Straightline Construction E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 50.90s
- Off time: 15:35:54
|1st||1 Little Glenshee||1/2f|
|2nd||5 Mary Milan||3½||3/1|
|3rd||4 Lady Of Verona||28||8/1|
Little Glenshee (IRE) 41
|7||166 11-12||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||122||1/2f|
Executive Benefit (IRE) 41
|6||154 11-0||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||20/1|
Knocklayde Lady (IRE)
|5||154 11-0||S R B Crawford||Mr S Crawford (3)||10/1|
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 34
|6||154 11-0||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol (7)||91||8/1|
Mary Milan (IRE) 43
|6||154 11-0||J M Jefferson||Harry Haynes||3/1|
Midlem Moss 34
|6||154 11-0||W Coltherd||Gary Rutherford (5)||100/1|
Quartz Movement (IRE) 61
|7||154 11-0||S R B Crawford||P Buchanan||40/1|
Saddlers' Secret (IRE) 684
|8||154 11-0||Mark Campion||B Hughes||33/1|
||7||Mrs J Walton||Mr A J Findlay||NR|
LITTLE GLENSHEE gained her first victory on this track by 27l and won by a distance at Kelso last time. She finished runner-up in a Haydock Listed contest in-between and though having to concede lumps of weight should be good enough again. Lady Of Verona has been well beaten despite her promising form figures so Mary Milan looks the logical danger. She showed nothing on her debut but ran well behind Detour Ahead at Wetherby in December and there should be more to come.
Sun Lady (FR) 40-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, led before 3 out, headed before last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 27l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 1-5fav (11-2) Made all, clear when hit 3 out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Kelso 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Painted Tail (10-12) by well, 6 ran.
Mary Milan (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, outpaced by leading trio 4 out, headway under pressure to chase leading pair before next, went 2nd at last, stayed on flat, always held, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Detour Ahead (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 7-4 (10-9) With leader, ridden before 3 out, weakened before next, left remote 2nd 2 out, 2nd of 4, 35l behind Madam Lilibet (9-10) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Saddlers' Secret (IRE) 150-1 (10-2) Behind, headway after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never troubled leaders, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 12, 35l behind Eyre Square (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar '11.
Knocklayde Lady (IRE) Lahib mare out of Knocklayde Star.
Midlem Moss 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leader early until jumped slow 1st, mistakes throughout, struggling from 6th, tailed off, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Madam Lilibet (9-10) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 4 ran.
Quartz Movement (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, qckly lst pl 7th, no ex & eased 4out, pu 3out, in a race won by Marley Exit (11-7) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 12 ran.
Executive Benefit (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Mistake 1st, never better than mid-division, 11th of 20, 41l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.