BELLE DE MANECH (3.00) upset warm favourite Rose Of Arcadia at Wincanton on Boxing Day and is capable of defying her penalty in the mares' novice hurdle at Fontwell.
The runner-up carried the colours of the Cheveley Park Stud and third horse Fontaine Collonges justified favouritism in gutsy fashion from a previous winner at Leicester yesterday. With Allavina, Midnight Ginger and Rock On Rita all quite well fancied in opposition, her price should stand up.
Jonjo O’Neill and JP McManus have a fair Bangor strike-rate and look ready for take-off with FLIGHT DECK (2.50). The seven-year-old, a Newbury winner in February, fell on chasing debut at Huntingdon in October and the decision to return him to the smaller obstacles can be rewarded.