Texas Tilly is making her racecourse debut with her eighth birthday approaching but she's bred for the job so watch the market. Maggie Blue has her first start over timber after some uninspiring form in bumpers while Lady Of Verona weakened quickly over 2m at Musselburgh last month, though that was her first start in over a year. Saddlers Mot has won once in 18 starts over hurdles so HANNAH JACQUES looks the obvious choice despite failing to build on her smooth victory at Cartmel in June.
Hannah Jacques (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 6, 25l behind Hidden Identity (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Saddlers Mot 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on from last, 5th of 18, 13l behind Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 9, 22l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Prominent in chasing group until outpaced and lost place 5f out, rallied under pressure and plugged on again final 2f, 5th of 14, 21l behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Texas Tilly Sir Harry Lewis mare out of Lindajane.