mid-division, headway 5th, outpaced after next, 4th and weakening before 2 out
chased leader, led before 6th, not fluent 2 out, edged left flat, jinked left towards paddock exit towards finish, driven out
mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 6th, every chance from 2 out until after last, stayed on
in rear, behind 7th
led until before 6th, weakened after 3 out
held up towards rear, raced wide, saddle slipped forward 1st, closed 6th, tack situation worsened from 7th, rider kicked irons out on bend after 3 out, stumbled when close 3rd 2 out, switched right last, rallied and looked dangerous briefly towards finish, 3rd and held close home
chased leaders on outside, lost place 4th, well behind 6th
chased leaders, reminder after 5th, lost place before 3 out
in rear, behind 7th
Oscar Rose had decent form in bumpers last season and she’s been threatening to win a race over hurdles. Rated 119, she would have been giving Chilli Filli 4lb in a handicap yet is receiving 6lb and finished ahead of that rival on level terms at Ludlow in November. BIG ROBIN has had a wind operation since falling on her hurdling debut at Ludlow last March. Fitness is unlikely to be an issue for Nicky Henderson’s mare, however, and she has already won a point-to-point so might be the one to be on if the market speaks in her favour. Festival Dawn is by Kayf Tara out of a winning chaser so should also make a jumper.
Chilli Filli 7-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, clear flat, ridden out, won at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) sft in Dec beating Diva Reconce (10-10) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Big Robin (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Held up in touch in 4th, fell 3rd, at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) sft in Mar.
Festival Dawn 5-1 (11-7) (h) held up last to 8; hdwy 14; cl 3rd when fell last, at Larkhill 3m mdn in Dec.
Gloi 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear,mistake 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, no threat, 7th of 15, 34l behind Melangerie (11-6) at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Jan.
Longhousesignora (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Prominent, jumped right 1st, mistake next, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 9, 23 3/4l behind Oski (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Oscar Rose (IRE) 11-2jfav (11-10) Behind, headway after 4 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 16, 3 1/4l behind Woolstone One (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Solstice Twilight 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden when jumped slowly 6th, lost place before 3 out, soon behind, 8th of 9, dist behind Jubilympics (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) hvy in Feb.
Tequila Secret (IRE) 18-1 (10-10) Mid-division, lost place 5th, mistake next, soon hung left, weakened before 4 out, pulled up next, at Plumpton 2m 5f (4) gd in Nov.
Westerberry (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders and went 2nd 5th until 4 out, chased leaders, weakened before next, tailed off, 11th of 14, dist behind All Currencies (11-6) at Newbury 2m 5f (4) sft in Jan.
Eddies Pearl (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Never better than mid-division, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, dist behind Marley Firth (10-12) at Chepstow 2m (4) hvy in Nov.