Brian Treanor rode BRIJOMI QUEEN to victory in this 12 months ago. Nicky Richards has resisted the temptation to switch his mare to hurdles this season and she looks ready to score again having run well at Musselburgh last month. Flemens Pride had more in hand on Bob's Lady Tara at Newcastle than the official five-length winning margin suggests and can confirm that form. She looks the danger to the selection ahead of Musselburgh third Cinnomhor, while Over To You Ruby has a decent pedigree and may prove the pick of the five newcomers.
Brijomi Queen (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Alphabetical Order (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Flemens Pride 5-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Jan beating Bob's Lady Tara (11-3) by 5l, 7 ran.
Billericay Allstar Septieme Ciel mare out of Magical Day.
Bob's Lady Tara 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well to chase winner well inside final furlong, always well held, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Flemens Pride (11-3) at Newcastle 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Cinnomhor 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outside, lost place 5f out, 11th 2f out, headway on inside 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 3rd near finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Amisfield Lad (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Dec.
Molly Milan Milan mare out of Dolly Sparks.
Over To You Ruby (IRE) Blueprint mare out of Supreme Madam.
Rumour Had It (IRE) Milan mare out of Single Trigger.
Silverton 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, last of 9, well behind Standintheband (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Time For Silver Silver Patriarch mare out of Silver Broom Vii.