LADY FLORENCE just about sets the standard although support for Cashmere Ted or Satindra would be a worry for her supporters. Lady Florence made the most of the drop in grade from her debut to play the bridesmaid in a Wetherby seller, form which gives her live claims here. It's a slight concern that she weakened close home there but she's sufficient stamina in her pedigree to believe that she'll see out the trip on this stiff track. Cashmere Ted showed some promise in a bumper on debut but failed to build on that next time. He starts off at a lowly level in a first time visor and represents a shrewd yard; it will be interesting to see what the market makes of his chances. Satindra's debut came over course and distance in this grade and he did enough to think that he could be a factor here if building on that performance. The market may also prove useful in respect to his chances and those of the field given that all are lightly raced but Lady Florence has obvious claims and will do for us at present.
Arabian Sun 100-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden after 3rd, always behind, 10th of 16, well behind Novarra (10-5) at Ludlow 2m cnd sll hdl (4) gs.
Beech Games 33-1 (11-0) Jumped right 1st, reminders after 3rd, always behind, 12th of 15, well behind Wujood (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sept.
Cashmere Ted (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Led, headed after 2f, weakened 6f out, 13th of 16, well behind Pause And Clause (11-2) at Chepstow 2m nhf (6) gs.
Hungry For More 20-1 (10-8) Held up, lost touch 5f out, virtually pulled up, 9th of 10, well behind Upham Atom (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn nhf (6) sft in Feb.
No Supper (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always behind, 11th of 14, 31l behind King's Majesty (11-1) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Oct.
Satindra (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, every chance 3 out, 5th and no extra when blundered last, 5th of 11, 10l behind Marlborough Sound (10-12) at Towcester 2m sll hdl (5) gs.
Fancy Woman 250-1 (10-10) Mistakes, held up towards rear, no chance 5th, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Charmaine Wood (10-10) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 15 ran.
The Slider 100-1 (10-5) Held up, ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Alrafid (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f sll hdl (5) gd.
Rockjumper 16-1 (10-12) In rear, not jumped well, always behind, 7th of 9, 37l behind Terrasini (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Lady Florence 9-2 (10-2) With leader, led 4 out, ridden approaching next, headed and mistake approaching last, one pace, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Theme Catcher (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo nov sll hdl (5) gs.