made all, clear after 3 out, easily
tracked winner, ridden approaching 2 out, lost 2nd after last when weakening
tracked leaders, not fluent, reminders after 9th, stayed on to take 2nd after last, no chance with winner
Tastes Like More is interesting receiving weight but PING PONG SIVOLA is a horse on the up and she can win again. The selection was given a lovely ride by Aidan Coleman last time out at Cheltenham when she made light work of her rivals off a light weight. today's test is different but she is well-clear on the ratings and another win is expected for an in-form yard. Za Beau has more experience than most of the line-up and her win last time at Musselburgh is ok, but she has to concede weight to a progressive rival and on that front her goose looks cooked. Catch The Stars didn't run badly on her recent UK debut and is expected to be suited by the step up in trip; if supported in the betting a big run could be on the cards, however we are happy to stick with a game of Ping Pong Sivola.
Ping Pong Sivola (FR) 3-1fav (10-1) Made all, hit 4 out, ridden well clear after 3 out, stayed on strongly, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hcp chs (2) hvy in Jan beating Tricky Trickster (11-5) by 16l, 10 ran.
Catch The Stars (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, went 3rd 8th, chased winner approaching 3 out, soon no impression, weakened 2 out, lost moderate 2nd last, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Ceoperk (11-0) at Hereford 2m mrs beg chs (4) sft in Jan.
Tastes Like More (IRE) 11-4co-fav (11-5) Led to after 1st, with leader, led again approaching 3 out, edged left and hit last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Wetherby 3m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Stick Together (10-6) by 2l, 8 ran.
Za Beau (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Always close up, ridden 3 out, driven to lead close home, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Jan beating Kilkenny All Star (11-12) by a nk, 11 ran.
Marsh Court 28-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 16, 40l behind Aussie Deal (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.