SHANENDOU can take this for Tom George as she followed a winning point-to-point debut with a promising bumper effort behind Star Lily at Wetherby when today's rival Sheilas Lady was 5l back in fourth. Lilly's Legend started favourite for her bumper debut here last month but got outpaced over that 1m6f trip until staying on strongly at the finish so she'll be suited by the longer trip. Lochnell hails from a yard in top form and has the right kind of pedigree for this as has Just For Pleasure, whose dam was a prolific winner over jumps.
Ceilidh (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway 10f out, soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 37l behind Desoto County (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.
Lochnell (IRE) Winged Love mare out of Nothing For Ever.
Nearly May 25-1 (10-4) Held up, ridden 8f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 10, 43l behind Mike Mccann (11-2) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Jul.
Presidential Lady (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, effort 6f out, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Oleohneh (11-3) at Newcastle 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy.
Shanendou (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Star Lily (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.
Sheilas Lady 12-1 (10-4) Led narrowly until ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Stonebrook (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Thatlldoforus Double Trigger mare out of Bantel Bargain.
Just For Pleasure (IRE) Kayf Tara filly out of Heltornic.
Lilly's Legend 11-4fav (10-5) In touch, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2l behind Starplex (10-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.