Ruthenoise makes a swift reappearance after acting as a pacemaker for stablemate Binocular at Sandown last weekend. It's probably not wise to take that form too literally and more interesting is recent Ffos Las winner Gilwen Glory, though the shorter trip on better ground is probably not in her favour. Real Treasure wasn't at her best last time but Kim Bailey's mare is worth another try over this trip while Prescelli can't be ignored back over hurdles. Another C&D winner, Lady Bling Bling, was second over fences on her reappearance but this looks a good opportunity for CLOUDY SPIRIT to add to her win in a Southwell bumper in December. This is her trip nowadays and she's run well in both previous visits to Ludlow. Princess Rainbow could be the pick of the remainder, though stamina doubts remain over this distance.
Gan On 9-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7th, led approaching 2 out, ran on well flat, won at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Oct beating Je Ne Sais Plus (11-9) by 4l, 10 ran.
Real Treasure 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 6th, hit 4 out, soon headed and weakened, 10th of 14, 22l behind Numide (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Princess Rainbow (FR) 15-8 (12-0) Led, went left 3rd, hung left and awkward on paddock bend before next, ridden and headed between last 2, weakened approaching last, 4th of 6, 8l behind Kylenoe Fairy (11-1) at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (3) hvy in Nov.
Blue Nymph 50-1 (10-7) Towards rear, hit 4th, effort under pressure approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 13th of 17, well behind Soldatino (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Ruthenoise (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Led, not fluent 3rd, hit 2 out, ridden when blundered last, soon headed, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Binocular (11-8) at Sandown 2m Listed hdl (1) gd.
Cloudy Spirit 5-2 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway over 7f out, ridden over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind The Hollinwell (11-0) at Southwell 2m Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Dec.
Prescelli (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Prominent, lost place 2nd, mistake 8th, behind from 10th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Forget It (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Ocean Transit (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Towards rear, ridden approaching 5th, soon struggling, 10th of 14, 46l behind Karky Schultz (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Lady Bling Bling 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, led 8th, mistake 4 out, blundered and headed next, no impression on winner last, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Forget It (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.
Laureate des Loges (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, under pressure from 4 out, soon beaten, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Real Treasure (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Gilwen Glory (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, headway next, every chance approaching last, led flat, all out, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan beating Calypso Bay (11-9) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Sawpit Solitaire 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, led 6th to before 8th, lost place 4 out, tailed off 2 out, 8th of 12, well behind The Red Laird (11-5) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Bringewood Belle 11-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, went 2nd briefly approaching 3 out, weakened before next, went remote 3rd approaching last, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Malindi Bay (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.
Petit Fleur 8-1 (11-7) Held up in rear and keen, headway 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 10, 14l behind Nouailhas (10-11) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Madame Jasmine 13-2 (10-9) Prominent, ridden 3 out, no extra flat, 4th of 16, 8l behind Apache Chant (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Jan.