14:35 Sedgefield Tue 12 March 2019
Justified odds-on favouritism when scoring over C&D for the late Ken Slack in January; ran right upto that level of form when vainly pursuing the 132-rated Arthur Mac latest; holds every chance despite a 7lb penalty.
Cost €37,000 as a 3yo; has raced only in bumpers so far, finishing an outpaced fourth of nine to Arion Sky (Gordon Elliott) at Ayr in February; longer trip an obvious plus on hurdles debut; trainer 1-8 on these shores.
Bought for £10,000 in April 2018 after being awarded a race by the stewards at Durrow (3m mares' maiden) a few weeks earlier; well beaten on hurdles debut at Newcastle (50/1) in January; this race is a marginally easier option.
Offered very little in the way of promise in bumpers and jumped poorly in the main when beaten out of sight by Legalized on hurdles debut over C&D in January; safely dismissed.
Sold for £30,000 in the weeks after winning a 3m mares maiden at Dromahane (soft to heavy) in April 2018; has raced up with the pace in both starts in bumpers (and weakened); sights lowered on introduction to hurdling.
Closely related to the useful 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner Victor Hewgo; out of her depth against a couple of useful rivals on both previous attempts over hurdles but equally didn't appear to be any great shakes either; tackles a new trip.
Sold cheaply (£1,500) out of the Tom Lacey yard in July 2017; makes little appeal based upon what she's shown for this trainer so far, including when well beaten by today's rival Legalized on hurdles debut.
Stablemate of Quiet Penny; half-sister to the 2m3f hurdle winner Vinetta; struggling from halfway and ultimately tailed off when upped in trip (2m4f+) at Newcastle; look elsewhere.
Half-sister to the bumper/2m3f hurdle winner Before Midnight; much improved effort on her third start over hurdles at Ludlow (2m fillies juvenile, good to soft) last month when beaten just over 3L by the Paul Nicholls-trained Miranda; key player.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien|
Lady Cylla (4/6), Legalized (2/1), Escort'namix (4/1), Anjilina (16/1), Devito'sredrobin (33/1), Quiet Penny (50/1), Wataguddo (50/1), Watching Over (80/1), Dorothy's Flame (150/1), Ridgeway Pearl (150/1)
- Lady Cylla
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