TRIBAL DANCE is hard to get past here. He ran out a 13-length winner at Huntingdon during the week and a conditional taking over the reins negates his 7lb penalty. Ben Case's hurdler beat Tecktal last time and the latter had previously defeated today's rival Twin Bud at Plumpton so the form looks solid enough. Kavegirl drops in class after a third at Uttoxeter, but is returning from over a year's absence and Sulpius makes more appeal on his third over these hurdles last month. Island News does most of his racing at this track but a first time visor will need to bring improvement if he's to figure.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Made all, clear approaching 2 out, hit last, ran on, unchallenged, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Tecktal (10-2) by 13l, 9 ran.
Twin Bud 11-1 (11-10) Led until not fluent 2nd, in touch, outpaced 9th, rallied when not fluent 2 out, stayed on, went 2nd last stride, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Tecktal (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Kavegirl 22-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, not fluent 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Santera (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep '10.
Matrow's Lady (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Raced widest of all, in touch, lost place 5th, soon tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Border Lad (9-9) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Sulpius (GER) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders until badly outpaced and lost place after 6th, stayed on again before 2 out, went modest 3rd before last, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Caunay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
The Clyda Rover (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, blundered and reminders after 4th, tailed off 5 out, 10th of 17, 45l behind Kateal (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Island News 11-1 (11-5) Behind and ridden along from after 4th, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Caunay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Homer Run (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Held up, took keen hold, headway after 3rd, saddle slipped next, led after 5th and jockey soon hanging on, mistake 6th, clear 8th, mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Tecktal (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 8 ran.
What's For Tea 100-1 (9-7) Mid-division, hit 4 out and weakened, soon lost touch, eased from 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Cresswell Crusader (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.
Dolores Ortiz (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Behind, effort into mid-division 6th, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and kept on same pace approaching last, never on terms, 6th of 11, 12l behind Stravita (10-5) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) fm in Apr.