Michael Lumsden Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle (For The Henley Hall Gold Cup) 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,646 2nd £1,964 3rd £982 4th £491 5th £246
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.80s
  • Off time: 15:15:31
Full result
Result 15:15 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Prima Porta 17/2
2nd 2 Mickie 7 3/1
3rd 3 Highland Retreat 7 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 26412
Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 25
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 26412
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 H D Daly R Johnson 130 3/1
3 1-F1432
Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Highland Retreat 20
  • T:H Fry
  • J:Mr J Barber
  • Form: 1-F1432
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 H Fry Mr J Barber (7) 124 7/1
4 114-2
Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Prima Porta 88
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 114-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 122 17/2
5 4218F6
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Mavalenta (IRE) 65
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 4218F6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 121 33/1
6 6421-21
Grey, White epaulets Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 26
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 6421-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 120 9/4f
7 06921/5-
Orange, maroon chevron, chevrons on sleeves, orange cap, maroon star Miss Overdrive 480
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 06921/5-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 O Sherwood L Aspell 118 14/1
8 215-484
Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap All Annalena (IRE) 60
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 215-484
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 116 11/2
9 115-456
Red, Grey cross belts and armlets Russie With Love 36
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 115-456
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 C J Down J M Davies 112 12/1
10 5F6220-
White, red hoops, red sleeves, white spots, white cap Big Time Billy (IRE) 35
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 5F6220-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 P Bowen J E Moore 100 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 43-3032
Silver Gypsy (IRE) 41
  • Nag Me
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Paul O'Brien
  • Form: 43-3032
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
8 1112 pt D McCain Jnr Paul O'Brien 134 NR

In depth

Verdict

GLORIOUS TWELFTH won a Cheltenham bumper last April but jumped stickily on her hurdling debut at Newbury in November and didn't get the hang of things until too late. She put that experience to good use in a Huntingdon maiden last month and begins her handicap career on a fair mark. She's handed the vote despite taking on more experienced rivals including All Annalena, who has been performing with credit in better class events and has to be of interest having been dropped a few pounds in the weights. Mickie won a novices' event over the track and trip in December and though beaten a long way in a Grade 2 at Warwick subsequently was by no means disgraced. Silver Gypsy is a decent performer at this level though may be a few pounds high and Prima Porta may prove more of a threat as she was returning from a long break when an excellent runner-up to Miss Milborne at Wincanton in November.

Formwatch

Silver Gypsy (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden before next, went 2nd flat, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Tweedledrum (9-7) at Kempton 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Prima Porta 16-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 2nd before last, stayed on, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.

Mickie 14-1 (10-11) Held up, headway 6th, went 2nd next until not fluent 8th, soon driven, went 2nd again 2 out, no chance with winner, blundered last, 2nd of 7, 16l behind The New One (11-7) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Jan.

Highland Retreat 13-2 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed last, edged left and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Master Of The Sea (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.

All Annalena (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Led, blundered 5th, headed 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 10, 8l behind Kentford Grey Lady (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec.

Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 4-9fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led 6th, clear when hit 2 out, easily, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan beating As I Am (11-0) by 8l, 13 ran.

Big Time Billy (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Chased leader, lost 2nd 7th, soon lost place and behind, lost touch 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Merehead (11-7) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct '11.

Mavalenta (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, no chance after, 6th of 9, 36l behind Bunglasha Lady (11-4) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Russie With Love 12-1 (11-9) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching 2 out where mistake, 6th of 12, 19l behind Xaarcet (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.

Miss Overdrive 8-1 (10-8) With leader, led 2nd, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 5th of 13, 7l behind Ixora (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Oct '11.