FOUNTAINS MARY returned to action with a good effort at Plumpton. She finished a street clear of the third when beaten less than a length and can go one better in this. Vinnieslittle Lamb looks next best on her recent placed efforts though Rising Teal finished closer at this track on her return from a lay-off and may also figure. Always Smiling is a point-to-point winner but never figured on her hurdling bow and bumper winner Dardanella has yet to figure over timber.
Always Smiling (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Towards rear, mistake 1st, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 5th of 9, 27l behind Captain Cutter (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Cayetina 66-1 (10-8) Never on terms, last of 15, well behind Down Ace (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in May.
Dardanella 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden before 3 out, no extra next, 4th of 11, 17l behind Joanne One (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Fountains Mary 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 9th, not fluent 3 out, led before 2 out, soon headed, stayed on, no impression on very cheeky winner, 2nd of 5, nk behind Carole's Spirit (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy.
Rising Teal 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, headway 2 out, went 4th before last, never nearer, 4th of 15, 10l behind Down Ace (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Ticket 100-1 (11-4) Led until went left and headed 4th, weakened next, soon behind, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Centasia (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.
Vinnieslittle Lamb (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Led, narowly headed after 4th, lost 2nd 6th, chased leaders, plugged on same pace in 3rd before 3 out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Upbeat Cobbler (10-10) at Uttoxeter 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.