Minnie Escape pulverised the opposition to confirm the promise of her October win at Chepstow, she attacked the hurdles in a manner which shows she has at last taken to hurdling. She is a mare that has always shown a lot of promise at home but until of late has failed to deliver on the racecourse. The handicapper will undoubtedly make life more difficult but we have the option of claiming off her.

River Bray bounced back to form in 2m 3f handicap hurdle finishing second, he was unfortunate to come up against a lower rated rival from an in form yard who was obviously well in at the weights.

Bolving runs today at Ludlow in a hands and heals conditional riders chase, the in form Bryan Carver takes the ride and we are hopeful of a good performance.

Howardian Hills runs at Wolverhampton on Friday in the apprentice 1m 4f handicap.