ROSIE PROBERT landed the odds at Worcester last week and is likely to start a short-price once again for this. She has a double penalty to carry but the slower ground shouldn't be a problem and Nicky Henderson's filly is just preferred to Bittersweatheart. The latter won on fast ground over track and trip before a short-head defeat back at this track last time when Rose Red finished well behind. The remainder also have plenty of catching up to do though point-to-point third I Told You So may figure if taking to hurdles.
Rosie Probert 8-15fav (10-10) Led, set very slow pace until after 2nd, mistake 2 out, soon headed, led again after last, stayed on well, in command towards finish, won at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Lyssio (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bittersweetheart 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 3 out until before last where switched right, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Purple 'n Gold (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Night Of Passion (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, soon outpaced, plugged on, 4th of 6, 30l behind Massannie (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.
Rose Red 28-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, ridden and lost place after 3 out, weakened last, 6th of 9, 20l behind Bittersweetheart (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up, jumped right 4th, behind next, 8th of 11, well behind Crazy (10-10) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf.
I Told You So 3-1 (10-11) Alw pr, cl 3rd 2out, rdn & no ex when mstk last, ko, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Zaffaran Rain (11-7) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Spanish Trail 100-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 18l behind West End Lad (10-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf (flat).