Norfolk Sky could hardly have won more easily at Fontwell despite a last-flight blunder and was tackling much better company at Cheltenham later. She will make a bold bid to carry her penalty to victory here. Bilidn needs a longer trip but Ellin's Tower has shown potential in bumpers and has a smart pedigree for jumping. The same remark applies to THERE IS NO POINT, who gets the nod as she has looked very promising in her two bumper races and should be suited by this quicker ground. Northern Meeting has just failed to quicken at the business end in her two runs over timber but should be winning soon while Rainbow Beauty, a dual winner on the Flat, will have come on for last month's run at Newton Abbot.
Norfolk Sky 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4th, chased winner after 3 out until after 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 21l behind As I Am (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares listed nov hdl (1) gd in Apr.
Bilidn 7-2 (11-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, driven in modest 4th well before 3 out, weakened and lost places approaching last, 6th of 11, well behind Land Of Vic (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Ellin's Tower 7-2 (10-10) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Caitys Joy (10-10) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (5) gd in Apr.
Lily Mars (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 4th, weakened before 4 out, 9th of 12, 32l behind Morning Reggie (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Molly Maid (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, not fluent 1st, soon in touch, 2nd briefly 3rd, ridden in close 3rd before 3 out, mistake and no extra from next, 3rd of 6, 25l behind Bobble Boru (11-6) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Multiview 50-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden and one pace 2 out, 5th of 13, 13l behind Doyenne Dream (10-7) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Reach The Beach 12-1 (10-10) Close up until weakened after 3 out, 7th of 12, well behind Bobble Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Seas The Moment (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, no impression 3 out, 8th of 15, 25l behind Makadamia (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd.
Shining Grace 80-1 (8-12) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 26l behind Press Baron (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov '11 (flat).
There Is No Point (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Mid-division, took keen hold early, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Spartan Angel (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.
Elegant Stride (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, some headway 3f out, not much room soon after, no impression, 10th of 16, 16l behind Clondaw Banker (10-13) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Kentford Heiress 10-1 (10-2) In rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 43l behind Two Jabs (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Nov.
Lady Garvagh 40-1 (10-8) Mid-division on outside, closed from after 2nd, close 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Doyenne Dream (10-7) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Lemon Grove 100-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, jumped right and not fluent 4th, mistake next, mistake 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 13, 22l behind Doyenne Dream (10-7) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Northern Meeting (IRE) 11-4fav (10-9) Mid-division, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon every chance, one pace before last, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Enchanting Smile (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Rainbow Beauty 5-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 14, 13l behind Enchanting Smile (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.