BRIJOMI QUEEN may not be entirely straightforward but she had a bit in hand when beating Rathvawn Belle on her reappearance and hurdling debut over track and trip in November and was taking on decent opposition when well beaten in a Listed race at Haydock later. She can give the weight to winning pointer and bumper Cloudante, who may need a bit further, and Stephanie Frances. The latter is taking on stronger rivals than when a beaten favourite at Southwell. Morning With Ivan was also a beaten favourite, at Doncaster, last time and needs more but Maison De Ville is expected to improve for her run at Catterick.
Brijomi Queen (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in 5th, headway on outside to chase leaders after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 24l behind As I Am (11-0) at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.
Cloudante (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, plugged on from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 19l behind Bitofapuzzle (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mares nh flat (1) hvy.
Cottam Maybel 50-1 (10-10) Held up, ridden halfway, soon weakened and tailed off, last of 6, well behind Emral Silk (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Maison De Ville (GER) 7-2 (10-10) Took keen hold early, soon settled tracking leaders in 5th, blundered 6th, chased leading pair after 3 out, not fluent and lost 3rd 2 out, soon weakened and hung left, mistake last, 6th of 10, 19l behind Bonnet's Vino (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Rathvawn Belle (IRE) 5-2 (10-10) Towards rear, hit 2nd, headway 7th, ridden and weakened 2 out, 6th of 7, 29l behind Tonvadosa (10-10) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Stephanie Frances (IRE) 9-4fav (10-7) Held up in touch, 3rd when not fluent 3 out, went 2nd 2 out until hard ridden before last, one pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind No Such Number (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Morning With Ivan (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, no impression from next, no extra in 3rd run in, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Red Four (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Pink Mischief 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 18l behind Syrenka (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct (flat).