FLORAL SPINNER has already won a couple of bumpers and her pedigree suggests she'll do well over hurdles. Getting 7lb from previous winners Frolic Along and Smiling Lady, Bill Turner's mare looks the one to be on here though Awesome Bella wouldn't need to improve much on her second at Towcester in March to get involved. Shantou Breeze has the past form to figure but has become expensive to follow while Ruby Glow may need more time.
Frolic Along (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Not always fluent in rear, never on terms, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Likearollingstone (11-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Smiling Lady (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to go 2nd after 4 out, led 2 out, clear from last, kept on, won at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct beating Lovely Muck (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Awesome Bella 10-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, stayed on to chase leading pair approaching 2 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Definite Memories (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Byresteads Farm 200-1 (10-6) Held up in touch, lost place before halfway, soon struggling in rear, last of 14, well behind Mister Newby (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Dec.
Carole's Destiny 7-2fav (10-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Golden Firebird (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) gd in Apr '11.
Floral Spinner 13-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, challenged 10f out, led over 7f out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gf in Aug beating Pollystone (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Forgotten Promise 125-1 (10-1) Chased leading trio, lost 4th and weakened soon after 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Old Tricks (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Ruby Glow 6-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 14l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden and lost place after 7th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 12, 43l behind Le Bec (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Winnie Wood 4-7 (11-7) Trckd ldr; led 13; lft wl clr 15, won at Parham 3m ptp gd in Mar '11 beating Onlyfiftyquideach (12-0) by 10l, 3 ran.