ON THE FEATHER won a non-seller over hurdles at Plumpton in October. Jim Best's mare had a couple of runs on the Polytrack in February and gets a tentative vote in a race lacking any strength-in-depth. Dalrymple would have a chance at the weights if anywhere near his best while Bathwick Junior won at Plumpton in December and has been placed twice. He also has a chance, along with the four-year-olds Isola Bella and Golden Acorn, but Drawn Free has become disappointing and the potentially well-treated My Sister has been well below par this term.
Drawn Free (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up, took keen hold, ridden after 4th, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Goochypoochyprader (10-6) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 13 ran.
On The Feather 5-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, no extra in 4th after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 8, 42l behind Goochypoochyprader (10-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Isola Bella 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Dalmo (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 3yo sll hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Comical Red 200-1 (11-3) Tacked leaders until ridden and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 15, 47l behind Annacotty (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Queen Of The West (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Went left 1st, chased leaders, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sulpius (12-0) at Folkestone 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec, 6 ran.
Underlay Underlay 50-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, mistake 2nd, hit next, mistake and ridden 5th, soon lost place and in rear, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind My Viking Bay (10-3) at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Bathwick Junior 3-1 (11-8) Held up, headway 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Capellini (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Golden Acorn (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, led before 3 out, ridden and headed last, no impression on winner flat, weakened and lost places towards finish,, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind My Viking Bay (10-3) at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Dalrymple (IRE) 15-8fav (11-3) Prominent, ridden 6th, weakened between 3 out and 2 out, 5th of 9, 36l behind King's Road (11-5) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Jigsaw Financial (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, lost place 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind I Know The Code (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
My Sister 16-1 (10-12) Always in last pair, ridden and struggling when went right 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Goochypoochyprader (10-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Emerald Glade (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Always behind, 8th of 9, 36l behind Lean Burn (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Bach On Tow (IRE) 13-2 (10-3) Raced wide, chased leader, led 2nd until 3 out, lost 2nd soon after, weakened quickly before next, 6th of 13, 49l behind Superciliary (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.