Riodan and Starbougg set a very modest level to aim at, and the feeling is that something may improve past them and it is the winning point-to-pointer RIVER SHANAKILL who gets the vote. Another Flemensfirth mare, the selection was useful between the flags and if the market speaks in her favour then she should go well, with a test of stamina expected to be up her street. Starbougg is consistent but is a 13-race maiden including flat runs, Stick Together ran a fair race last time but has stamina to prove, whilst One More Gypsy could be one to watch on her hurdling debut. Riodan's mark on the flat has been in freefall this season so whilst he is not without ability, backers would have preferred him to have shown something recently. Aint She The Lady is bred to make up into a decent hurdler and cannot be ruled out, but it is River Shanakill who may be worth chancing.
A Bit Chancy 22-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, struggling 6th, 11th of 12, well behind Over Sixty (10-10) at Southwell 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Aint She The Lady (IRE) 7-4fav (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 10, 15l behind Wheyaye (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn nhf (6) gd in Jun.
Apsara 14-1 (10-0) With leaders, behind approaching 7th, 6th of 10, well behind Kings Maiden (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 6f cnd nov hcp hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Doraflora 12-1 (10-7) Towards rear, struggling from 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Laureldean Melody (11-3) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Ella Maccadella 150-1 (10-0) Not fluent, always rear, 11th of 15, well behind Doeslessthanme (11-0) at Kelso 2m nh mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Henbeck Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced approaching 7th, 5th of 9, 16l behind General Alarm (10-12) at Southwell 2m 5f sll hdl (5) gd in May.
La Donna Del Largo (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Raced keenly, soon tracked leader, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 40l behind McMurrough (11-7) at Kelso 2m nhf (6) gd in Oct.
Luzenie (FR) 66-1 (11-7) Held up behind, lost touch from 7th, soon tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Luccombe Bay (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
One More Gypsy 8-1 (10-3) Led after 3f and raced keen, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 15, 27l behind Tara Two Hills (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f mrs nhf (5) gd in Oct.
Overthrow 40-1 (10-5) In touch, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened approaching next, 7th of 16, 26l behind Waterloo Road (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Primrose Time 11-1 (10-10) In touch, outpaced from 3 out, 5th of 10, 49l behind Laureldean Melody (11-3) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Prioryjo 200-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, soon driven and beaten, 6th of 8, 46l behind My Petra (10-12) at Wetherby 2m lst hdl (1) gf.
Riodan (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) In touch, challenged 3 out, every chance next, no extra, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Safari Run (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.
River Shanakill (IRE) (12-0) won at Knockanard 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Be My Allstar (12-0) by 20l, 12 ran.
Starbougg 10-1 (9-9) Held up, headway 7th, ridden 3 out, stayed on after last, no impression, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Starting Point (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Stick Together 10-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 3 out, blundered 2 out, one pace approaching last, 4th of 15, 10l behind Charmaine Wood (10-10) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.