The market should be monitored closely for this opener as Franklino is almost certainly better than he showed on his reappearance at Warwick. Adiynara won a jumpers' bumper at Wolverhampton last month but has crept up the ratings over hurdles without winning while Thundering Home is 7lb higher than when scoring over course and distance in November, though has been in decent form since. There was just a hint of a revival in MANSHOOR's fortunes on the all-weather last time and he's back on a winning mark over timber. Ollie Garner is good value for his 5lb claim and Lucy Wadham's charge could spring a surprise today though Islandmagee is interesting on his handicap debut and Seventh Sky has been taking on better company.
Adiynara (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Jan beating Josh's Dreamway (10-13) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Seventh Sky (GER) 11-2 (11-7) In touch, headway after 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 26l behind Ballybriggan (11-10) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Professeur Emery (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Led, raced freely, headed 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 12, 30l behind Chiberta King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
County Zen (FR) 50-1 (11-4) Led, pushed along and headed over 4f out, quickly lost place, 10th of 11, well behind City Press (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Manshoor (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Ladies Dancing 28-1 (10-13) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure after 3 out, kept on same pace, weakened before last, 8th of 13, 24l behind Home Run (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Islandmagee (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside after 6th, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression when hit next, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Valdez (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Franklino (FR) 9-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway after 3 out, no impression next, 6th of 15, 13l behind Flaming Charmer (11-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Star Of Massini (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 7th of 10, well behind North Star Lad (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Thundering Home 9-1 (11-9) Towards rear, pushed along 3out, headway next, one pace when mistake last, kept on, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Home Run (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Posh Emily 8-1 (11-12) In touch, pushed along after 6th, outpaced soon after, went poor 4th 2 out, 4th of 8, 20l behind Goochypoochyprader (10-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Superciliary 100-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, every chance 3 out, lost place 2 out, weakened last, last of 6, 20l behind Seventh Sign (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.