BUXOM was fifth in a Listed bumper at Sandown in March when The Wee Lass ended up among the also-rans having raced too freely in the early stages. Jamie Snowden's mare, a daughter of Milan, is bred to be a hurdler and can make a successful debut over obstacles. Nuisance may need more time but Shantou Breeze and Valrene have already shown some ability over timber and will be waiting in the wings if the newcomers don't come up to scratch.
Buxom (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 20, 33l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.
Nuisance 12-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, disputing lead, lost 2nd 8f out, weakened over 5f out, last of 14, well behind Tickity Bleue (10-8) at Newbury 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
Roseini (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4th, headway 6th, lost place before 8th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Patsy Cline (10-5) at Stratford 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, led 7th, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Queen Of Mantua (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Theatrical Spirit 66-1 (10-10) Steadied start, took keen hold in last, always behind, tailed off final 5f, last of 11, well behind Dream Performance (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f N H flat (5) gd in Oct '10.
The Wee Lass 11-2 (11-0) Led, pushed along over 6f out, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind As I Am (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) fm in Mar.
Valrene 2-1fav (10-12) Behind, mistake 7th, headway 3 out, soon lost place, 6th of 8, well behind Madam Noso (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.