Dana Forever was slightly disappointing when only third on her handicap debut at Ffos Las in August, but conditions look ideal here and she is well worth another chance following a four-month break. This lightly raced filly had previously backed up the improvement from her second start with a good second over this C&D, finishing strongly from a poor position to be beaten just three quarters of a length, and the strength of that form (had a couple of subsequent winners behind her) suggests that she is potentially well treated if running to the same level here.
Reasoned had been knocking at the door having been dropped in grade late last year and belatedly got off the mark when landing a handicap at this venue last month. She followed up in good style over C&D recently, going for home a long way out after taking up a good early position from her wide draw. She is still unexposed over this distance, and, considering she is in top form at present, a hat-trick could well be on the cards.
Good Try hasn’t shown an awful lot in her three career starts to date, looking one for the longer term since her first outing at Chelmsford in November. She is bred to be much better than her opening mark of 58, though, and with a sufficient amount of experience now under her belt, she warrants consideration on her handicap debut. There is enough stamina on her dam’s side to suggest this longer trip will not be an issue, and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Good Try will prove a completely different proposition here.