Mares' novices' hurdles are never easy to predict and this is no exception. Jordans Day would be a surprise winner and Cinnomhor's bumper form tailed off last season but RATHVAWN BELLE won at Punchestown before contesting a Listed bumper at Aintree in April and could be too speedy for these. Push Me has already scored over timber, however, though it took her six attempts and she now carries a penalty. Sultana Belle was third behind a subsequent winner at Sedgefield 11 days ago but looks thoroughly exposed.
Push Me (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Discoverie (10-2) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cinnomhor 10-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 8, 28l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
Jordans Day 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, slow 7th, struggling next, behind when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Moufatango (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gs, 6 ran.
Rathvawn Belle (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 11th of 19, 26l behind Legacy Gold (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs in Apr.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and effort towards stands side 2 out, switched left between last 2, driven and kept on approaching last, well held flat, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 6l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd.