China Sky was beaten a long way when favourite for a Bangor bumper last May but could do better now faced with a set of hurdles. Violin Davis made mistakes when down the field on her debut over timber at Kempton but will know more today and probably has more scope than Towcester fourth Definitley Lovely and recent Ffos Las sixth Seren Cwmtudu. SPE SALVI caught the eye in a bumper at Kempton last month, however, in her first start since running out when in the lead at Fontwell in September. She isn't an easy ride but clearly has ability and this probably won't take much winning.
Betty Browneyes 80-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Gibb River (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
China Sky (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 6f out, soon ridden and lost place, rallied to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 11, 23l behind With Grace (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f N H flat (5) gd in May.
Definitley Lovely 16-1 (10-10) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 15, 9l behind Line Freedom (10-10) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Lady Karabaya 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division when fell 7th, in a race won by Alverstone (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Our Flora 125-1 (10-5) Always behind, struggling 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, 41l behind Iolith (11-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden from 3 out, no impression, 8th of 18, 34l behind Silver Gypsy (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Seren Cwmtudu (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never on terms, 6th of 16, 16l behind Pilgreen (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Some Secret 40-1 (10-10) Took keen hold in mid-divsion, not fluent 1st, stumbled after 2nd, struggling 5th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Annimation (10-5) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Spe Salvi (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not much room and lost place over 5f out, switched right and headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Mintiverdi (11-0) at Kempton 2m Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AWT) (6) std in Dec.
Violin Davis (FR) 8-1 (10-5) In touch, went right 2nd, slow 4th, hit next, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 17, 44l behind Bobs Worth (10-12) at Kempton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Nov.