QUEENS GROVE completed her hat-trick when sluicing up at Hereford last time. Kevin Bishop's progressive mare should have no problem shrugging off a 7lb penalty and going in again in this company. Wilde Ruby landed a double back in June and makes more appeal than Pass The Time, unbeaten over timber in a couple of lower grade races but Moulin De La Croix has a shout on the back of her recent third at Wetherby. Twin Bud went close at Plumpton on her reappearance and is preferred to Marie Deja La.
Queens Grove 13-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 5th, led 3 out, ridden clear after next, easily, won at Hereford 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) hvy beating Lady Kathleen (11-6) by 16l, 12 ran.
Moulin de La Croix 10-3fav (11-3) Led, hard driven 3 out, headed next, weakened after last, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Overpriced (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 9-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, challenged next, led last, stayed on gamely, won at Worcester 2m 7f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating Mavalenta (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Twin Bud 9-1 (10-1) Led, mistake and headed 2nd, led again approaching next, blundered and headed 6th, led again 7th, ridden before 11th, mistake and headed 3 out, no extra approaching next, 4th of 9, 12l behind Bunglasha Lady (11-4) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Pass The Time 7-4 (10-6) Led until 6th, led before 3 out, clear when jumped left and mistake last, stayed on, won at Plumpton 2m 3yo clm hdl (5) sft in Nov beating Loyal Master (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Marie Deja La (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Led, headed 5th, lost place next, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.