Kaffie is heading in the right direction, easily defying a penalty at Warwick last week. Kim Bailey's mare deserves her chance in this higher grade but THE STRAWBERRY ONE has been highly tried since returning from an autumn break and should find life easier here. As four of her five career wins have come at Towcester, she should find the uphill finish at Sandown to her liking and can reverse Kempton running with Annimation on 25lb better terms. Kells Belle and Misstree Dancer have become disappointing, while Love Of Tara needs to improve again on her Hereford win to figure.
Annimation (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Led, hit 3 out and ridden, headed 2 out, chased winner after, kept trying, no extra from last, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Kentford Grey Lady (11-0) at Kempton 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Dec.
Kaffie 5-6fav (10-12) Made all, driven clear before last (usual 2 out), stayed on well, easily, won at Warwick 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Legendary Hop (10-12) by 13l, 14 ran.
Kells Belle (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 3 out, effort next, ridden and one pace approaching last, 4th of 17, 11l behind Knight Pass (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Love of Tara 14-1 (11-8) Held up in touch and raced wide, left in lead 2 out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Hereford 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec beating Cross The Flags (11-12) by 7l, 12 ran.
Misstree Dancer 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders under pressure 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 10, 18l behind Cinderella Rose (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
The Strawberry One 33-1 (11-11) Held up in last trio, hit 6th, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened soon after 2 out, 5th of 9, 13l behind Kentford Grey Lady (11-0) at Kempton 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Dec.