Chilworth Screamer wasn't beaten far at Plumpton last time and makes more appeal than Shropshirelass, who is racing from out of the handicap, and Seaquel, who races over hurdles for the first time since 2010 but has been in action on the Polytrack. My Viking Bay is only a plater but has winning form over course and distance, as does last month's Bangor third Valrene, while Dirty Deal won at Uttoxeter last month and has been lightly raced this winter. But she looks too close in the weights to ALL ANNALENA, who has been holding her own in much better company and should gain a deserved first victory of the season here.
All Annalena (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Led in start, raced keenly, soon tracked leader, led after 4th, driven and headed 2 out, no impression in 4th approaching last, stayed on to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Shammick Boy (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Valrene 6-1 (11-5) Held up behind, outpaced 3 out, chased leaders under pressure next, stayed on to take 3rd last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Va'vite (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Dirty Deal 8-1 (11-10) Led into start, led until 1st, tracked leaders, led after 8th, headed before 3 out, not fluent and well held by winner from 2 out, 2nd of 7, 38l behind Matrow's Lady (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
My Viking Bay (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 4th, went 2nd 3 out, led last, driven clear flat, won at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) sft beating Aim (10-7) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Seaquel 22-1 (11-5) Chased leader, ridden 5th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 17l behind Emirates World (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep '10.
Chilworth Screamer 6-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, ridden approaching 2 out, chance last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Lindsay's Dream (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Shropshirelass 14-1 (10-2) Tracked leading pair when fell 7th, in a race won by Upton Mead (9-10) at Plumpton 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) sft, 4 ran.