Keshi Pearl won a bumper at Uttoxeter back in May and Richard Johnson keeps the winning partnership intact for her hurdling debut. Molly's A Diva was unbeaten in bumpers until running below par at Aintree last time and is another to consider. MADAME DE GUISE has the advantage of hurdling experience having finished fourth at Stratford last month and the winner, Purple Bay, has won again since. Nicky Henderson's filly can confirm running with fifth-placed Mrs Jordan and gets the vote.
Amber Flush 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, struggling 5th, plugged on, 11th of 15, 23l behind Down Ace (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Anchoretta Eyre (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear on inside, well beaten after 7th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Ashes House (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Blue Buttons (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Hampered and brought down 1st, in a race won by Joanne One (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft, 12 ran.
Ereyna 16-1 (10-4) With leader, ridden 4f out, no chance with leaders from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind The Govaness (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Fairweather Friend 20-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, jumped left 3rd, fell next, in a race won by Ivan Boru (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 8 ran.
Gaye Memories 33-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Kayfleur (10-9) at Warwick 2m mares n h flat (6) gs.
Keshi Pearl 15-8fav (10-12) In touch, headway 5f out, led over 3f out, clear final 2f, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) hvy in May beating Run Ructions Run (10-8) by 6l, 11 ran.
Madame De Guise (FR) 10-3 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, driven and headed between last 2, one pace when switched outside before last, no extra, 4th of 10, 7l behind Purple Bay (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Miss Biscotti Emperor Fountain mare out of Bellacaccia.
Molly's A Diva 11-2 (11-4) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 19, 31l behind Legacy Gold (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs in Apr.
Mrs Jordan (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 9l behind Purple Bay (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Our Pollyanna (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Pressed leader, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 19, 34l behind Legacy Gold (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs in Apr.
Tenmoku 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, mistake 4th, pushed along and struggling 5th, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 45l behind Centasia (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.