Too generous, who has won four of her previous five starts, was having her first start for a year when beaten a long way over 3m in heavy ground at Ludlow and might need another run. GRATE FELLA looked a nice staying prospect when scoring over 2m3f at Catterick, giving the impression that this sort of trip will bring about more improvement so he looks the one to be on. Saffron Wells hasn't had much experience and makes his handicap debut after a fine run over this trip at Leicester where he stayed on strongly. Phare Isle has won just once in 32 starts over hurdles and it's a while since the once promising Jukebox Melody showed any worthwhile form. Last Shadow is likely to prove more of a threat as he relished testing ground and looks on a fair mark after just four starts over hurdles.
Too Generous 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leader until 6th, chased leading pair until pushed along well before 3 out, soon driven and one pace, weakened 3 out, 4th of 6, 33l behind Top Totti (11-4) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Grate Fella (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Mid-division, led 3 out, stayed on well, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan beating Summerlea (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Cyprusormilan 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 8th early, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 12th of 17, 48l behind Blossom Gate (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Jul.
Saffron Wells (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 7th, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, one pace last, rallied final 100 yards, hampered close home, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Cogry (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Phare Isle (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders and keen before 4 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Oscar Prairie (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.
Last Shadow 5-2fav (11-12) Held up in rear, headway when not fluent and lost place 4th, not clear run after next, headway when jumped left 3 out, no impression next, 6th of 11, 12l behind My Lord (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Gallic Warrior (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Mistake 1st, led until 2nd, chased leader until 4th, chased clear leading pair, slight peck 5th, ridden and lost 3rd well before 3 out, soon outpaced, mistake 2 out, went modest 4th at the last, 4th of 13, 33l behind Mountain King (11-4) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Led, mistake and headed 5th, regained lead 4 out, headed approaching next, weakened 2 out, 11th of 12, 42l behind Allied Answer (11-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Venceremos 9-1 (10-8) Chased leader, went left 5th, every chance 3 out, weakened next, last of 10, well behind Scholastica (11-5) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Balinderry (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, reminders before 6 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, well behind Top Billing (11-1) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.