POLLYSTONE was still in contention when a bad blunder put an end to her challenge at Catterick. It's likely she would have beaten eventual fifth, Toubeera, with a clear round and she gets the nod in this. Taradrewe has been well beaten in decent bumpers this year and could figure on her hurdling bow but this is much tougher than the claiming hurdle Gulfport finished second in at Wetherby last time. In By Midnight never looked like troubling the winner when fifth at Ludlow on her hurdling debut but will have improved for the experience and looks best of the rest.
Grafty Girl 100-1 (10-5) In touch on outside, lost place 5f out, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Spartan Angel (10-9) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
In By Midnight 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, not fluent 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 29l behind Mickie (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Miss Duffy 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 26l behind Legacy Gold (11-5) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Feb.
Pollystone (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Led, blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb, 15 ran.
Recway Lass 66-1 (10-6) Pressed leader, pushed along 10f out, weakened 4f out, 11th of 14, 34l behind Joanne One (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Silk Sky 66-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along and struggling final 8f, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Werenearlyoutofit (10-13) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Taradrewe 20-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 19, 14l behind Legacy Gold (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs.
Toubeera 33-1 (10-11) Led, hit 6th, ridden and headed before 2 out, hung right under pressure and weakened soon after, 7th of 11, 13l behind Polly Peachum (10-4) at Kempton 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs.
Gulfport 14-1 (9-9) Chased leading pair, ridden and no impression before 3 out, went 2nd at the last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Musnad (11-6) at Wetherby 2m mdn clm hdl (5) gd.