Point/bumper winner who, fitted with first-time cheekpieces, doubled her tally over hurdles in a handicap here 12 months ago. Disappointed next 2 starts and failed to complete on chase bow at Sedgefield 3 weeks ago (unseated at tenth). Headgear back on.
Hurdles/chase winner who looked set to go close when crashing through last (usual 2 out) in Uttoxeter handicap hurdle (19.9f, good) but disappointed at Fontwell next time. Back over fences now (went backwards from her fortunate chasing debut win at Uttoxeter in June).
Better than ever this summer under a change of tactics, making all over C&D in June/July. Might have done too much too soon when bidding for a C&D hat-trick 5 weeks ago (behind Anightinlambourn) so remains of interest.
Anightinlambourn (10/11), Princess Midnight (10/3), Blue Sans (11/2), Becky The Boo (9/1), Howdilyoudo (10/1)
ANIGHTINLAMBOURN beat a subsequent winner in a good time over C&D 5 weeks ago so is taken to defy a 7 lb higher mark. Princess Midnight might have done too much too soon in the same race so may finish a bit closer to the selection this time.