BUXOM has gone close on a couple of occasions and it may be worth forgiving her some below-par efforts over longer trips since her second at Taunton in November. She can finally open her account today ahead of Uttoxeter third Definitely Glad, though the latter is less exposed. Dubaianswer has been placed twice in six runs over timber but has been struggling lately while Pollystone was still beaten 15 lengths when second over a longer distance at Huntingdon. Luci Di Mezzanotte could be a danger, however, despite making her hurdling debut. She ran the well-regarded The Pirate Queen to a head in a bumper at Taunton earlier this month.
Arisda 66-1 (10-7) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy in Dec.
Buxom (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) In touch on outside, pushed along and weakened 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Polly Peachum (10-4) at Kempton 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Captive Moment 50-1 (10-2) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 11th of 15, 30l behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Definitely Glad (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 4th, went 3rd approaching 2 out, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 15, 20l behind Oyster Shell (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd.
Dubaianswer 12-1 (11-9) Led, mistake 4 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 37l behind Brunton Blue (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gd in Apr.
Flew The Nest (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, hit 2 out (usual 3 out), soon outpaced, weakened on long run between last 2, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Loyaute (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Luci Di Mezzanotte 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 9, hd behind The Pirate's Queen (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) gf.
Pollystone (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Led, raced freely, hampered by loose horse approaching 5th, driven 4 out, mistake and headed next, weakened before last, 2nd of 9, 15l behind Toubeera (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Silver Sophfire 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, weakened before 5th, 6th of 9, 34l behind Damascus Steel (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Watchmego 100-1 (10-7) In rear, jumped badly and went left, well behind from 5th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Cockney Mackem (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr, 11 ran.
David's Folly (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, chased winner over 2f out until over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Scribe (9-10) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr (flat).
Royal Gig 100-1 (10-10) Towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Miss Conduct (10-10) at Catterick 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (4yo) (4) sft in Jan, 8 ran.
So Cheeky 80-1 (10-5) Held up, slow 4th, left 5th next, headway to 3rd when hit 3 out, mistake next, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Sametegal (11-6) at Wetherby 2m Listed hdl 3yo (1) gs in Nov.