Bespoke Lady is sure to be popular for McCain and McCoy with the mare asked to travel three miles on her hurdling debut. However, she features a solid second in a three mile point-to-point on her record and seems sure to go close in what looks a modest affair on paper. Midnight Streaker looks the stronger of the Benjamin Arthey pair and should be in the mix, whilst Irish challenger, Waltz Legend, also boasts reasonable each-way claims. Fellow Irish raider, NOSEY BOX, looks to have stronger ammunition to fire though and Noel Kelly's charge rates the value option. Disappointing at Punchestown last time in a better race, previous runner-up efforts at Ayr and Newcastle read well enough in the context of this contest and hopefully the first-time application of a tongue tie and blinkers will aid her cause further.
Bespoke Lady (IRE) 8-13fav (11-0) Raced wide, chased winner throughout, pushed along 4f out, soon no impression, hung left and one pace under pressure final 2f, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Jennys Melody (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gs in Mar.
Castle Goer (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Made most, disp 2out, rdn to 1l ld last, ko best, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar beating Subbys Daughter (11-11) by 5l, 11 ran.
Midnight Streaker 11-4 (10-12) Prominent, led after 1st, hit 5th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Maison De Ville (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Mrs Grass 18-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, modest headway 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 47l behind Bollin Julie (10-1) at Newcastle 3m cnd nov hcp hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Nosey Box (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 8th of 15, 45l behind Rock's Field (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Sheilas Lady 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed before 2 out, every chance last, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Bop Along (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar.
Tara Springs 200-1 (10-7) Towards rear, struggling from 3rd, pulled up before 4 out, tailed off, in a race won by Dark Dune (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Waltz Legend (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leader, moderate 5th 5 out, no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 12l behind Kates Benefit (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Mar.