PHASE SHIFT finally got her head in front in a mares' handicap at Doncaster 11 days ago. She's not the easiest of rides but should comfortably follow up under a penalty here against modest rivals. Queen Of Epirus may be the one for forecast-backers, though she'll need to settle better to get home over this longer trip. Gulfport showed some promise in a Wetherby bumper in January but was well beaten on her hurdling debut.
Phase Shift 13-8fav (10-5) Held up in 5th, mistake 2nd, dropped to rear when mistake 4th, headway to lead after 3 out, driven clear last, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 2m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd beating Favorite Girl (10-2) by 4l, 6 ran.
Beyond The Point 200-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Morning Royalty (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 22-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, some headway 4 out, outpaced soon after, 6th of 7, 34l behind Abbey Storm (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Queen Of Epirus 14-1 (10-12) With leader, took keen hold, blundered 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 8, 14l behind Amber Cloud (10-7) at Catterick 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Shady Sadie (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always behind, 11th of 15, 36l behind Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Gulfport 33-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 12th of 15, 36l behind Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.