led, ridden and headed 2 out, one paced
close up, ridden and weakened from 3 out
mid-division, pushed along to go 4th after 3 out, soon outpaced
mid-division, struggling 5th, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before next
held up in rear, unseated rider 1st
behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
mid-division, weakened after 3 out
behind, struggling from 5th
tracked leaders, led 2 out, drew clear run in
in touch, headway to go 3rd 3 out, soon outpaced by first 2
Sainte Ladylime could be interesting now tackling hurdles. Biretta and Keep Up Keira are probably capable of some improvement and Ayla's Emperor was second on her latest start at Plumpton, though was receiving weight from the easy winner and still beaten nine lengths. ANTARTICA DE THAIX is likely to be a short price as she bids to follow up her victory at Taunton but is hard to oppose, despite the penalty, with her stable already in good form ahead of Cheltenham.
Antartica De Thaix (FR) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, led and quickened pace after 5th, made rest, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, won at Taunton 2m 3f (4) hvy in Feb beating Robinesse (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Apple Pops 100-1 (10-5) Led, 5th after 2nd, close up when in view before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Yanworth (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f (3) sft in Nov.
Ayla's Emperor 16-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders after 4th, led after 3 out, headed before next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Bella (11-12) at Plumpton 2m (4) hvy in Feb.
Biretta 7-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 12 3/4l behind Ruby Rambler (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Ella's Promise 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 10, dist behind Caitys Joy (10-10) at Fakenham 2m mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Hawaian Rose 80-1 (11-0) Held up in touch on outside, last and wandered into 4th, jumped slowly 6th, tailed off next, soon pulled up, at Warwick 2m 5f (4) sft in Jan.
Keep Up Keira (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4f out, went 4th and plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 17 3/4l behind Poppy Kay (10-12) at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Dec.
Mrs Winchester (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, modest headway 3 out, chased leaders next, never on terms, modest 5th, 5th of 10, dist behind Bella (11-12) at Plumpton 2m (4) hvy in Feb.
Sainte Ladylime (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 11 1/4l behind Queen Odessa (11-0) at Doncaster 2m 1f (6) gd in Jan.
Shanandoa 50-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, hampered and lost place 1st, rallied to track leaders 4th, weakened after 4 out, behind when pulled up after 2 out, at Newbury 2m (3) hvy in Feb.
Crazy Train 50-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, weakened over 3f out, last of 13, 36 1/4l behind Fresh Kingdom (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Piccomore 25-1 (10-12) Soon steadied into rear, pushed along and struggling 7f out, soon well behind, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Alf 'n' Dor (11-5) at Ludlow 2m (5) hvy in Jan.