Southwell bumper winner MONITA BONITA made mistakes when only fifth on her hurdles bow at Newcastle. But she must have been showing something at home because she was sent off favourite. Expect her to improve considerably on that first effort and she may be able to get the better of another bumper winner, Reves D'Amour, whose Towcester second is working out well. Jamie Snowden's filly isn't certain to appreciate the extra yardage, however. Hellesbelles can improve on her fourth at Musselburgh and should be best of the rest.
Blondinabar 25-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4f out, 7th of 11, well behind Classic Move (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Cinnomhor 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along and reminders before 8th weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Rev Up Ruby (10-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Hellesbelles (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, chased leaders 2 out, one pace before last, 4th of 10, 11l behind Brijomi Queen (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Knockturnal (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Woodland Walk (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Monita Bonita 15-8fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Rev Up Ruby (10-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Reves D'amour (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, headed before last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Down Ace (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.