Mangonel had an off day at Uttoxeter last time having landed a double in November. She looks likely to provide a good target for MATROW'S LADY to aim at here. The latter has looked an improved performer this season and followed a second at Fontwell with a victory at the same track last month. There should be more to come from Neil Mulholland's mare and she makes more appeal than Lindsay's Dream, who was placed here in November and Ceannline, who needs to step up on her recent efforts to figure.
Lindsay's Dream 12-1 (11-2) In rear when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Black Dragon (9-13) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Dec, 8 ran.
Matrow's Lady (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, effort to lead narrowly before 2 out, ridden last, edged right and left under pressure flat, stayed on towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec beating Owner Occupier (11-7) by 4l, 11 ran.
Mangonel 8-13fav (10-4) Led, driven and headed before 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 12, 26l behind Drumlang (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Ceannline (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, in 3rd and hit 3 out, ridden and no extra from last, 4th of 6, 12l behind Ananda Kanda (11-0) at Ludlow 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) gs in Dec.