In the opener, a novice hurdle, DOT'S DELIGHT stands out as one on the upgrade and looks like she may be too classy for her opponents so has our vote with Seedless given a chance by the way this race is framed while Or Guardian Angel has more scope to improve. A winner of her last two races the selection has already amassed a rating of a useful enough 113. She may have won by more last time had she not hit the last hurdle and she leaves the impression there is more to come. Seedless is less exposed than the pick despite being well held the last twice, including over course and distance, Don McCain's filly has shaped with some promise and looks to have a chance at the weights. Tim Vaughan's Our Guardian Angel made the frame in three out of four bumper runs and could show us more now jumping while Itstooearly ran well in a handicap last time and could go well back in this company. A few of these are entitled to show us more but Dot's Delight sets the standard and is our choice.
Dot's Delight 15-2 (10-5) Held up in rear, soon headway on wide outside well before 2 out, disputing lead 2 out, soon challenging, led and hit last, stayed on well flat, won at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov beating Megasue (10-10) by 1l, 12 ran.
Basford Lady (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Raced wide, held up in touch, steady headway halfway, led 2f out, driven out final furlong, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f N H flat (4) gd in Apr beating Cloudy Spirit (10-7) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
I Feel Fine 66-1 (10-2) Led, headed over 5f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, well behind Rubys Cove (11-2) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun '08.
Itstooearly 18-1 (10-6) Towards rear, ridden 7th, stayed on well from 2 out, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Ballabrook (10-5) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 3yo+ (4) gs.
Karingreason 40-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 7th, stayed on from 2 out,, 4th of 12, 15l behind Alegralil (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs.
Our Guardian Angel (IRE) 3-1fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, effort over 3f out, left in 2nd entering final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Malindi Bay (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f N H flat (6) sft in Nov.
Rosie Larkin (IRE) 200-1 (10-10) Prominent until ridden and weakened quickly 3 out, 10th of 12, well behind Alegralil (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs.
Seedless 9-2 (10-10) Prominent, took keen hold, every chance 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 10l behind Aibrean (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Sparkling Zola 100-1 (10-7) Held up, outpaced 4 out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 18l behind Crow Spinney (10-7) at Perth 2m hdl (4) gd in May.
The Only Way 100-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 25l behind Final Day (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gs.
Zoenicibel 40-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Aibrean (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.