Indian Native won a Hereford handicap by 21 lengths last time and is interesting here, but Hitherjacques Lady is rated higher by the official handicapper, having blasted her rivals in a Wincanton hurdle last time. Both have to be given a chance, but giving weight to CARNSPINDLE could be too difficult. An impressive winner of a bumper on New Year's Eve, Warren Greatrex's mare put in an error-strewn round on her hurdling debut but will surely have been schooled intensively before this outing.
HITHERJACQUES LADY came clear in good style at Wincanton 3 weeks ago and another victory is on the cards. Arian is the interesting alternative on her hurdling debut.