DON'T STOP ME NOW is proving a useful dual purpose filly for Howard Johnson and should score again here ahead of Los Nadis and Danzatrice. Twice a winner of some fair looking novice hurdles this winter the selection was going well on the level before that scoring in a maiden at Great Leighs before switching codes. Stamina should be no problem here and her mark looks on the low side given her progressive profile. Los Nadis is a more than useful handicap hurdler who wasn't far beaten by Binocluar in November. Again he will have no problems with stamina, he is obviously in good heart and his mark is fair having been close off it last season. Danzatrice was beaten by the selection on there last meeting but that came over hurdles. She does like it here and was a winner over slightly shorter trip at this circuit off a mark just two pounds higher last season but she does look to have something to find to win. Amir Pasha looks a little out classed on hurdles form but could feature in the shake up so instead we side with Don't Stop Me Now to score.
Los Nadis (GER) 17-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, 20l behind Nemo Spirit (8-13) at Musselburgh 2m hcap (2) sft in Nov.
Francesco (FR) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place quickly 6f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Puy D'arnac (9-8) at Ayr 1m 7f hcap (4) hvy in Nov.
Danzatrice 16-1 (11-11) Slowly away, in rear, plugged on final 2f, no danger, 8th of 16, 22l behind Munlochy Bay (10-11) at Goodwood 2m Am hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Don't Stop Me Now (IRE) 5-2 (8-7) Chased leader, led 9f out, driven 2f out, kept on gamely, won at Great Leighs 1m 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul beating Kritzia (8-7) by 4l, 6 ran.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 11-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, led 1f, chased leader until 9f out, remained prominent, hung left from over 1f out, soon beaten, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Silk Hall (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Dimashq 16-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 17th of 18, 37l behind Monfils Monfils (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (5) gf in Mar.
Stravonian 50-1 (8-13) Held up, firm headway over 4f out, ridden and no impression, 7th of 11, 14l behind Jane of Arc (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m 4f sell stks (6) gd in Sep.