The wonderfully named GOOCHYPOOCHYPRADER is a tough mare who battled to victory at Wincanton, her second success this season. She's had a wind operation which appears to have transformed her and she can defy a 7lb rise and go in again. Wilde Ruby is comfortably the best class performer here but all of her best performances have been over much further including when scoring over 3m3f at Newton Abbot last summer. Shesha Bear, five times a winner on the Flat, makes her debut in a handicap over timber after a couple of fair runs at Lingfield in November and she can be expected to improve while course winner Lindsay's Dream is better than she's been showing lately and can get into the frame.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 7-4 (11-2) Disputed at steady pace, went right and mistake 1st, advantage and clear soon after, joined 3 out, ridden and headed next, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 3, 1 1/2l behind Tweedledrum (11-2) at Doncaster 3m mares listed nov hdl (1) gd.
Shesha Bear 5-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, effort on outside approaching 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression in 3rd before last, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Alder Mairi (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Eudemis (FR) (10-1) in a race won by Lamigo (10-12) at Cagnes-sur-mer(FR) 2m 3f 4yo clm hdl hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Now What 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division and keen, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Queens Grove (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Lindsay's Dream 33-1 (10-8) Always in last pair, dropped to rear at 4th, struggling after, tailed off, 10th of 12, 46l behind Thundering Home (10-9) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Chilworth Screamer 16-1 (10-1) Chased leader, led after 5th, headed 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd after next, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 12, well behind Queens Grove (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) hvy in Dec.
Jaya Bella (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, every chance next, one pace and no impression when hit last, 4th of 6, 10l behind Phase Shift (10-5) at Doncaster 2m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Goochypoochyprader 9-2 (10-6) Tracked leader, led 2 out, headed flat, rallied to lead near finish, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb beating Prickles (11-6) by shd, 13 ran.