Molly's A Diva, entered at Wincanton yesterday, dead-heated for first in a novice event at Warwick on her third start this season. She's upped in trip along with Theatrebar, beaten only a nose at Huntingdon and raised 6lb for his trouble. Tarabela won nicely at Exeter and is a leading contender with a 7lb penalty cancelled out by a conditional's allowance, though she was also due to run yesterday at Wincanton. American Life has been unlucky not to get his head in front having recorded a string of placed efforts recently but PHAR ISLE gets the nod as though he unseated last time but he had earlier ran well in a higher grade handicap at Towcester on heavy ground.
Theatrebar 7-2 (11-6) Led, ridden approaching 2 out, headed post, 2nd of 7, ns behind Touch Back (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Molly's A Diva 9-2 (10-12) Took keen hold early and soon held up in rear, hit 4 out, headway approaching 3 out, chased leading pair before 2 out, went 2nd last, strong run flat, joined leader post, won at Warwick 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec deadheating with Tickity Bleue (10-12), 6 ran.
Phare Isle (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, every chance when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Saffron Wells (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft, 8 ran.
Join The Clan (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Front rank, pushed along before 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 12, 30l behind Nesterenko (11-11) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
American Life (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, raced stand side before last, left 2nd last, kept on and no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 23l behind Hartforth (9-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Tarabela 5-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd 7th, closed on leader 8th, led before 2 out, soon well clear, not fluent last, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy beating Rocky Bender (11-9) by 19l, 8 ran.
Auberge (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Led, joined after 2nd, headed 5th, rallied 3 out, challenging when fell 2 out, in a race won by Pudsey House (11-6) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Genstone Trail 10-3 (11-0) Often went wide, held up, went handy from 3rd, ridden and every chance when not fluent 2 out, 4th and beaten when mistake last, weakened flat, 5th of 6, 16l behind Mudita Moment (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Gorey Lane (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway into mid-division after 4th, driven to chase leaders after 4 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 9th of 15, 46l behind Rocky Stone (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.