Sendinpost is the most interesting runner but a chance is taken with SHE'S ON THE CASE ahead of Gentle Caribou who could fare better over this shorter trip. Sendinpost was a useful performer on the level but she hasn't been out since 2007 and made only 800 guineas at the sales in January. Her half-brother, Sendintank, was at home under testing conditions so there's some hope that she'll act on the ground but she's probably best watched. Gentle Caribou is no star but she's run well on two of her three visits to the track and may just have found three miles too far last time so could be worth another chance. Ridley Taylor finished 11 lengths adrift of her in a bumper at the track and could show up well on debut over hurdles whilst Kahsabelle is also worth monitoring but a chance is taken with She's On The Case. Her West Country yard has a good record at the track (although, admittedly, not with their hurdlers) and she made the frame in a modest bumper here when looking in need of a stiffer test. She finished down the field on her hurdling bow but the run is a little better than the bare form suggests and she's entitled to improve for the experience so we'll opt for She's On The Case.
Astrolibra 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, hit 3 out, ridden to lead last, soon headed, no extra, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Spring Jim (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Basford Lady (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) In touch, chased winner after 4th until well before 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Banjaxed Girl (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Gentle Caribou (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) In rear, jumped left and bumped 1st, not fluent next, pushed along approaching 8th, never made any ground, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Watamu Bay (11-4) at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Kahsabelle (FR) 7-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 10, 29l behind Bathwick Quest (11-1) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (3yo+) (4) hvy in Nov.
Lady Sorcerer 33-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, hampered 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, went 4th before last, not troubled leaders, 4th of 17, 11l behind Mr Plod (10-7) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Marie De Laufon (FR) 16-1 (9-12) Prominent, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 10, well behind City Theatre (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Money Finder 125-1 (10-7) Held up, mid-division, weakened from 8th, 8th of 15, well behind Predictive (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Mrs Fawlty (IRE) 22-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 8th, every chance 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 16, 14l behind Love of Tara (11-2) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Naughty Naughty 16-1 (10-10) Soon in mid-division, not fluent 3rd, hampered on bend soon after, headway 7th, weakening when mistake 3 out, 5th of 10, well behind Ryde Back (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Queen Octavia 6-1 (10-3) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Full Of Spirit (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m N H flat (6) sft in Dec.
Ridley Taylor 10-1 (10-7) Chased winner until over 4f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Divy (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Saltara 50-1 (10-9) Behind, some headway 7f out, no chance final 3f, 5th of 9, 28l behind She's On The Case (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gf in May.
Sendinpost 3-1fav (7-11) Held up in 6th, effort 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out until inside final 2f, kept on final furlong, no chance, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Junior (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcap (3) pol in Jul '07 (flat).
She's On The Case (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders on outside, blundered badly 4 out, behind after, not recover, tailed off, 10th of 14, 49l behind Asturienne (11-2) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (3) sft in Dec.
Siouxme (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, outpaced 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off 3 out, 4th of 6, well behind Sure Josie Sure (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Sordid Secret (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) In rear, some headway after 3 out but never in contention, 7th of 14, 24l behind Asturienne (11-2) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (3) sft in Dec.