MORNING WITH IVAN has yet to run a bad race over hurdles. She finally got off the mark against three rivals at Musselburgh nine days ago and a quick double looks likely given today's opposition. Flat winner Gold Chain was only beaten half-a-length at Musselburgh on her debut in November but hasn't been seen since, though she's still preferred to older mares Just Chilly and Sheilas Lady while newcomer Don't Tell may have stamina issues.
Just Chilly 14-1 (10-5) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, well behind Star Lily (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.
Sheilas Lady 20-1 (11-1) Led, pushed along over 5f out, headed 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Just For Pleasure (9-13) at Newcastle 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) hvy in Jan.
Morning With Ivan (IRE) Evensfav (10-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, joined 2nd from 2nd, not fluent 5th, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Magic Skyline (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Don't Tell 100-1 (8-5) Always behind, last of 12, 23l behind Fanoos (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct (flat).
Flawless Filly (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Prominent, mistake 2nd, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Magic Skyline (11-3) at Catterick 2m (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Gold Chain (IRE) 12-5 (10-5) Tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and every chance when pressed winner run-in, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Akdam (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.