ELLNANDO QUEEN beat a decent sort over track and trip on only her second start over hurdles last month. She enjoys a fast surface and may have too much speed for Fontwell scorer Gun Shy with her mares' allowance. The pair should fight out the finish, however, as Classic Art and Dahteste would have to show massive improvement to get near the principals.
Gun Shy (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Jumped right on occasions, made all, clear from 2 out, hung right and driven out flat, stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Long Lunch (11-6) by 9l, 10 ran.
Ellnando Queen 9-2 (10-5) Bumped 1st, chased leaders, outpaced from 9th, headway to 3rd after 3 out, closed under pressure to lead narrowly 2 out, ridden after last, stayed on to assert flat, won at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Sergeant Mattie (11-6) by 2l, 9 ran.
Classic Art 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before
Dahteste 14-1 (10-12) Led, mistake 6th, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon lost 2nd, chased leading pair, ridden and held between last 2, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 12l behind Cove (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Redinga 150-1 (10-9) Towards rear, struggling before 4th, reminders after th, pulled up 6th, in a race won by Virtuel D'oudon (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
The Selector 100-1 (10-7) Held up, unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Mcllhatton (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 10 ran.
Tigridia (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Raced wide towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Mighty Mambo (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 15 ran.