Sabrina found only one too good when favourite at Taunton in October and should know more today. Pure Bliss made a winning start under Rules at Ffos Las in November but another points winner, Shoot To Fame, is just as interesting on the forecast going and any market support would be significant. The four-year-old BELLE DE MANECH wasn’t beaten far in a Listed race at Cheltenham after making a winning debut at Warwick and she’s probably the one to beat if she lasts home. Forthegreatergood finished six lengths ahead of Eleanor Grove at Uttoxeter but the latter was very green and it should be a lot closer between the pair today.
Pure Bliss 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, drew clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 2m (5) sft in Nov beating Emmpressive Lady (10-12) by 8l, 12 ran.
Connie Wilde (IRE) Oscar M out of Mandys Native.
Eleanor Grove (FR) 4-1 (11-2) Held up on outside, headway 7f out, pushed along 3f out, well held 4th final 2f, 4th of 8, 16l behind Anythingforlove (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) hvy in Dec.
Run A Rig 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Pennine Cross (10-12) at Catterick 2m (5) gs in Dec.
Sabrina (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on but no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3 1/4l behind Flying Sara (10-12) at Taunton 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Shoot To Fame (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) Mid-div, 3rd 1/2way, tr ldrs 4out, gng well in 2nd into str, ld aftr 3out, jnd aftr 3out, left in clr ld aftr 2out, ko well flat, won at Turtulla 3m Yielding in Nov beating Ryans Cave (11-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
Belle De Manech (FR) 9-2 (10-5) In touch, effort stands side 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace entering final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/4l behind Audacity (10-12) at Cheltenham 1m 6f lst (1) sft in Jan.
Boro Babe (FR) 9-4fav (10-5) Chased leaders until pushed along and dropped out quickly after 4f, continued tailed off until plugged on past beaten rivals final 2f, never a threat, 11th of 14, 30 3/4l behind Lovely Lou Lou (10-5) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (5) gd in Oct.
Forthegreatergood (IRE) 15-8fav (11-2) Pushed along in rear, headway on outside over 4f out, 3rd over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Anythingforlove (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) hvy in Dec.