KENTFORD GREY LADY won a Taunton bumper on her racecourse debut in February and was far from disgraced when tackling Listed company on her only subsequent start at Sandown the following month. Emma Lavelle's mare can make a successful transition to hurdles though Combustible Lady is improving with experience over timber and appears to have the beating of subsequent Wetherby flop Pampelonne on Newton Abbot running. Cocoa Minnie and Final Cast have a bit of scope but are probably best watched here.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 15-8 (10-4) Led to 4 out, soon reminders, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Shadow's Gold (10-12) at Stratford 2m sll hdl (5) gf in Jul, 8 ran.
Abbi Jicaro 50-1 (10-5) Keen in touch, ridden 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 9, 48l behind Numen (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Al Shababiya (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden along 4f out, driven and beaten over 2f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Sula Two (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct '10 (flat).
Cider Lolly 50-1 (10-0) Behind, mistake 5th, struggling in modest 7th before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind African Broadway (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Cocoa Minnie (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) In rear, pushed along and effort over 4f out, ran wide on bend 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 28l behind Valdez (10-11) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Combustible Lady (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, jumped left and bumped into rivals 3 out, headway soon after, went 3rd before 2 out, no impression approaching last, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Dream Function (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Crazy Chris 16-1 (10-5) Always behind, 6th of 12, 42l behind World Heritage (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, headway 11f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 12, well behind Set In Her Ways (10-5) at Aintree 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) gd in May.
Exotic Dream (FR) 66-1 (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Colonel Sherman (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks 0-60 (6) pol in Jul (flat).
Fairview Sue 16-1 (10-12) In rear until headway 3rd, soon mid-division, chased leaders 6th, weakened before 4 out, behind when blundered last, virtually pulled up, walked across line, 6th of 12, well behind Camden (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Final Cast 9-2 (10-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place 11f out, headway over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 12l behind Wilde Ruby (10-4) at Towcester 2m mares n h flat (5) gf in Apr.
Kentford Grey Lady 11-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, plugged on past beaten hores final 1f, never in contention, 11th of 20, 22l behind Swincombe Flame (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gd in Mar.
Ophelia's Kiss 80-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 5f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 12, 23l behind Hazy Tom (11-0) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Pampelonne (IRE) 3-1fav (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 5th, left 2nd 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, 42l behind Benefique (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Thymeless Alflora mare out of Four Thyme.
Young Mags (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Close up, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 11th of 17, 33l behind Golden Firebird (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) gd in Apr.