While Egefour's last time out victory in a Southwell maiden was impressive we prefer the chances of BRIERY STAR to land this Mare's handicap hurdle while we also consider Petit Fleur. The pick was well held last time by what has turned out to be a nicely handicapped runner. That effort was off this mark and based on her novice form it is a rating that might prove to be on the low side. Egdefour was a seven length winner in maiden last time but it appears that her mark might be a little high for her handicap debut considering who she beat that day though she is entitled to go well. Petit Fleur has, at least, been given a chance to be competitive by the assessor for her handicap debut. She won a modest maiden last time over a shorter trip at Newcastle and ran on well enough to suggest the extra yardage is in her scope. Santera looks to be up against it a little with her mark looking a little high while Crow Spinney has to find more to overturn some form on the pick who is Briery Star.
Crow Spinney 20-1 (11-6) Held up, effort between last 2, no extra approaching last, 4th of 13, 10l behind Upright Ima (11-5) at Hexham 2m mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gf in Apr.
Santera (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, every chance approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Beshairt (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
Petit Fleur 9-2 (11-0) In touch, hit 2nd, went 3rd approaching 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, led last, ran on, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Minnie Hill (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Thehonourablelady 10-1 (11-2) Prominent, close 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, weakening when jumped right 2 out, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Mollys Garden (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Edgefour (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Prominent, headway 3 out, led next, drew clear from last, won at Southwell 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Pokanoket (10-5) by 7l, 12 ran.
Amouretta 100-1 (9-11) In touch, pushed along 5th, weakened quickly 4 out, 7th of 8, 49l behind Higgy's Boy (11-9) at Ascot 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.
Pearl (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Led 3rd until 7th, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 11, 30l behind Well Green (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Festive Chimes (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Close up, weakened 9th, behind next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Tampa Boy (11-6) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Ring For Time 100-1 (10-4) Held up, headway 7th, not fluent 4 out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Top Ram (11-6) at Chepstow 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Briery Star 9-2fav (10-10) Held up, headway 3 out, kept on same pace from last, no impression, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Upright Ima (11-5) at Hexham 2m mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gf in Apr.
Sweet Robinia (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) In rear, moderate effort 6th, tailed off, 6th of 13, 34l behind Where's Susie (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Baarrij 33-1 (10-12) Prominent, went 2nd 7th, every chance 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 14, 13l behind Insignia (10-12) at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Teenybash 50-1 (9-13) Towards rear, struggling halfway, tailed off when pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Boysterous (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Nov, 15 ran.