Follow AtTheRaces On Twitter Mares' Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £8,122 2nd £2,385 3rd £1,192 4th £596
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 33.00s
- Off time: 13:41:09
|2nd||3 Cannon Fodder||1¼||11/4|
|10||166 11-12||Miss S Smith||C Bolger||119||3/1|
|6||162 11-8 p||T Symonds||Benjamin Poste (5)||115||15/8f|
Cannon Fodder 42
|6||161 11-7||Miss S West||M Goldstein||114||11/4|
Grace And Fortune 14
|6||152 10-12||R Rowe||L Aspell||105||12/1|
The Road Ahead 16
|6||147 10-7||P Bowen||T J O'Brien||100||5/1|
Bunglasha Lady (IRE)
||7||11-4||W Greatrex||A P McCoy||9/4|
The likeable Aimigayle made all to score over course and distance in September, beating subsequent winner Dawn Commander with Cannon Fodder back in third. The latter may struggle to reverse the form on identical terms, despite scoring here since, but TWEEDLEDRUM looks to have a great chance at the weights. She was only beaten a neck off today's mark at Wetherby in March and then won a Listed race at Doncaster. She's probably needed her two runs so far this season and should be cherry-ripe now. Grace And Fortune has gone close on a couple of occasion but remains a maiden and, along with The Road Ahead, may struggle.
Tweedledrum 25-1 (11-6) Held up tracking leading trio, went 3nd 4 out, not fluent and dropped to 4th next, weakened under pressure soon after, 4th of 5, 12l behind Highland Retreat (10-12) at Kempton 3m mrs hdl (listed) (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
Cannon Fodder 10-3fav (10-11) Raced wide, ran in snatches, headway to track leaders when hit 4th, stayed on touch, headway to chase leaders 10th, led before hit 3 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct beating Abruzzi (11-5) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Aimigayle 5-1 (10-5) Jumped right at times, made all, went right and hit 11th, driven after last, stayed on well flat (no time taken), won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Sep beating Dawn Commander (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
The Road Ahead 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 7th, 5th and no extra 2 out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Red Admirable (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Grace And Fortune 25-1 (10-5) With leader, went right 3rd, led briefly 4th, mistake and weakened 3 out, left modest 3rd next, kept on flat, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Wither Yenot (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.