JOANNE ONE continued her good progress with a victory in novice company at Exeter. Making her handicap debut with the champion jockey taking over the reins suggests there's more to come from her and she can complete the hat-trick. The Jugopolist is penalised for winning a seller at Leicester and will find this tougher while Beyeh disappointed stepped up to this grade last time having won at Southwell beforehand. Lamps has the past form to figure and will have come on for a recent comeback and Superior Quality isn't out of this either as he returns to the smaller obstacles after a couple of outings over fences.
Superior Quality (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, ridden 3 out, soon beaten, left in remote 4th at last, 4th of 5, 38l behind Le Reve (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Nov.
Lamps 10-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, ridden and weakened approaching 4 out, 7th of 10, 35l behind Awaywiththegreys (11-10) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec.
Beyeh (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Junction Fourteen (11-3) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.
Joanne One (IRE) 4-5fav (11-2) Slightly reluctant to line up, headway to track leader 2nd, led 4th, clear 2 out, not fluent last, easily, won at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Ruby Glow (10-10) by 9l, 12 ran.
The Jugopolist (IRE) 11-4 (10-10) Tracked leaders, led last (normal 3 out), ridden out, drew clear towards finish, won at Leicester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) hvy beating Stow (11-5) by 4l, 6 ran.
Astigos (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway when not fluent 8th, mistake and weakened 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Return Spring (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) sft, 9 ran.