William Hill - No.1 Downloaded Betting App Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed) 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 1, 3 runners)
- Winner £11,546 2nd £4,334 3rd £2,170 4th £1,082 5th £542
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 25.40s
- Off time: 13:45:39
Detour Ahead 24
|5||156 11-2||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||105||11/2|
|6||156 11-2 p||T Symonds||Benjamin Poste||120||10/11f|
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 13
|6||156 11-2||J W Mullins||A Thornton||113||7/4|
||5||117||N J Henderson||A P McCoy||134||NR|
Another small field and this should be plain sailing for MA FILLEULE. The French import is giving 5lb to her rivals but should be up to the task having won a Grade 2 at Warwick three weeks ago against stronger opposition. Tweedledrum may be the one to chase her home as she's improved this season, winning at Ascot and Kempton. Detour Ahead only beat one home at Carlisle last time, however, and her best form is on a much softer surface while Wilde Ruby doesn't look good enough at this level.
Ma Filleule (FR) 7-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders on inner, led after 3 out, ridden after last, kept on, won at Warwick 2m 3f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Swincombe Flame (11-0) by 2l, 8 ran.
Tweedledrum 7-1 (10-2) In rear, went remote 4th before 3 out, soon went 3rd, went 2nd before last, staying on when winner found extra near finish, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Herdsman (10-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, last and behind after 5th, blundered 8th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Matrow's Lady (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Detour Ahead 8-1 (11-6) Led, headed and blundered 3 out, ridden before next, kept on one pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 4, 17l behind Hidden Identity (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.