On The Off Chance only beat one home when made favourite on her racecourse debut at Ffos Las and A P McCoy deserts her here in favour of SPRINGINHERSTEP. Nicky Henderson's mare easily won a Southwell bumper in July and has a jumping pedigree. Umadachar will be a real threat, however, as she had some very decent form in bumpers last season. Warren Greatrex's charge was placed in Listed contests at both Sandown and Aintree in the spring and she'll go close if translating that form to hurdles. Valrene's third at Ludlow was her best effort to date and she's preferred to As I Am and Go Annie of the others.
As I Am (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 4f out, no extra and weakened, 6th of 10, well behind Champagne Fever (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) hvy in Apr.
Card Lover 33-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 34l behind Polly Peachum (10-12) at Warwick 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May.
Go Annie 8-1 (10-11) In touch, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
June French (FR) 25-1 (10-10) Held up, ridden after 5th, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Young Victoria (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Lady From Geneva 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leader until over 2f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 16l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.
My Nosy Rosy 50-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, not much room over 4f out, 7th when stumbled over 3f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 26l behind Pure Style (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Nuisance 7-1 (10-7) With leader, lost place after 3rd, outpaced in 4th 3 out, chased leading pair before next until approaching last when not fluent, weakened flat, 4th of 5, 13l behind Roseini (10-5) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
On The Off Chance 6-4fav (10-12) Towards rear and mistakes, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced, 5th of 6, 14l behind Smiling Lady (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Princesse Katie (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, weakened before 5th, soon behind and tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Woodbank (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Springinherstep (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Mid-division, smooth headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, impressive, won at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul beating Celtic Legacy (10-12) by 11l, 11 ran.
Umadachar (FR) 17-2 (10-12) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 20, 2l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.
Upbeat Cobbler (FR) 28-1 (10-8) Towards rear, struggling when hung left over 5f out, 8th of 14, 27l behind Tickity Bleue (10-8) at Newbury 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
Valrene 20-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway on outside before 3 out, went 3rd flat, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Dancingtilmidnight (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Wilde At Heart (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3 out,led briefly before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 7th of 12, 21l behind Weekend Millionair (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.