JACKIES SOLITAIRE has little competition in this and can return to winning ways. Disappointing after scoring at Catterick, she posted a much better effort at Huntingdon last time and looks the one to beat. Southway Star is next best if forgiven her latest below par outing at Plumpton as she's only 4lb higher than October's win at Newton Abbot. She can reverse latest running with Annimation, who was still beaten 19 lengths despite finishing second at Plumpton. Candelita could be interesting and Jacalou has scope for progress but the remainder are hard to fancy.
Jackies Solitaire 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, soon led, headed before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Tetlami (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (3) sft in Feb.
Annimation (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Led until approaching 8th, soon rallied, weakened after 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 19l behind Violin Davis (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gs in Feb.
Candelita 150-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, well beaten 2 out, 18th of 19, 32l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar '12.
Jacalou 10-1 (10-12) Held up, went 2nd 4th until 4 out, one pace from 3 out, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Alasi (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gs in Jan '12.
Marina Bay 25-1 (10-0) Led until after 2nd, led next, jumped left 4th, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, last of 7, well behind Southway Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) hvy in Jul.
Pure Anticipation (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) With leaders, lost place over 6f out, 10th of 12, 36l behind Karazhan (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Southway Star 11-2 (10-12) In touch, left in 3rd at 5 out, headway 3 out, soon no impression, modest 3rd, 3rd of 5, 43l behind Violin Davis (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gs in Feb.
Withy Mills 14-1 (10-2) Prominent, hampered 5th, soon lost place, weakened 3 out, 10th of 16, well behind Xaarcet (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.