Mary Eleanor would be interesting if Tom Lacey chooses to send her to the track twice in 24 hours or so as she was due to contest a novice hurdle at Newcastle on Friday afternoon. She just about sets the standard on the best of her bumper form but OUR BELLE AMIE has shown distinct promise on all three starts, notably when a good second here when last seen back in February. The Kim Bailey horses are running well so hopefully she will be ready to roll despite her absence. Schiaparannie is an obvious danger having shown plenty of ability in four bumpers and will be all the better for her reappearance run when a fair sixth at Aintree last month. Check out Dyliev in the market too as he had winning Flat form in France before joining Caroline Bailey.
Autumn Surprise (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, in 4th over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 10 1/2l behind Flower Power (9-6) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Bygones For Coins (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage 4th, headed after next, weakened from 4 out, 12th of 16, dist behind Jetz (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.
Dyliev (FR) (9-4) 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Beykoz (8-11) at Salon-De-Provence 1m 2f sft in Jun.
Little Pippin 15-2 (8-9) Awkwardly away from widest draw, closed 8f out, went 2nd over 3f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 12 1/2l behind Metronomic (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f stks (6) sft in Nov.
Miss Amelia 150-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, dist behind Redemption Song (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f mdn (4) gs in Nov.
Northern Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 8 1/2l behind Miss Tiggy (10-12) at Ayr 2m mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Our Belle Amie 7-2 (11-0) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when edged right towards stands side rail 1f out, kept on, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Redemption Song (11-0) at Wetherby 2m (6) gs in Feb.
Schiaparannie 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression after, 6th of 18, at Aintree 2m 1f (4) gs in Oct.
Mary Eleanor 6-5fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on and no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Peters Cousin (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) sft in Oct.