Don King And Neville Porter Bookmaker Mares' Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 47.90s
- Off time: 14:31:24
|1st||1 Brijomi Queen||6/5f|
|2nd||8 Rathvawn Belle||2||5/2|
|3rd||9 Retrieve The Stick||7||6/1|
Brijomi Queen (IRE) 216
|6||152 10-12||N G Richards||D F O'Regan||6/5f|
Geanie Mac (IRE) 6
|4||152 10-12 p||Miss L A Perratt||Henry Brooke||40/1|
Hellesbelles (IRE) 222
|5||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||8/1|
Jordans Day 26
|8||152 10-12||S Corbett||James Corbett (10)||200/1|
Just Stripe 584
|6||152 10-12||R Nixon||J Reveley||73||66/1|
Lady Gargoyle 28
|5||152 10-12||J S Goldie||G Bartley||88||16/1|
Mieuxmix (IRE) 37
|4||152 10-12||P D Niven||Danny Cook||50/1|
Rathvawn Belle (IRE) 26
|6||152 10-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||K Renwick||5/2|
Retrieve The Stick 68
|4||152 10-12||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||6/1|
Voice From Above (IRE) 45
|4||152 10-12||P Holmes||Joe Colliver (5)||33/1|
||4||10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||8/11|
Rathvawn Belle was very disappointing when only second at Hexham on her hurdles bow, though still finished ahead of Jordans Day. Hellesbelles and Retrieve The Stick have both been placed in bumpers but BRIJOMI QUEEN had the better form in that sphere. She did finish well behind Rathvawn Belle in a Listed contest at Aintree in April but may have had enough for the season and can reverse that form over timber.
Brijomi Queen (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, behind when eased over 1f out, 18th of 19, well behind Legacy Gold (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs in Apr.
Rathvawn Belle (IRE) 8-15fav (10-10) Chased leader, jumped right at times and not always fluent, challenged before 2 out, ridden and no impression well before last, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Sultana Belle (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Retrieve The Stick 11-4 (10-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f otu, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Hannah's Princess (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.
Hellesbelles (IRE) 5-2 (10-11) Held up mid-division, headway before 3f out, kept on to chase clear winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Led, headed 4 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, jumped left 2 out, 7th of 8, well behind Dovils Date (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov '12.
Voice From Above (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Bling King (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f (5) gd in Sep (flat).
Just Stripe 100-1 (10-6) Tracked leader until ridden and hit 7th, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 10, 39l behind Makbullet (11-5) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '12.
Mieuxmix (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders 3f out, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 30l behind Wymeswold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct.
Lady Gargoyle 28-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, hampered 4th, weakened from 6th, pulled up before 2 out, tailed off, in a race won by Frontier Vic (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep, 12 ran.
Jordans Day 100-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 4, well behind Sultana Belle (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.