Dungarvan Lass makes her hurdling debut after a couple of ordinary performances in bumpers. She may be capable of better but it's difficult to get away from MASSANNIE after she followed up her Uttoxeter win with another decisive victory under a penalty at Stratford. Emerald Rose was more than 11 lengths behind the selection at Uttoxeter and the Worcester winner will do well to reverse that form here, despite re-opposing on better terms, while Night Of Passion got no further than the second on debut. Ailanthus has won a couple of point-to-points but was tailed off on his hurdles bow.
Massannie (IRE) 2-5fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, clear after 2 out, very easily, won at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Cannon Fodder (10-12) by 11l, 8 ran.
Emerald Rose 9-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, went 3rd approaching last, switched left towards far side rail and chased leader flat, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Worcester 2m 7f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun beating Western Kate (10-5) by nk, 13 ran.
It'syourdeal (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div best, 6th aftr 4out, wkng when mstk 3out, mod 8th from 2out, 10th of 13, 33l behind Rose Of Dunamase (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp fm in May '11.
Night Of Passion (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) In rear, jumped slowly and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Waterford Star (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun, 8 ran.
Ailanthus 16-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, some headway into mid-division 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Lord Grantham (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Dungarvan Lass (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 15, 16l behind Shuil Gealach (10-12) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun.