UMADACHAR has a penalty to contend with having scored over a longer trip at this track last month. However, her experience should stand her in good stead as today's main rivals have something to prove over timber. Dual bumper winner Too Generous was fancied on her hurdling bow at Bangor but put in a poor round of jumping and can only improve while July's Lingfield bumper winner Magic Vixen makes her hurdling debut on her return to action. Shantou Breeze has a couple of decent placed efforts to her name on faster ground but Old Dreams looks a bigger threat after her recent second at Folkestone.
Umadachar (FR) 11-8fav (10-12) Held up, headway 3 out, went 2nd before last, hung left and led at hurdle, still hanging left flat, ridden out, won at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov beating Floral Spinner (10-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Dun See Dee (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led, not fluent 7th, headed approaching 3 out, chased leader until ridden approaching 2 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 9, 28l behind Ballinahow Star (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Prominent, no impression from before 4 out, soon no extra in moderate 4th, 4th of 11, well behind Dare To Doubt (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f mrs beg chs in Mar.
Hopatina (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Chased leader, led and hung left approaching 2 out, stumbled and headed soon after 2 out, lost 2nd last, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 11, 7l behind Well Regarded (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '11.
Kayflin (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 11f out, headed 4f out, edged left and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Agent Fedora (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Nov.
Magic Vixen (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Keen hold in mid-division, closed travelling well from before straight, challenged in 2nd 2f out, led inside final furlong, got close with rival, stayed on best, won at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat in Jul beating Shinahwil (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Old Dreams (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Raced wide in touch, driven and stayed on to chase leaders before last, challenged and every chance last, driven flat, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Minella For Steak (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leader who went clear after 2nd, closed from 5th, led after 8th, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Carole's Destiny (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Too Generous 9-4 (10-10) Prominent, hit 5 out, reminders before 4 out and not fluent, soon weakened, 5th of 6, well behind Hidden Identity (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Well Sprung (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, weakened 5th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by American Life (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy, 7 ran.