Rydalis scored over timber at Exeter in May and has a recent pipe-opener under her belt and Sapphire Rouge has claims on her best form over hurdles. Annimation is another with a chance if taking to the larger obstacles while Lights Of Broadway wasn't disgraced when fourth over fences at Leicester back in March and should improve. Likewise GLEN COUNTESS, who finished a respectable second on her chasing bow at Uttoxeter in June and gets the nod on her return to action.
Addiction 12-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, weakened going to last, 4th of 11, 30l behind Miss Milborne (10-11) at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Annimation (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed 4th, chased clear leader, mistake 5th, lost modest 2nd after 3 out, weakened before and blundered 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, 40l behind Kells Belle (11-0) at Sandown 2m 4f mrs lst hdl (1) sft in Jan.
Glen Countess (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Prominent, chased winner 9th, every chance 4 out, no impression from next, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Saved By John (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in Jun.
Lights Of Broadway (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and headed 4 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 14l behind The Laodicean (12-0) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Queen Of The West (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, pecked 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Jewellery (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Rydalis (FR) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on inside, driven and lost place after 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Wings Of Smoke (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Behind, headway approaching 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, left 4th last, kept on flat, 4th of 14, 14l behind Tartan Tiger (11-0) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.