Smiling Lady was second in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last month but has changed stables since and there's no guarantee that form will be repeated here. SCHOLASTICA won bumpers at Uttoxeter and Bangor last year before finding the company too hot at Ascot and Newbury. She could be a nice prospect for Tom Symonds and can make a winning debut over timber as Lovely Muck didn't show much on her racecourse debut at Newton Abbot. On The Off Chance isn't highly tried on her introduction but may need the experience.
Lovely Muck 9-1 (10-12) Towards rear, not always fluent, reminder after 2nd, well beaten after 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 27l behind My Legal Lady (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
On The Off Chance Presenting filly out of Winnowing.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) Westerner filly out of Solar Quest.
Ridgeway Poppy 16-1 (10-10) Always behind, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Heather Royal (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 17 ran.
Scholastica 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway on outside 5f out, bumped over 4f out, edged left 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 20l behind Up To Something (11-1) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Smiling Lady (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, moderate 2nd and ridden from 3 out, no impression, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Red Cert (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Theoystercatcher (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened over 5f out, 8th of 12, 22l behind Izzini (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd.