The Listed Mares Hurdle over two miles is dominated by Verdana Blue at the top of the market and the Nicky Henderson trained mare should go on to win this.
The eight year old was previously owned by Crimbourne Bloodstock but recently changed hands for £370,000, and is now owned by Michael Tabor’s wife, Doreen.
The mare has had an elusive career, as back in 2019 she managed to land the Grade One Christmas Hurdle at Kempton inflicting a first defeat in 12 on stablemate Buveur D’Air.
She also landed the Scottish Champion hurdle that year on her penultimate start before trying her hand on the flat when fourth in the Sagaro Stakes behind Dee Ex Bee who was second in the 2019 Ascot Gold Cup.
Since then she has predominantly been tried on the flat and this season she has been seen twice finishing a good second in the Ascot Stakes at the royal meeting and then last time out another bright third in the York Ebor Handicap.
She made her seasonal debut at Kempton in a Listed event two weeks ago and although finishing second looked to still have as much class as before and she is the pick of the race.