A fairly ordinary handicap in which more than half the intended runners are making their return following a break. It's further complicated by the fact that Bernard Llewellyn runs two. ILLYSANTACHRISTINA has arguably been taking on better company than stablemate Bazart. She still held every chance turning for home over 2m4f at Ffos Las last time which suggests this drop in distance will be in her favour. The top weight gets the vote with doubts surrounding most of her rivals. Todareistodo is lightly raced but his future probably lies over fences and Lady Bridget may need some help from the handicapper if she's going to get her head back in front.
Illysantachristina 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened before last, 7th of 15, 22l behind American Legend (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Bazart 11-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway and in touch on outside 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace approaching last, no impression, 4th of 11, 4l behind Feeling (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Lady Bridget 4-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 2nd, led again 3 out, ridden and soon headed, chased winner until last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Lindsay's Dream (10-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in May.
Hazy Dawn 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway after 3rd, mistake 4th, not fluent and struggling 8th, behind from next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Bringewood Belle (10-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Blakeneys Pet (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off 2 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Flying Award (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr '11, 14 ran.
Todareistodo 2-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 8th, one pace and no impression with winner when blunderd last, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Opera Og (10-13) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Old Magic (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, 6th of 11, 27l behind On The Feather (10-10) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Snow Patrol 11-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place before 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Dream Again Boys (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Maxis Dream 8-1 (10-0) Mid-division and keen, not fluent 2nd, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Kayfrou (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct, 15 ran.