Rattlin, twice a winner on quick going last summer, has found the ground against him recently and should do better. EMERALD ROSE is the only one of these with a course and distance victory to her credit which she achieved last month. She's been raised 7lb but won comfortably enough and can follow up. Carolina Wren makes her handicap bow after a comfortable maiden success at Huntingdon and doesn't look badly treated but Woodland Walk was beaten 14l into second at Warwick and this is no easier. Ussee has yet to win a race and connections won't be pleased with a 4lb rise for her latest defeat.
Emerald Rose 11-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, ridden after 3 out, not clear run and switched left before not fluent 2 out, squeezed through to lead when jumped right and bumped from behind last, driven clear, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 3m mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Dewala (11-4) by 6l, 5 ran.
Carolina Wren 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, closed 6th, led before next, ridden and stayed on gamely from 2 out, clear towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Cabaret Girl (10-12) by 6l, 5 ran.
Rattlin 10-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden and outpaced after 7th, well beaten 4th before 3 out, 4th of 9, 32l behind Jack Albert (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Woodland Walk 10-1 (11-6) In touch, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 10, 14l behind Polly Peachum (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Ussee (FR) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Laughton Park (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Tenmoku 25-1 (11-0) In touch in chasing group, not fluent 7th, every chance when not fluent and stumbled 3 out, soon hampered, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Cinnomhor 16-1 (10-1) In touch, jumped big 1st, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 8, 17l behind Askamore Darsi (11-1) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Mohawk Ridge (11-6) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 14 ran.