Racing Welfare William Hill Mares' Maiden Hurdle 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 36.20s
- Off time: 15:11:04
|1st||1 Ballinahow Star||6/4f|
|2nd||5 Floral Spinner||1¼||2/1|
|3rd||9 Wishes And Stars||7||4/1|
Ballinahow Star (IRE) 22
|6||152 10-12||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||6/4f|
Brukirk Lass 43
|7||152 10-12||M Keighley||Gerard Tumelty||50/1|
|4||152 10-12 v1||Miss E C Lavelle||Conor Quish (10)||50/1|
Dun See Dee (IRE) 271
|8||152 10-12 p||S Hodgson||J M Davies||113||12/1|
Floral Spinner 16
|5||152 10-12||W G M Turner||A P McCoy (5)||110||2/1|
Lady Sinatra 271
|4||152 10-12||O Sherwood||S P Jones||14/1|
|5||152 10-12||Miss C Dyson||Charlie Huxley (7)||50/1|
Winnie Wood 31
|8||152 10-12||Mrs H Cobb||M Goldstein||66/1|
Wishes And Stars (IRE) 257
|6||152 10-12||T Dennis||Aidan Coleman||107||4/1|
Dun See Dee and Wishes And Stars would both have a big chance on last season's best form but neither have had a recent run and the former has switched stables since her last run. BALLINAHOW STAR, twice a winner between the flags, was only beaten a length-and-a-half by Young Victoria on her hurdling debut at Exeter last month. That appears the stand-out recent form and she can go one better here though Floral Spinner is improving with experience and was beaten less than a length at Folkestone last time. Lady Sinatra showed promise in bumpers last season and could find a small race over hurdles once she's gained some experience.
Ballinahow Star (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led briefly approaching 3 out, stayed challenging and every chance 2 out, chased winner before last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Young Victoria (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Floral Spinner 11-4 (10-5) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, edged right and driven approaching last, soon headed, held towards finish, stayed on close home, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Umadachar (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Wishes And Stars (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Led until 4th, led next, mistake and headed 2 out, soon beaten, 9th of 14, 15l behind Tante Sissi (10-9) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gd in Mar.
Dun See Dee (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Prominent, jumped right 2nd, not fluent 4th, ridden after next, lost place 6th, tailed off 8th, pulled up after, in a race won by Cocacobana (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Winnie Wood 80-1 (10-7) Prominent until after 5th, behind 7th, pulled up after next, in a race won by Carole's Destiny (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Lady Sinatra 40-1 (10-6) Close up, led after 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 43l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar.
Mysula 33-1 (10-9) Prominent, not fluent 5th, close up when pulled up after 7th, dismounted, in a race won by An Capall Mor (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Compassion 18-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, behind from 8th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Umadachar (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Brukirk Lass 33-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, jumped right 3rd, weakened 5th, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Young Victoria (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.