Concerto Group Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed) 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 1, 20 runners)
- Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599 5th £804 6th £402
- Going: Good to Soft (National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.30s
- Off time: 17:25:17
|2nd||17 Lady Buttons||hd||8/1|
|3rd||16 Tara Mist||1¼||13/2|
The Govaness 139
|5||158 11-4||F M O'Brien||P J Brennan||121||13/2|
Amberkatann (IRE) 18
|5||154 11-0||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||109||25/1|
|5||154 11-0||A King||R Thornton||105||25/1|
|6||154 11-0||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||114||100/1|
Ebony Empress (IRE) 69
|5||154 11-0||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne||104||100/1|
Hannah's Princess (IRE) 143
|5||154 11-0||W Greatrex||G Sheehan (3)||113||11/2|
Kayf Hampshire (IRE) 20
|5||154 11-0||W J Burke||Mr J J Burke (7)||107||33/1|
Millicent Silver 45
|5||154 11-0||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||103||66/1|
Miss Sassypants 228
|5||154 11-0||J W Mullins||Ryan Mahon||115||16/1|
No Pushover 35
|5||154 11-0||N J Henderson||D Bass||108||20/1|
Oleohneh (IRE) 14
|6||154 11-0 h||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||114||25/1|
Plum Stone 136
|5||154 11-0||C J Mann||B J Geraghty||109||12/1|
Queen Alphabet (IRE) 180
|5||154 11-0 t||Peter Fahey||D N Russell||103||20/1|
Roll On Ruby (IRE) 327
|6||154 11-0||A Phillips||Charlie Deutsch (7)||109||50/1|
Tara Mac 33
|5||154 11-0||K Dalgleish||K Renwick||105||40/1|
Tara Mist 27
|5||154 11-0||H D Daly||R Johnson||117||13/2|
Lady Buttons 45
|4||148 10-8||P A Kirby||Adam Nicol (5)||117||8/1|
Midnight Jazz 42
|4||148 10-8||B I Case||Kielan Woods (3)||114||20/1|
Molly Cat 63
|4||148 10-8||G A Swinbank||A P McCoy||116||5/1f|
Princess Tara (IRE) 19
|4||148 10-8||P Bowen||Donal Devereux||106||11/1|
Legacy Gold (IRE)
||5||11-4||S R B Crawford||Mr S Crawford||9/1|
This Listed contest has a short history but there have already been several shock results and any number of these are capable of stepping up on what they've shown so far. The Govaness beat last year's winner Legacy Gold at Cheltenham in November and got the better of No Pushover at Towcester earlier but has to give weight to all of her rivals. TARA MIST had Avispa behind when runner-up to Gaillimh A Chroi at Sandown and has to go on the short-list as most of her form is working out well. Hannah's Princess and Miss Sassypants are both unbeaten while Amberkatann and Plum Stone have won their only start. Lady Buttons may be the pick of the four-year-olds having easily beaten Millicent Silver at Wetherby, though she was well beaten at Cheltenham in this grade earlier.
Avispa 7-2fav (11-0) Held up in 7th, headway 4f out, 4th and one pace final 2f, 4th of 9, 15l behind Gaillimh A Chroi (11-0) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Mar.
Lady Buttons 10-11fav (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged 5f out, led on bit over 1f out, soon clear, hard held, won at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Millicent Silver (11-0) by 8l, 3 ran.
Tara Mist 7-2fav (11-0) Held up in 5th on inside, headway on outside to chase leaders over 4f out, went 2nd inside final 3f, challenged from 2f out, pressed winner under pressure and every chance until no extra final 110 yards, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Gaillimh A Chroi (11-0) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Mar.
The Govaness 28-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, switched left and effort over 1f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and kept on towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m N H flat lst (1) gd in Nov beating Lily Waugh (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Queen Alphabet (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Waited with, well off pace towards rear, closer in 8th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Wicklow Brave (11-13) at Tipperary 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Hannah's Princess (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, not much room briefly on inside before leading well over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 2m (6) std in Nov beating Playhara (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Ebony Empress (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Side Step (11-0) at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Jan.
Princess Tara (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, good headway to lead 3f out, came easily clear final 2f, eased towards finish, won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating Quinlandio (10-5) by 7l, 11 ran.
Kayf Hampshire (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, raced on inner, 3rd over 3f out, led on inner into straight, pressed from over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Ardnahoe (9-11) at Limerick 2m mares n h flat hvy in Mar.
Miss Sassypants 2-1fav (10-11) Held up, headway 4f out, went 2nd and edged left over 1f out, challenging when not much room against stands side rail inside final furlong, squeezed through to lead, stayed on gamely, won at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug beating Dorkas (10-11) by nk, 10 ran.
Tara Mac 5-2fav (10-11) Held up in rear, headway 6f out, went 3rd but outpaced by front pair over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Degooch (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Molly Cat 11-4 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Clondaw Banker (10-13) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Millicent Silver 5-4 (11-0) Tracked leader, challenged 5f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 3, 8l behind Lady Buttons (10-7) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Oleohneh (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) In rear, headway over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, held on well towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar beating Georgian Firebird (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Amberkatann (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well to go clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar beating Belle De Londres (10-0) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Roll On Ruby (IRE) 3-1fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in May beating No No Romeo (10-13) by 6l, 12 ran.
Diligent 13-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Degenerous (10-11) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (5) gs in Mar.
Midnight Jazz 16-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb beating Jennys Surprise (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Plum Stone 3-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, switched right and headway 4f out, led over 2f out, clear final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 2m (6) std in Nov beating Playhara (10-12) by 6l, 8 ran.
No Pushover 2-5fav (11-2) Led and set slow pace, headed 10f out, tracked leader, led again over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right under pressure in closing stages, just held on, won at Newbury 2m mares n h flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Etheridge Annie (10-9) by nk, 6 ran.