Alder Mairi was last seen in a Listed race at Cheltenham in the spring but looks to be on a stiff mark ahead of her return to action. A Little Swifter has a lengthy absence to overcome while Dreambrook Lady is out of sorts and now tried in a hood. Midnight Belle arrives off the back of a third career win at Worcester, however, while Rattlin won twice at Hexham before being pulled up at Carlisle last week. IN BY MIDNIGHT was still very green at Worcester last month but won easily enough in the end. With more improvement anticipated, she may be good enough off a lowly mark.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led, not fluent 4th, headed next, led again before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, stayed on flat, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares listed nov hdl (1) gs in Apr.
Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Held up behind, struggling before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Rosie Probert (11-5) at Stratford 2m (3) sft in Oct, 11 ran.
A Little Swifter (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 3rd 11th, mistake and lost 3rd 4 out, weakened after next, 7th of 10, 28l behind Valmari (10-11) at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan.
Midnight Belle 5-2 (11-1) Led after 1st, headed 6th, led before next, clear 2 out, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct beating Jean Fleming (11-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Rattlin 16-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Big Casino (11-1) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct, 10 ran.
In By Midnight 2-1fav (10-10) Chased leader, closed 5th, led 3 out, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct beating Benefique Royale (10-10) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.