HOBB'S DREAM made a successful return to hurdling when beating Gentleman Jimmy by eight lengths over C&D three weeks ago. She was put up 11lb for that success but Andrias Guerin again takes off 10lb and the mare is fancied to go in again. Changing Lanes landed a huge gamble at Southwell last week when Western Whisky finished tailed off but the penalty here would have to be a worry, while Not So Prudent was pulled up at Ffos Las last time in a race in which Cannon Fire and Western Whisky finished unplaced. The maiden Kowloon isn't really improving but Cosway Spirit may do better in first-time blinkers.
Not So Prudent (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 8th, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pension Plan (10-11) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Changing Lanes Evensfav (11-5) Held up towards rear on inside, steady headway after 6th, switched right after 2 out, challenged last, led flat, stayed on, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Dakota Boy (11-7) by 2l, 14 ran.
Cannon Fire (FR) 66-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden after 9th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 40l behind Pension Plan (10-11) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, led when went left and not fluent last, ridden clear, won at Taunton 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan beating Gentleman Jimmy (11-8) by 8l, 16 ran.
Munlochy Bay 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders on outside, fell 3rd, in a race won by What An Oscar (11-8) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan, 13 ran.
Just Tootsie 8-1 (10-7) In touch, blundered 4th and soon lost ground, unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Goring One (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Mar, 5 ran.
Kowloon (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, mistake and went 4th 3 out, no impression, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Dirty Deal (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Gentleman Jimmy 9-1 (11-8) Prominent, led after 5th, headed next, led again after 7th until after 3 out, stayed on same pace last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 8l behind Hobb's Dream (10-9) at Taunton 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Makin A Fuss 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, pushed along after 4th, weakened after 6th, behind next, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Jocheski (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.
Western Whisky (FR) 50-1 (11-6) Led until ridden 7th, weakened approaching 9th, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Changing Lanes (11-5) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Cosway Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, outpaced when hampered 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure from next, never on terms, 5th of 15, 18l behind Tickatack (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Quix 50-1 (11-5) Always behind, mistake 5th, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Nagpur (11-5) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Velator 80-1 (10-13) Always behind, 9th of 12, well behind Pearl Swan (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.