Tearsofclewbay had a hard race when second at Lingfield on Tuesday. It must be a worry that she’s turned out quickly again here, though she wouldn’t be running if Philip Hobbs wasn’t happy with her powers of recovery. GOLDEN VISION get the nod, however, as she was in decent form in France at the end of last year and Dan Skelton will probably eke out further improvement. Vive Ma Fille ran well on her hurdling debut at Wincanton but didn’t far so well next time at Huntingdon. Becky The Thatcher has no form on going this soft but All My Love is interesting as she rarely ran a bad race on the Flat, winning two of her 20 starts.
Golden Vision (FR) (10-12) 2nd of 9, 2l behind Lucky Flower (10-12) at Enghien 2m 2f hvy in Nov.
Tearsofclewbay (11-5) Shade keen, tracked leader, challenged 3 out, led soon after, taken wide approaching 2 out, not fluent 2 out, headed last, one pace and no impression run-in, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Molly Carew (10-12) at Lingfield 2m (4) hvy in Jan.
All My Love (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3 3/4l behind Taffeta Lady (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp fll (4) gf in Sep.
Malpreedy (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, dist behind Just A Sting (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f (6) gs in Jan.
Squablin 25-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, dist behind Lastbutnotleast (10-10) at Hexham 2m (4) hvy in Dec.
Vive Ma Fille (GER) 11-4 (11-4) Prominent, led after 3rd, not fluent next, mistake 4 out, soon headed, 4th and no extra 3 out, 7th of 16, dist behind Mariah's Legend (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn (4) gs in Jan.
Becky The Thatcher 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, effort after 2 out, pressed winner last, soon ridden, held flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Giveaway Glance (11-3) at Catterick 2m fll (4) gd in Jan.
Bahrikate 50-1 (8-7) Led to halfway, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 22 1/2l behind Nonno Giulio (9-6) at Redcar 1m stks (6) gs in Nov.