Entertain Me's sixth at Worcester last month was her first run for almost two years. She should strip fitter here and be in the firing line if her jumping is up to scratch. But we just prefer PAMPELONNE, who was just about the best of these over hurdles and went very close over the smaller obstacles last season on several occasions. Her lack of finishing speed may not be as much of a handicap over fences. Double Silver disappointed over hurdles last time and would probably prefer a bit further but still looks a better bet than the more exposed Illysantachristina and Truckers Princess.
Double Silver 7-2 (10-10) Tracked leader, hit 2nd, not fluent 5th, lost 2nd and ridden before 3 out, weakened flat, 6th of 12, 16l behind Dancingtilmidnight (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Entertain Me 9-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway soon after, no extra flat, 6th of 10, 13l behind Florafern (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Illysantachristina 9-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd before 4 out until 4 out, stayed on same pace, weakened flat, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Old Magic (10-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Pampelonne (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace flat, 7th of 13, 7l behind Drumlang (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Truckers Princess (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Murfreesboro (9-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.