Lombok finally came good over C&D two weeks ago but may be worth opposing today off a 6lb higher mark. Just Beware should reverse running here in March with Little Roxy but usually finds at least one too good while Mavalenta's only victory so far came with plenty of give in the ground, though she is back on a winning mark. She also appears to have a little to find with OSMOSIA on a form line through Behtarini, whom the latter beat at Hereford in June a couple of months after Evan Williams' gelding had finished ahead of Mavalenta in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter. Chris Gordon's mare, who has been in good form over fences, gets the vote here with Tom Cannon taking off 5lb.
Mavalenta (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Led, headed 2 out, soon no danger, 5th of 6, 14l behind Sir Walter Raleigh (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Osmosia (FR) 5-2fav (11-6) Held up in close 5th, went 2nd before 3 out, led 3 out, strongly pressed and narrowly headed last, stayed challenging until no extra final 110 yards, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Olympian Boy (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Just Beware 16-1 (11-5) Led, pushed along before 3 out, headed after 3 out, chased leaders until weakened before next, 4th of 9, 7l behind Bazart (9-10) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf.
Before Bruce 9-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, weakened after 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Caunay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Lombok 7-2 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway on outer approaching 2 out, led last, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf beating Brunton Blue (10-13) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Django Reinhardt 4-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 24l behind Highland River (10-13) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) fm.
My Faithful Annie (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) With leader, left in lead 4th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 11, 32l behind Silver Lily (10-10) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gf in May.
Little Roxy (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Held up in touch, mistake 2nd, headway to track leaders 3rd, ridden and weakened before last, 5th of 7, 16l behind Rossbrin (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.