VICTRIX GALE strolled home over today's trip at Folkestone earlier this month and doesn't look to have anything to fear from today's rivals, including My Viking Bay, who finished a long way behind her in second last time. Genny Wren has placed form to suggest she could prove best of the rest, unless point-to-point winner Mrs Peacock turns out to be something special on her first start under Rules. Francesa showed a slight improvement last time, but bumper winner Tazzarine never figured on her hurdling bow at Taunton in December.
Victrix Gale (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Chased clear leader, closed 5th, led 7th, drew well clear well before last, easily, won at Folkestone 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating My Viking Bay (10-6) by 49l, 4 ran.
Francesa 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway after 4th, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Lifestyle (11-2) at Leicester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Genny Wren 12-1 (11-0) Raced in mid-division on inside, headway to chase leaders 6th until outpaced 3 out, rallied and went 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace flat, 3rd of 16, 10l behind Way Back When (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Karingabay Queen 66-1 (10-5) Tracked leader until 9th, weakened next, fell 11th, in a race won by Asturienne (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Feb, 5 ran.
Mrs Peacock (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Soon ld, clr after 4out, kow str, comfortably, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gd in Nov beating Hollyville (12-0) by 8l, 11 ran.
My Viking Bay (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Led and soon clear, reduced lead 5th, blundered and headed 7th, soon dropped to 3rd, went distant 2nd before and blundered last, 2nd of 4, 49l behind Victrix Gale (10-13) at Folkestone 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Tazzarine (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, hit 4th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 12, 49l behind Lucy's Perfect (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.