SLIPPER SATIN ploughed through the mud to win easily at Fakenham last week. She should have no trouble following up in this company unless Aurore D'Estruval has taken a step forward since finishing second over hurdles at Pau in December. The latter has her first start for a new yard today but it's hard to make a case for any of the remainder. Fine Moment was still beaten a distance in heavy ground at Leicester despite finishing third and Lebanna has yet to match her form in bumpers in a couple of starts over hurdles.
Clara Peggotty 50-1 (11-1) Towards rear, lost touch 4th, pulled up after, in a race won by Lady Charisma (10-12) at Towcester 2m (4) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Fine Moment 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakening when not fluent last, 3rd of 5, 22l behind Legacy Gold (11-8) at Leicester 2m mares NH nov hdl (3) hvy in Jan.
Slipper Satin (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway 4th, chased leaders approaching 3 out, went 2nd soon after 3 out, led after 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan beating Earth Amber (11-4) by 16l, 7 ran.
Aurore D'estruval (FR) (10-3) 2nd of 13, hd behind Shalimar Du Lys (10-3) at Pau(FR) 2m 1f 3yo hdl hvy in Dec.
Lebanna 66-1 (10-0) Held up behind, headway after 4 out, driven to chase leaders next, never on terms, weakened 2 out, 8th of 14, 39l behind Tiqris (11-4) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Pink Mischief 100-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, outpaced 5th, mistake next, weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, 32l behind Cloudante (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.