Jewellery has won her last two starts at Fontwell and Newton Abbot very easily but the soft ground here could halt her winning run and she's also shot up in the weights. Whistling Senator has completely lost his way while Titch Strider is a long-standing maiden who is likely to find at least one too good again here. The three-year-old filly ANNALUNA has been placed in all three starts to date over hurdles and looks to have been crying out for a longer trip. Getting plenty of weight from some exposed novices, she may be good enough to get off the mark today.
Flying Vic (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) In touch, pushed along and lost place 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Carmela Maria (10-8) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Jewellery (IRE) 5-4fav (10-10) Chased leader, led 2nd, clear when ridden after 2 out, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep beating Easter Lad (10-13) by 6l, 13 ran.
Whistling Senator (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place when not fluent 5th, reminder after next, behind from 7th, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Romance Dance (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Sep.
Titch Strider (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Held up, headway after 6th, mistake next, 4th and beaten 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 11, 37l behind Jewellery (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gd in Sep.
Midnight Lira 8-1 (11-6) Towards rear, behind from 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Kayfton Pete (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr, 14 ran.
Band Of Thunder 50-1 (11-1) Led narrowly to 5th, tracked leaders, lost place before 7th, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Direct Flo (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Just Watch Ollie (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mistakes, never travelled in rear, lost touch after 3rd, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by South Stack (10-8) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in May, 9 ran.
Annaluna (IRE) 3-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, reminders 3rd, challenged 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Feb Thirtyfirst (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) sft.
Magical Island 11-1 (11-7) Chased winner throughout, mistakes 7th and next, driven and tried to close bypassing ommitted 2 out, no impression before last, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Eastwell Smiles (11-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) sft in Jul '10.