Aspers Casino Northampton Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (3yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 5.50s
- Off time: 11:55:18
|1st||11 Weather Babe||3/1|
|3rd||3 Chilworth Screamer||7||33/1|
|6||160 11-6||R Dickin||C Poste||110||11/8f|
Bright Light 254
|5||154 11-0||R T Phillips||Wayne Hutchinson||25/1|
Chilworth Screamer 11
|4||154 11-0||C Gordon||Tom Cannon (3)||33/1|
June French (FR) 23
|4||154 11-0||Ian Williams||Harry Skelton||66/1|
Liqueur Rose 29
|5||154 11-0||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||14/1|
Mon Reve 38
|4||154 11-0||Violet Jordan||W Kennedy||150/1|
Music In The Air 764
|8||154 11-0||R Dickin||W P Kavanagh (3)||20/1|
My Nosy Rosy 23
|4||154 11-0 t||B I Case||Killian Moore (7)||12/1|
|5||154 11-0||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||33/1|
Toot Sweet (IRE) 38
|5||154 11-0||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (5)||9/2|
Weather Babe 281
|4||154 11-0||D Pipe||Hadden Frost||3/1|
||5||11-1||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||8/15|
Valrene only scrambled home in a maiden hurdle over C&D last month but is probably improving and should be a factor here, despite the penalty. Bright Light was second in a Fontwell bumper in March on her racecourse debut but WEATHER BABE had the stronger form in that sphere and can make a winning start to her hurdles career as she's already shown he handles this stiff track. My Nosy Rosy has hinted at ability and could be the pick of the remainder.
Weather Babe 9-1 (10-5) With leaders, led about halfway, headed 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 18, 35l behind Taradrewe (10-9) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) gd in Feb.
Valrene 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd on inside before 2 out, ridden and still enough to do 2 out, stayed on before last, went 2nd final 75 yards, driven to lead close home, won at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov beating Springinherstep (11-0) by nk, 14 ran.
Chilworth Screamer 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenging when stumbled 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 11, 37l behind Umadachar (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
My Nosy Rosy 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, slightly hampered 3 out, stayed on to 4th before 2 out, kept on same pace, no extra in 5th towards finish, 5th of 14, 16l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Tamira 66-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, in touch on inside, lost place after 5th, struggling 7th, tailed off, 7th of 11, 33l behind Young Victoria (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Toot Sweet (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up, headway approaching 5th, outpaced before 3 out, went 4th flat, well held by leaders, 4th of 13, 26l behind Young Victoria (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Liqueur Rose 25-1 (11-4) Pressed leader, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, hampered 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
June French (FR) 100-1 (11-0) Always behind, not fluent 1st, pecked next, tailed off, 11th of 14, 37l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Bright Light 4-5fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Chilworth Screamer (10-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Music In The Air 16-1 (10-11) Made most until 4f out, soon led again, headed over 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, 4th of 15, 10l behind Rose Of The Moon (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Oct '10.
Mon Reve 16-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, outpaced 3f out, edged right when weakening over 1f out, 4th of 5, 28l behind Old Dreams (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) sft in Oct.