Nicky Henderson is usually well represented in this contest and it looks significant that he relies on LIFESTLYE who can prove too strong for Mizzurka and Chicklemix. The selection ran out an impressive winner of her sole start to date at Ffos Las and should be able to keep her unbeaten record intact. She certainly looks the part on paper and the mare that chased her home won over hurdles on her next outing to give the form a boost and she could be hard to beat. One that will certainly give her something to think about is Mizzurka who won well enough at Newbury but was arguably more impressive under a penalty at Taunton where she made every yard. The second and third have run well since and Mizzurka should be good enough to grab a share of the spoils. Chicklemix barely came off the bridle when scoring at Fakenham and should have more to offer although the likelihood is that that race didn't take a great deal of winning and it's hard to see why the second home, Grassfinch, should reverse the form. Deejan and Definitely Lovely rate a mention but this race lacks the customary strength in depth and should go to Lifestyle.
Deejan (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Made all, switched left towards stands side rail over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon in command, won at Ludlow 2m N H flat (4) sft in Dec beating Definitley Lovely (10-5) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Mizzurka (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Made all, pushed along and drew clear final 2f, easily, won at Taunton 2m 1f mare NH flat (5) sft in Jan beating Be My Light (10-5) by 6l, 14 ran.
Definitley Lovely 9-1 (10-5) Prominent, headway to chase winner approaching straight, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Deejan (10-12) at Ludlow 2m N H flat (4) sft in Dec.
Inkberrow Rose (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Prominent, every chance 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 13, 16l behind De Forgotten Man (11-3) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Sparky May 66-1 (10-7) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, ridden and stayed on to challenge and every chance when hung badly left inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Banjaxed Girl (10-12) at Warwick 2m N H flat (5) gd in Nov.
Treacle Tart 15-2 (10-6) Behind, headway on outside 4f out, went 2nd 2f out, kept on until outpaced by winner final 110 yard, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Tiger Bay (11-4) at Lingfield 2m mdn nat hunt flt (4-6yo) (6) std in Feb.
Chicklemix 2-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out, led 3f out soon clear, readily, won at Fakenham 2m mrs N H flat (4) gs in Feb beating Grassfinch (10-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lifestyle 6-4fav (10-5) Held up, headway 5f out, led going to 2f out, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 2m mrs N H flat (6) gs in Jan beating Real Treasure (11-2) by 6l, 12 ran.
Risaala 40-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 18, 9l behind Hurricane Milly (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Feb.
Businessmoney Judi 4-1 (10-5) In rear, pushed along halfway, moderate headway final 2f, 6th of 14, 33l behind Mizzurka (10-13) at Taunton 2m 1f mare NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Grassfinch 7-1 (10-7) Held up, headway to track leaders 6f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Chicklemix (10-4) at Fakenham 2m mrs N H flat (4) gs in Feb.
Russie With Love 4-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside 8f out, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, beaten over 2f out, 8th of 18, 19l behind Hurricane Milly (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Feb.