Love Lane showed much-improved form to win at Market Rasen a month ago and is only 5lb higher, though her rider has had his claim reduced. Field Exhibition has rediscovered her form and the champion is in the plate but she is the senior runner in this. SHE’S GINA is back in the right grade after struggling at Fontwell and Hereford and is possibly the pick of the weights in this on her form last spring. Sea Story is almost certainly better than she’s shown so far over timber but Annie Bonny and Queen's Magic are proving hard to place. Lingfield runner-up Lady Chartreuse needs further improvement but Empreinte Reconce makes her handicap debut and is reunited with her winning rider.
Queen's Magic (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Held up, ridden 2 out, headway approaching last, went 4th flat, not pace to challenge, 4th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Sensulano (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gs in Dec.
Love Lane (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, headway to lead approaching 2 out, ridden and ran on, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Dec beating Lily Of Leysbourne (11-12) by 3 1/4l, 7 ran.
She's Gina (GER) 8-1 (11-0) Pressed leader until 3 out, 4th and beaten 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 19l behind Hijran (10-10) at Hereford 2m hcp (3) sft in Nov.
Empreinte Reconce (FR) 7-4fav (10-11) In touch on outside, driven and outpaced after 4 out, never able to challenge, ridden and lost modest 4th after last, 5th of 12, 23 3/4l behind Coole Well (10-12) at Plumpton 2m (4) sft in Dec.
Little Folke 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division early, slight mistake 6th, moderate 5th from 3 out, no impression from before next, 9th of 14, 14 1/4l behind Konig Hall (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp gd in Jun.
Sea Story 13-8fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after last (usual 3 out), soon ridden, no impression in 4th final 2f, 4th of 11, 11 1/2l behind Peters Cousin (10-12) at Kelso 2m 5f (4) gs in Dec.
Field Exhibition (IRE) 11-1 (11-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, kept on run-in, never nearer, 6th of 17, 6 3/4l behind Jimmy Rabbitte (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Dec.
Kestrel Valley 20-1 (11-3) Led, allowed clear lead to 4th, headed approaching 2 out, ridden and outpaced by front pair between last 2, well held in 3rd after, 3rd of 8, 8 1/2l behind Shaw's Cross (10-11) at Sandown 2m hcp (4) hvy in Dec.
Annie Bonny 9-2 (12-4) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 7, dist behind Chilli Romance (11-3) at Leicester 2m hcp (4) gf in Dec.
Lady Chartreuse (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Led until approaching 2 out, hit last, kept on under pressure, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Coded Message (11-2) at Lingfield 2m (4) hvy in Dec.
Impulsive Leader (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, took closer order 4 out, outpaced after next, stayed on again after last, never on terms, 5th of 6, 17 1/4l behind Coded Message (11-2) at Lingfield 2m (4) hvy in Dec.