Maypole Lass finish six lengths ahead of Aminah at Aintree earlier this month but the latter was making her hurdling debut that day and may well reverse the placings. Colleen Bawn was placed four times in nine starts on the Flat in France but MORNING WITH IVAN looks the one to be on. She was only beaten a short-head on her hurdling debut at Catterick and won three times on the level in Ireland. Red Four, another winner on the Flat, could also be interesting.
Aminah 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, jumped slowly 5th, outpaced next, weakened approaching 3 out, last of 5, well behind Gitane Du Berlais (11-3) at Aintree 2m 1f Lstd fills juv hdl (1) sft.
Colleen Bawn (FR) (9-1) 14th of 15, 46l behind Purple American (9-4) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 6f 3yo hcp gd in Aug (flat).
Haatefina 50-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Mahican (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs.
Maypole Lass 20-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden and lost touch from 6th, 4th of 5, well behind Gitane Du Berlais (11-3) at Aintree 2m 1f Lstd fills juv hdl (1) sft.
Morning With Ivan (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, challenged 4th, bumped next, led 2 out, ridden before last, stayed on under pressure flat, headed last stride, 2nd of 7, shd behind Most Honourable (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Multilicious 22-1 (10-5) Led, jumped slowly 1st, set steady pace after, headed before 3rd, in touch, reminder and lost place after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Forced Family Fun (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov.
Pixie Cut (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader early, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Rebel Force (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol (flat).
Red Four 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct beating Zinnobar (10-6) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran (flat).
Super Cookie 33-1 (10-2) Held up behind, took keen hold, headway before 3 out, weakened last, 5th of 8, 19l behind Rutherglen (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.