Amazing D'Azy started favourite here on her hurdling debut having shown promise in bumpers. But she was in trouble some way from home and has a bit to find with runner-up Reves D'Amour, though did finish ahead of Garnock and Katie's Massini. Siksika wasn't disgraced when fourth at Worcester last month but is held by Rising Teal on bumper form and Lucy Wadham's filly may have a future over timber. DOWN ACE has already won a point-to-point and two bumpers this year and starts off over hurdles at a sensible level. Her victory at Cheltenham in April was particularly impressive and she can land this.
Amazing D'azy (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Blase Chevalier (10-9) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Amber Flush 9-1 (10-7) Mid-division on inner, weakened 3f out, 8th of 13, 50l behind Rouquine Sauvage (10-9) at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) sft in Oct.
Armedandbeautiful 33-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden before last, one pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Weather Babe (11-4) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Bonnet's Vino 11-1 (10-12) Led narrowly, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind The Govaness (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Down Ace (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in May beating Handmaid (10-8) by 2 3/4l, 15 ran.
Fairy Bay 200-1 (10-0) Towards rear, weakened 8f out, tailed off, 10th of 14, 49l behind Indian Stream (10-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Garnock (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Held up, 8th and in touch after 5th, no impression 3 out, 7th of 11, 22l behind In By Midnight (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Katie's Massini (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 23l behind Blase Chevalier (10-9) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Lady Charisma 11-4fav (10-5) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, switched outside and headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to press for 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Chill Factor (10-9) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gs in Apr.
Lady Fingers 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, off the bridle before halfway, lost place over 4f out, rallied on inside and hung left over 2f out, plugged on, 7th of 11, 17l behind Polly Peachum (10-12) at Warwick 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May '12.
Langarve Lady (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Held up in last trio, headway 6f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 27l behind Cogry (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
My Miss Lucy 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 17, 28l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar '12.
Queen Olivia 5-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway over 6f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Horizontal Speed (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Reves D'amour (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Led, ridden before last, headed after last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Blase Chevalier (10-9) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Rising Teal 6-1 (10-7) Led or disputed lead to over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 24l behind Celestial Island (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Siksika (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, 4th and one pace next, no extra last, 4th of 11, 14l behind In By Midnight (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.