10-11) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Come On Annie 11-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, jumped left 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, challenged last, led flat, easily, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan beating Midnight Request (10-6) by 3l, 13 ran.
Floral Spinner 5-2 (10-5) Held up towards rear, switched inside and headway after 3 out, went 2nd before next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Truckers Darling (10-12) at Southwell 3m mares mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.