TOO GENEROUS disappointed on her hurdling debut at Bangor but made no mistake at Fontwell on Boxing Day. That was a much better race than this and David Pipe's mare will be a short price to follow up here. Grace And Fortune is probably the one for forecast-backers as she showed much improved form to run American Life to a head at Lingfield last month and Courting Whitney's surprise victory at Worcester in July seems a long time ago now. Hernello represents an in-form yard but was well beaten on her only run to date over timber.
Courting Whitney (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, raced wide back straight, never near leaders, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 13, 43l behind Home Run (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Too Generous 6-1 (10-3) Raced wide, held up in touch, went 3rd gong well after 3 out, went 2nd before next, led and not fluent last, soon ridden clear, eased towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Dun See Dee (10-5) by 13l, 10 ran.
Grace And Fortune 66-1 (10-5) Prominent, driven to challenge after 3 out, led next, headed approaching last, led again soon after, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind American Life (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Hernello (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Not fluent 4th or 8th, always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Coronea Lilly (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.