Floral Spinner blew another good chance at Huntingdon last week and has become expensive to follow. Bunglasha Lady is hardly one to rely on having been pulled up in two of her three starts this term but a visor could bring about some improvement in Big Time Billy and Matrow's Lady has won at Doncaster and Ffos Las this season. She did it very easily at the Welsh track last time and Chris Sheehan's claim wipes out her penalty but GRASSFINCH may have her measure over this longer trip. Renee Robeson's mare has won twice over 3m so it was to her credit that she went close in a jumpers' bumper at Lingfield last month. Thedeboftheyear has the past form to figure but Toot Sweet has plenty on her plate.
Bunglasha Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) In touch, not fluent 2nd, ridden 9th, lost place before 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Tweedledrum (9-7) at Kempton 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec, 9 ran.
Grassfinch 9-2 (10-7) Towards rear on inner, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Natural Spring (10-7) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Matrow's Lady (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Mid-division on outside, headway approaching 6th, challenged after 8th, led before 3 out, clear when not fluent 2 out, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy beating Dirty Deal (11-10) by 38l, 7 ran.
Floral Spinner 13-8fav (10-5) Mid-division, headway 6th, challenged after next, led before 3 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Miss Ballantyne (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up on inside towards rear, pecked 8th, soon lost touch, 6th of 9, 46l behind Prima Porta (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft.
Toot Sweet (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden after 7th, outpaced from 3 out, 4th of 13, 16l behind Glorious Twelfth (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Thedeboftheyear 18-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened after 5 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Dream Again Boys (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.