OCEAN TRANSIT acts on testing ground as proven by a flat race win at Nottingham most recently and with her fitness advantage she gets the marginal call. She has won over timber off a mark of 105 before and just 5lb higher with the Champion Jockey encouragingly booked for the ride, she can win on her return to the jumps scene. Princess Rainbow looks to be the most obvious threat and a penalty for winning at Hereford is unlikely to deter her from running a big race again. Dot's Delight hasn't won since this month last year and her last run when falling at Stratford hardly inspires confidence. Just Beware has put in two good runs already this month and must enter calculations, but Ocean Transit is nominated to score.
Princess Rainbow (FR) 11-1 (10-11) Made virtually all, sometimes jumped left, clear last, stayed on well (no time taken), won at Hereford 2m 1f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs beating Babilu (10-4) by 6l, 8 ran.
Ocean Transit (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4th, weakened 6th, 6th of 9, 26l behind Son Of Flicka (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.
Dot's Delight 14-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, fell 7th, in a race won by Hidden Keel (11-6) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Stir On The Sea (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 14, 34l behind Sparky May (10-5) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Kylenoe Fairy (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Pecked 1st and dropped to last pair, ridden after 8th, hit 12th, headway approaching 4 out, led approaching 3 out, soon joined, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind I'm A Legend (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Just Beware 9-2 (10-5) Chased leaders and wide, led 3 out, ridden and headed next, chased winner and rallying when hit last, strong challenge and level close home, just failed, 2nd of 9, hd behind Carrig An Uisce (10-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.