Former pointer BAGGING TURF made an encouraging debut under Rules at Towcester. She does look a little one-paced but none of her rivals have shown a similar level of form so far. Huntingdon fourth Hollow Bay and Top And Drop, who filled the same position at Plumpton, looks the two most likely challengers as Mari Me Oscar and Tara Well are already starting to look exposed.
Bagging Turf (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden and 3rd after 3 out, no impression on winner when taking 2nd next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 9l behind Caitys Joy (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f (4) sft in Feb.
Hollow Bay 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 5th, 5th when mistake 3 out, soon well beaten, left 4th last, 4th of 11, 9 1/2l behind Scooter Boy (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) sft in Jan.
Tara Well (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Led until 2nd, led again 7th, headed after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 6, dist behind Georgieshore (11-4) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn (4) hvy in Mar.
Top And Drop 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 10, 19 1/2l behind Bella (11-12) at Plumpton 2m (4) hvy in Feb.
Mari Me Oscar (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 3rd 4 out, no chance with clear pair from next, lost remote 3rd flat, tailed off, 4th of 6, dist behind Antartica De Thaix (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f (4) hvy in Feb.