Lubenham Mares' Beginners' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 4 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 52.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:44
Full result
Result 14:25 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 A Little Swifter 5/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1175-69
Red, white star, red and black check sleeves, red cap, white star A Little Swifter (IRE) 8
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 1175-69
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 N B King A Merriam 5/2
2 9608/0P-
Dark green, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, dark green armlets, yellow cap Gers Benefit (IRE) 326
  • T:C C Bealby
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 9608/0P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 C C Bealby T Messenger 12/1
3 62P406
EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Hopeand 29
  • T:C T Pogson
  • J:A Pogson
  • Form: 62P406
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t C T Pogson A Pogson 86 33/1
5 161492-
Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Tara Rose 276
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 161492-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 4/9f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 190-145
Kykate 20
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 190-145
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 t W Kinsey D F O'Regan 113 NR
6 343275-
Jackies Solitaire 253
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Rachael Green
  • Form: 343275-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 108 A J Honeyball Rachael Green NR

In depth

Verdict

Tara Rose and Jackies Solitaire are the best of these over hurdles but both are making their chasing debuts on their first starts since March. KYKATE looks a safer option as she jumped well enough at Carlisle recently on her debut over fences before running out of steam in the latter part of the race. A point-to-point and hurdles winner, A Little Swifter could figure if taking to the larger obstacles while Hopeand finished a bit closer on her fourth outing over fences but remains winless in 25 starts. Gers Benefit is easily overlooked.

Formwatch

Kykate 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Kruzhlinin (11-2) at Carlisle 2m Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) hvy in Nov.

Jackies Solitaire 9-4 (11-9) Held up in touch, not fluent 7th, soon led, headed after 3 out, 3rd and no impression when mistake last, weakened flat, 5th of 8, 17l behind Songsmith (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.

A Little Swifter (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Held up towrds rear, headway 6th, chased leaders under pressure 2 out, kept on same pace, weakened flat, 9th of 15, 17l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.

Tara Rose 12-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, chased winner flat, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Themilanhorse (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) gd in Mar.

Hopeand 200-1 (10-12) In rear, weakened before 3 out, last of 6, 48l behind Une Artiste (11-6) at Wetherby 2m mrs lst hdl (1) gs in Nov.

Gers Benefit (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Led, headed 5 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Changing Times (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jan, 11 ran.