NATURAL SPRING won one of these bumpers on the Polytrack at Lingfield in January and went close back over hurdles on her latest start. She's taken to defy a penalty and land this at the chief expense of Va'vite, who scored over timber at Towcester a fortnight ago with Ma Toolan well beaten. Dubaianswer is a dual winner on the Flat here and has been in better form over hurdles of late. She looks a threat while Countess Comet and Gulf Punch make most appeal of the remainder.
Natural Spring 16-1 (11-3) Led, hit 5th and next, ridden and kept on well when pressed from 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on same pace flat, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Baby Shine (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Feb.
Countess Comet (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division, blundered 5th, slow 7th (water), slow jump and lost place next, soon behind and no chance after, 8th of 14, 36l behind Twirling Magnet (11-3) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Detour Ahead 11-2 (11-2) Disputed at steady pace until after 1st, chased clear leader until mistake 4th, hit 5th and next, reminders after 7th, outpaced and no chance when went right 4 out, blundered 2 out, last of 3, 50l behind Tweedledrum (11-2) at Doncaster 3m mares listed nov hdl (1) gd.
Dubaianswer 9-4 (10-9) Held up in rear, mistake 3 out, headway before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Amber Cloud (10-7) at Catterick 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Gulf Punch 25-1 (11-8) Raced wide held up, weakened 3 out, jumped badly left 2 out, 5th of 9, 31l behind Gwladys Street (11-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Ma Toolan (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Led, hit 2nd, ridden after 3 out, headed approaching next, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd last, 5th of 9, 18l behind Va'vite (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Sky Calling 12-1 (10-1) Held up in touch when blundered and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Drumshambo (11-12) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Va'vite (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up in touch, headway 4 out, every chance 2 out, soon led, driven out, ran on well, won at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs beating Bebinn (10-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Willow Wren 28-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, headed approaching 2 out, faded, 5th of 13, 9l behind Sapphire Rouge (10-13) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun '11.