Another really tricky puzzle to solve as, in the previous race, a number of these are old rivals re-opposing on different terms to when they last met. Call Me A Star and Eleven Fifty Nine seem to follow each other around the country. Alan King's mare usually comes out on top but she faces a stiff task under top weight, though easily beat September Blaze at Doncaster last time. Mickie handles soft ground but is a bit one-paced, though had Highland Retreat and Glorious Twelfth behind at Ludlow last time, while Hidden Identity has more to do than when winning at Carlisle last month. Ballinahow Star is returning from a break but Va'vite kept on well to score at Towcester nine days ago and Sedgefield winner Umadachar will have her supporters with McCoy doing the steering. TOO GENEROUS had made giant strides since finishing well behind Hidden Identity on her hurdling debut and, just as significantly, handles heavy going really well. David Pipe's five-year-old can take this with Alder Mairi looking best of the rest.
Call Me A Star 2-5fav (11-5) Took keen hold, held up in touch, tracked leaders 3rd, switched outside and pressed leader from 6th, led on bit before 2 out, well in command when shaken up flat, won at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd beating September Blaze (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Queens Grove 9-1 (10-12) Led until approaching 3rd, remained prominent, mistake 7th, soon lost place, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Kuilsriver (9-10) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Mickie 3-1 (11-8) Held up, headway 7th, not fluent 8th, led 3 out, not fluent 2 out, headed soon after last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Prima Porta (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Feb.
Natural Spring 16-1 (11-3) Led, hit 5th and next, ridden and kept on well when pressed from 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on same pace flat, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Baby Shine (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Hidden Identity (IRE) 8-11fav (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 3 out, clear before and blundered 2 out, eased heavily towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Lucematic (11-6) by 16l, 4 ran.
Highland Retreat 9-4 (10-11) Raced on inside, made all, in command 2 out, clear when dived at last, kept on well, ridden out, won at Taunton 3m nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb beating Neltara (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Eleven Fifty Nine 1-4fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, chased leader last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan beating Definite Ruby (11-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Umadachar (FR) 9-4fav (11-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6th, led and jumped left next, narrowly headed when jumped left again 2 out, rallied under pressure to lead again flat, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb beating Phase Shift (10-8) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 15-8 (11-9) Led, jumped right last, ridden, edged left and headed flat, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Kim Tian Road (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd.
Too Generous 1-5fav (11-11) Shared lead, definite lead and not fluent 4th, not fluent 4th, hit 5th and 8th, ridden before 2 out, joined last, narrowly headed flat, rallied gamely under pressure to lead again final strides, won at Plumpton 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Grace And Fortune (11-4) by hd, 4 ran.
Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra from next, 5th of 9, 20l behind Prima Porta (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Feb.
Ballinahow Star (IRE) 1-4fav (11-3) Tracked leader, led 2 out, easily, won at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Brockwell Park (10-7) by 7l, 5 ran.
Scholastica 5-4fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway on inside 4th, ridden when mistake 3 out, went 2nd when hit last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Dirty Deal (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Toubeera 1-2fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 3rd, chased leaders next, never on terms, 5th of 15, 10l behind Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Va'vite (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up in touch, headway 4 out, every chance 2 out, soon led, driven out, ran on well, won at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs beating Bebinn (10-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
September Blaze 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leader to 6th, remained in touch, ridden to regain 2nd before last, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Call Me A Star (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Grace And Fortune 8-11fav (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent and bumped 7th, went 2nd 3 out, led soon after, headed on long run to 2 out, ridden and hanging left when mistake 2 out, soon no chance with winner, mistake and lost 2nd soon after last, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Jean Fleming (11-0) at Lingfield 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Close up, ridden and outpaced 6th, not a danger after, 4th of 7, 25l behind Lindsay's Dream (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.