ANNALUNA has had a couple of starts on the Flat since scoring by seven lengths over hurdles at Exeter in October. She's taken to continue her progress in this and gets the vote. A repeat of Ruby Crown's earlier placed form at Market Rasen would see her in the mix here but she's shown nothing in a couple of recent starts while Kingsfold Flare ran well at Worcester in between poor efforts at the same track. Saintly Lady and My Viking Bay are others with bits of form that entitle them to consideration if producing similar efforts today.
Saintly Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 4th, mistake 8th, tailed off next, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Howard's Legacy (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 3f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Ruby Crown 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, 49l behind Belle De Fontenay (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Wilde At Heart (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up and behind, hampered 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 35l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Kingsfold Flare 2-1 (11-0) Held up behind in touch on outside, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 7, 13l behind Cool Cascade (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Now What 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division and keen, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Queens Grove (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
My Viking Bay (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 15, 47l behind Bobowen (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Annaluna (IRE) 11-4fav (10-2) In rear, headway when not fluent and rider nearly unseated 6th, headway from 4 out, led 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Exeter 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Oct beating Flying Vic (11-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Buddy Love 40-1 (10-10) Towards rear, mistake 4th, tailed off when went right 3 out, 8th of 15, well behind Hidden Identity (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Sacco D'oro 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, blundered on inside 8th, stayed on from 2 out, went modest 3rd last, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Princesse Fleur 14-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway after 3 out, never on terms, weakened flat, 7th of 13, 12l behind Petrarchick (9-8) at Bangor 2m 4f mares nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.