Pezula has looked a very moderate sort over hurdles while winning pointer Pipsacre is probably best watched on her first start under Rules after a lay-off. Cool Friend and EVELLA have already shown useful form over fences, however, and there may not be much to choose between the pair today. The former won at Aintree in the autumn and will have needed her run at Exeter last month but preference is narrowly for the latter, who won at Fakenham and Uttoxeter in January before finding Asturienne much too good over a shorter trip at Plumpton.
Evella (IRE) 10-11fav (11-7) Led, awkward 3rd, mistake 4 out and rider lost iron briefly, soon ridden, headed approaching 2 out, plugged on, one pace, 2nd of 5, 25l behind Asturienne (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Feb.
Cool Friend (IRE) 2-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, blundered 3rd, never a factor, 4th of 7, 38l behind Dinarius (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (3) sft in Feb.
Pipsacre 7-4 (11-7) Led 2; ro wl, won at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in May beating Teeton Dazzler (12-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Pezula 20-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4th, ridden before next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Mayolynn (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.