CHILLI ROSE can make a winning start to her hurdling career by getting the better of Megasue and Eastern Paramour amongst others. Alan King's filly was turned over at a short price on her seasonal reappearance but the form of her final start last term reads well as she finished sixth in the Listed race at Aintree where she had Megasue, Eastern Paramour and Hopeand behind. She's related to a winning hurdler and is sure to know what's required at the first time of asking. Megasue has the benefit of a couple of runs over obstacles to her name and her jockey is also good value for his claim so she has to be feared. Eastern Paramour shaped well enough on her hurdling bow in a race that is working out well whilst Time To Think can be expected to improve on the promise of her run at Exeter. Sure Josie Sure has shown improved form in bumpers this term and merits respect in a race that threatens to be fairly competitive for one of its nature but Chilli Rose could be the one to beat.
Candle 7-2 (11-1) Chased leader to 4th, challenged approaching 3 out, 1 length down and ridden when fell last, in a race won by Ocean Transit (11-3) at Ludlow 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-115) (3yo+) (4) sft, 7 ran.
Chilli Rose 8-15fav (11-4) Held up, ridden on outside and unable to quicken over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside last but winner gone, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cashpoint (11-4) at Lingfield 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Dancing Storm 22-1 (10-7) Held up, headway approaching 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Ocean Transit (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Eastern Paramour (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, good headway before 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, 6th of 12, 10l behind Pepe Simo (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Nov.
Foot To The Flora Alflora mare out of First In The Field.
Hopeand 9-1 (10-3) Raced keenly, with leader, weakened quickly 6f out, virtually pulled up, last of 10, well behind Hidden Keel (10-13) at Southwell 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Jubilee Queen (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Held up mid-division, under pressure and weakened halfway, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sandynow (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft, 18 ran.
Megasue 5-6fav (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out to dispute lead 2 out, led soon after, mistake and headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Dot's Delight (10-5) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Sure Josie Sure (FR) 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Peddlers Cross (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.
Time To Think 10-1 (10-5) Mid-division, disputing 4th approaching 3 out, beaten in 4th before last, 4th of 16, 17l behind Alfie Spinner (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy.
Timon's Present 11-2 (10-7) Chased leader, led 4th until 6th, weakened 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Newsday (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gf in May, 11 ran.
Allperksonice 14-1 (10-5) Led, raced keenly, not fluent 3rd headed after 5th, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 37l behind Isintshelovely (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Knockvicar (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Held up, raced keenly, struggling 5th, jumped slowly next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Timetoring (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) hvy in Nov, 10 ran.
Lady Londra 100-1 (10-12) Held up, weakened when fell 5th, in a race won by Bathwick Quest (11-1) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (3yo+) (4) hvy in Nov, 10 ran.