The betting market has always been a good guide to the outcome of this Listed mares' bumper and any market moves should be monitored closely. Four-year-olds have only won it twice but the younger generation have a decent entry this year including Folkestone winner Umadachar and Chilworth Screamer, who finished ahead of Gowithdflo when just beaten by The Wee Lass at Taunton. Call Me A Star beat Cherry Lady on debut at Wetherby when Ginger Fizz was only fourth, but the runner-up let the form down behind Gowithdflo at Huntingdon next time and Alan King's mare herself was beaten at Kempton last month. Anthony Honeyball does well with his bumper horses and appears to hold a strong hand here with Taradrewe and ELEVEN FIFTY NINE. Rachael Green rode the former to victory at Warwick but switches to the latter here. She has been brought along very quietly this winter after finishing runner-up to the smart Colour Squadron at Chepstow in October and gets the vote.
Buxom (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly 1f out, just held on, won at Ludlow 2m mares n h flat (5) gs in Dec beating Whichever (10-12) by shd, 11 ran.
Call Me A Star 6-4fav (11-7) Held up in touch in mid-division, took keen hold, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, challenged over 1f out, stayed on, held final 100 yards, 2nd of 16, nk behind Midnight Minx (11-2) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Feb.
Eleven Fifty Nine 3-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 4f out, went 2nd travelling well inside final 3f, strong challenge final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind At Fishers Cross (11-11) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) sft in Feb.
Ginger Fizz 7-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Southwell 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Jan beating Bit Of A Madam (10-7) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Gowithdflo (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 5f out, went 3rd over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no impression on front piar, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind The Wee Lass (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan.
Lucematic 5-2 (11-8) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, kept on from over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Brijomi Queen (10-5) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Feb.
My Miss Lucy 13-2 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 18, 13l behind Taradrewe (10-9) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) gd in Feb.
Shees A Dante (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Keen in touch in rear, headway to track leaders 4f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, pushed out, readily, won at Fakenham 2m mrs N H flat (6) gs in Feb beating Nuisance (10-7) by 3l, 7 ran.
Taradrewe 3-1fav (10-9) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, led well over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) gd in Feb beating Call Me April (10-5) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
The Wee Lass 66-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, led 2f, prominent, jumped path 10f out, led over 4f out, edged right when in command close home, unseated rider after post, won at Taunton 2m 1f mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan beating Chilworth Screamer (10-5) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Wychwoods Mist 18-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon pressing leaders, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 16, 6l behind Midnight Minx (11-2) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Feb.
Cherry Lady 7-4fav (10-3) Led, clear 12f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 46l behind Gowithdflo (10-3) at Huntingdon 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Dec.
Massannie (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Ffos Las 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Jan beating Dimpsy Time (11-3) by nk, 6 ran.
Umadachar (FR) 5-4fav (10-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 9f out, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, driven out, won at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) sft in Jan beating Weather Babe (10-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Chilworth Screamer 28-1 (10-5) Pressed leader, led after 2f, headed 10f out, remained close up, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, held close home, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind The Wee Lass (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan.
Lady Sinatra 28-1 (10-3) Leed, hard driven when strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed and no extra last strides, 2nd of 12, nk behind Diligent (10-3) at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan.
The Wicked Kipper 3-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and pressing leaders over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 16, 3l behind Midnight Minx (11-2) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Feb.