jumped left, led until bad mistake 6th, chased winner after, no impression before 4 out, mistake last
chased leader until 2nd, pushed along after 4th, outpaced and reminder after 7th, behind 9th, mistake 10th, clambered over 11th and pulled up
chased leader when mistake 2nd, led 6th, not fluent 11th, hit 13th, clear before 4 out, stayed on
Though she hasn’t really fired in her last two starts, BRILLARE MEMENTO had an excellent strike-rate over hurdles and was rated higher than her two opponents. If she takes to fences, she could be a bit of value getting 6lb from Kupatana, who has failed to complete the last twice and could be in need of a confidence-booster. Little Miss Poet was second when Nicky Henderson’s mare unseated her rider at Wincanton on Boxing Day and will know more today.
Kupatana (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led and soon clear, about half a length down when fell 2 out, at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Jan.
Brillare Momento (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led after 4th, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened flat, 7th of 9, 12l behind Sensulano (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gs in Dec.
Little Miss Poet 7-4 (11-0) Raced keenly, held up tracking leaders, left in 3rd place at 4th, hit next, 2nd 13th, closed and every chance 3 out, ridden and held between last 2, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Castafiore (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 4f (3) gs in Dec.