Forgivienne was caught right on the line by Midnight Cataria here in October and is 7lb better off. But she disappointed next time and the winner was also well beaten at Newbury. Amazing D'Azy turned in a shocker last time but Fairweather Friend's fourth at Warwick was a better effort and the likes of Beatrix Kiddo and Pandy are worth monitoring for market support. Henry Daly does well with his mares in general and winning bumper KAYFLEUR showed enough on her hurdling debut at Huntingdon to suggest she can win a race like this.
Midnight Cataria 28-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 7, 22l behind Carole's Spirit (11-2) at Newbury 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Amazing D'azy (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Prominent, every chance 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Down Ace (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov, 15 ran.
Beatrix Kiddo (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, outpaced 4f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 14l behind Hazel Brook (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) gs in Sep.
Carolina Wren 3-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Mini Muck (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Do Be Dashing 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Hannah's Princess (11-5) at Lingfield 2m (6) std in Nov.
Ereyna 80-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 7th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 13, 35l behind Keshi Pearl (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Fairweather Friend 66-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on inside after 3 out, went one paced 4th before went left next, 4th of 13, 18l behind Keshi Pearl (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Forgivienne 10-1 (10-7) Prominent, jumped left 5th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 13, 24l behind Gallery Exhibition (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Glacial Roes (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 7f out, weakened 6f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.
Honour A Promise 66-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, not much room 1st, some headway after 5th, outpaced by leaders from 3 out, 4th of 10, 18l behind Lady Charisma (10-12) at Towcester 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Kayfleur 5-4fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 7th, led after 3 out, headed last, stayed on one pace and no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Woodland Walk (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Miss Dimples (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 32l behind Handmaid (10-10) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gf in Jun.
Pandy 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, under pressure over 4f out, soon outpaced, rallied over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 12l behind Bitofapuzzle (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Nov.
Tirley Bay 20-1 (11-7) Prom til wknd 14; pu 2 out, in a race won by Bob Almighty (12-0) at North Ledbury 3m ptp gf in May, 11 ran.