Cool Cascade has changed stables since running out a fortunate winner at Worcester in July, when Indefinite Hope was third, and both could just need the run but ANNALUNA will be suited by the likely test of stamina as she scored over slightly further on very heavy ground at Exeter and this looks a good opportunity. The lightly-raced Ussee is stepping up in trip for her handicap debut but Brockwell Park will have no problems with the distance having scored between the flags. My Viking Bay's only victory came in a seller while the top pair look poorly handicapped on what they've achieved so far.
Egretta Island (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out, behind and pulled up before next, in a race won by Queens Grove (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
On The Off Chance 25-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, every chance 2 out, weakening in 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Abruzzi (10-6) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Ussee (FR) 6-1 (11-5) With leader, led before 3 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-2) at Doncaster 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Brockwell Park 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, behind 6th, headway after next, went 3rd last, stayed on, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Glorious Twelfth (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft.
My Viking Bay (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, led 4 out, headed before 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 9, 11l behind Uimhir A Seacht (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
The Wee Lass 80-1 (10-5) Pressed leader, led after 6th, driven and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 45l behind Mickie (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Annaluna (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Mid-division, closed 9th, switched left after 3 out, went 2nd next, mistake last, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 12l behind Dream Again Boys (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Midnight Belle 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 5th of 8, 29l behind Bally Sands (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Qualitee 9-2 (10-1) Tracked winner, jumped left and bumped 4th, soon led, headed after 7th, mistake next, weakened before 10th, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Dashing George (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Cool Cascade 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, ridden after 3 out, 4 lengths down in 2nd and one pace next, ridden to lead between last 2, wandered approaching last, held on flat, won at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul beating Qalinas (11-4) by 2l, 7 ran.
Indefinite Hope (ITY) 8-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, not much room on bend after 4th, chased leading pair under pressure before 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Cool Cascade (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.