A wide open bumper rounds off the card and as usual in these types of events the market will be all important but the principals look to be Lady Wilde, Linn of Dee and Parthian Shot and the vote is given to Lady Wilde. The selection was a fair fourth behind Pangbourne last time. That form has worked out well and she is given one more chance to get her head in front. Linn Of Dee rates the main danger as she hails from a yard that does well in this sphere and this Zaffaran mare, half-sister to winning chaser Newsplayer will not need to be anything special to take a hand in the finish. Parthian Shot was a fair fourth on her debut behind Karello Bay and is sure to improve so should be noted in the market. Of the rest, The Shirley Hunt showed a modicum of ability on her debut and is another that is sure to improve but in a race where the market may well tell all for the winner we return to Lady Wilde.
Bredon Hill 5-1 (11-2) pulled up in race won by Four Opinions (12-0) at Cold Harbour 3m ptp gd in May, 10 ran.
Dunnicks Betsie Opera Ghost mare, half-sister to winning chaser Dunnicks View.
Lady Wilde (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden and one pace final 2f, 4th of 13, 23l behind Pangbourne (11-11) at Folkestone 2m 1f nhf (6) gs in Feb.
Linn of Dee (IRE) Zaffaran mare, half-sister to winning chaser Newsplayer.
Marys Moment 66-1 (10-6) Always behind, 10th of 12, well behind Mam Ratagan (11-4) at Warwick 2m nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Parthian Shot 9-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 6f out, stayed on final 2f, not trouble leaders, 4th of 13, 21l behind Karello Bay (11-2) at Southwell 2m mrs nhf (6) sft in Feb.
Premier Hope (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, effort over 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 10, 32l behind Apollo Lady (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mrs nhf (6) gd in Feb.
Ring Back (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Led 3f, led again over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 4th of 16, 9l behind Amaretto Rose (11-2) at Towcester 2m mrs nhf (5) sft in Feb.
Silk Rope (IRE) Presenting mare out of Osiery Girl.
Supreme Cara 100-1 (10-6) Never in contention, 8th of 14, 30l behind Zanzibar Boy (11-4) at Chepstow 2m nhf (H) gs in Nov.
The Shirley Hunt 9-2 (11-2) Behind, headway halfway, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 15l behind Amaretto Rose (11-2) at Towcester 2m mrs nhf (5) sft in Feb.
Two T'Three Weeks Silver Patriarch mare, half-sister to numerous winners on the flat and over jumps including Scots Grey.
Lucky Third Time 9-2 (10-4) Held up, weakened 5f out, last of 7, 36l behind Larkbarrow (10-8) at Haydock 2m mrs nhf (6) hvy in Jan.
Slade Supreme (IRE) Ridgewood Ben filly out of an unraced mare.
Jim Bobs Girl (IRE) (12-0) 2nd of 15, 3l behind Cherry Hall (12-0) at Knockanard 3m ire ptp sft in Feb.
Bonnykino Meadowbrook filly, half-sister to winning miler Darcykino.