led, pushed along before and jumped left 3 out, ridden and pressed when left clear from last
held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon went 2nd, challenged 2 out, upsides last and going well when fell
close up in 2nd, pushed along before 3 out, weakened and in 3rd when left 2nd before last, no impression
tracked leaders in 3rd, went 4th before 3 out, soon weakened
in rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up
in touch in 4th, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up
Girly Girl has been beaten twice since winning at Plumpton in November and she may struggle to give weight here to PENNYWELL with the latter looking on upward curve when finishing second to Superfection at Market Rasen earlier this month. Lapalala has an absence to overcome but is by Oscar so should start to show more now tackling hurdles and she's preferred to the more-exposed Sahara Haze and Purple Genie of the others.
Girly Girl (IRE) 9-4 (10-11) In touch, headway to track leaders 7th, ridden to chase winner soon after 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Minella Daddy (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 7f (4) sft in Jan.
Lapalala (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 10th of 14, 21l behind Ilewin Geez (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f (6) gd in May.
Pennywell (IRE) 17-2 (11-3) Led, soon pressed, headed approaching 2nd last, kept on under pressure closing stages, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Superfection (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) hvy in Feb.
Sahara Haze 100-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, struggling before 6th, behind when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Taunton 2m 3f (4) hvy in Jan.
Shady Grey 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 4f out, soon struggling, 8th of 9, dist behind Rolling Dylan (11-4) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (6) sft in Dec.
Purple Genie (GR) 9-1 (10-12) Keen tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Woolstone One (10-12) at Newbury 1m 5f fll (6) sft in Dec.