Stockton Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 5.90s
- Off time: 16:30:38
|1st||1 Midnight Minx||1/4f|
Midnight Minx 357
|6||166 11-12||A J Honeyball||Aidan Coleman (3)||1/4f|
|5||156 11-2||D W Whillans||Callum Whillans (5)||20/1|
Function Times 304
|6||156 11-2||Karen McLintock||B Hughes||11/1|
|4||146 10-6||D C Griffiths||A P Cawley||11/2|
|4||146 10-6||J R Holt||C Poste||50/1|
||5||119||K G Reveley||J Reveley||WD|
Anthony Honeyball does well with his bumper horses and MIDNIGHT MINX looked a potentially useful performer when beating subsequent Listed winner Call Me A Star off level weights on the Polytrack at Kempton a year ago. She hasn't been seen since but we still fancy her to see off last month's Newcastle winner Flemens Pride and Wetherby third Bypass. Function Times may need more time while this is a tough start for newcomers Ellistrin Belle and Solera Time.
Flemens Pride 5-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Jan beating Bob's Lady Tara (11-3) by 5l, 7 ran.
Midnight Minx 8-1 (11-2) Always prominent, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Feb '12 beating Call Me A Star (11-7) by nk, 16 ran.
Bypass 16-1 (10-10) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Ifits A Fiddle (10-10) at Wetherby 1m 5f fll 4yo N H flat (6) sft in Jan.
Ellistrin Belle Helissio mare out of Hannah Park.
Solera Time Librettist filly out of Sophie'jo.
Function Times 14-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, pushed along over 6f out, soon lost place, 5th of 7, 42l behind Forty Crown (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.