CEVARO has come up against a couple of decent novices in her two runs to date over hurdles at Fakenham and Bangor. She'd be unlucky to find one too good again here and gets a confident vote ahead of recent Exeter runner-up Loyaute and Enchanting Smile. The latter was odds-on at Chepstow nine days ago but was beaten in a blanket finish. However, she's run several decent races on heavy ground and shouldn't be underestimated. The remainder have plenty to find if they are to trouble the principals.
Cevaro (IRE) 13-8fav (10-5) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, soon tracked leader, led approaching next, driven when wandered approaching last, ridden and headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Va'vite (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Emerald Rose 50-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, behind, struggling 4 out, weakening when mistake next, 6th of 9, 37l behind Va'vite (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Enchanting Smile (FR) 10-11fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to go 4th before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, hd behind Flora Lea (10-9) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy.
Fannythewundahorse (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up in touch towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway approaching 8th, no extra 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Faultless Feelings (11-1) at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Flew The Nest (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 17, 27l behind Carole's Spirit (11-0) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb.
Just A Whisper 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, hedaway approaching 5th, close up after 7th, ridden and weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Kim Tian Road (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd, 12 ran.
Loyaute (FR) 10-1 (11-4) In touch, not fluent 3rd, ridden and edged left before 2 out, went 2nd last, every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 19, 1l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Milaneen 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Annacotty (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb, 15 ran.
The Prime Viper (IRE) 80-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, in rear when blundered 7th, rallied 2 out, stayed on to go modest 4th before last, never on terms, 4th of 6, 39l behind Va'vite (10-10) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Bovs Castle 100-1 (9-7) Always in rear, behind 3rd, pulled up before last, in a race won by Karinga Dancer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs, 16 ran.