THE WIFES PET found the company too hot at Uttoxeter last time but she's travelled strong throughout when scoring at Huntingdon previously and it could be she needs a sharp track to show her best. Lawney Hill's mare can bounce back here with both Total Submission and Traffic Chaos returning from a lay-off. Key Cutter and Ratify have also had a break, while Princely Hero is starting to look exposed now. Ballagio was well beaten off this mark at Fontwell last time but that 3m3f trip may have been too far and he should get closer today.
Total Submission 11-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last, 7th of 14, 23l behind Paint The Clouds (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
Key Cutter (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Led until 4th, led after next, headed 7th, stayed handy, ridden approaching 15th, weakened before 18th, 7th of 11, well behind Pilgrims Lane (10-12) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Traffic Chaos (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead before last, kept on well run-in, won at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Barnack (11-1) by 5l, 13 ran.
Nothingbutthetruth (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Badly hampered 1st, in rear, struggling 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (usual 4 out), in a race won by Rowdy Rampage (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Princely Hero (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Led before 2nd, headed after 7th, lost touch approaching 10th, pulled up after, in a race won by Snake Charmer (10-1) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Sep, 10 ran.
The Wifes Pet (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden after 11th, weakened approaching 4 out, mistake 3 out, 7th of 10, 50l behind Benbane Head (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Ratify 9-2 (11-5) Led, headed after 9th, tracked winner, jumped left and mistake 4 out, weakened before next, 4th of 7, well behind Victory Parade (11-3) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Ballagio (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up, jumped slowly 3rd, headway 12th, one pace approaching 3 out, went 2nd flat, no chamce with winner, 2nd of 7, 15l behind Definite Dawn (11-6) at Fontwell 3m 2f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-115) (4yo+) (4) gd in Sep.