TORNADE D'ESTRUVAL was biting off more than she could chew in a hot novice contest at Cheltenham last month but she should feel more at home here and a repeat of the form she showed at Uttoxeter in the summer would probably be good enough. Tatispout has her own ideas about the game and is unreliable while Reg's Ruby hasn't raced since finishing well beaten at Wincanton a year ago. Osmosia won over hurdles at Plumpton in September but she isn't as good over the larger obstacles.
Tornade D'estruval (FR) 18-1 (11-0) Tracked leader until 5th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 46l behind His Excellency (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs (2) gs in Oct.
Tatispout (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 5th, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, 49l behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Reg's Ruby 8-1 (11-3) Mistakes, tracked leader, in rear from 3rd, soon well behind, blundered 6 out, left remote 2nd 4 out, 2nd of 3, well behind How's Business (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f mares nov ch (4) gs in Nov '11.
Osmosia (FR) 13-8fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, slow 7th, ridden approaching 2 out, never on terms, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Escardo (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.