totepool Home Of Pool Betting Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 6.38s
- Off time: 15:42:13
|1st||4 Romantic Fashion||11/4j|
|2nd||3 Golden Sparkle||2¼||5/1|
Little Glenshee (IRE) 16
|8||166 11-12||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||120||4/1|
|6||164 11-10||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (3)||118||11/4j|
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 34
|8||160 11-6||I A Duncan||G B Watters (7)||114||5/1|
Romantic Fashion (IRE) 16
|7||160 11-6||Mrs P Dobbs||M P Fogarty||114||11/4j|
|8||158 11-4 t||W Kinsey||Harry Challoner (3)||112||9/1|
Spring Over (IRE) 31
|8||146 10-6||I A Duncan||B Hughes||100||12/1|
Twin Plan (IRE)
||8||10-0||J J Lambe||E J O'connell||9/4|
Little Glenshee landed a novice chase at this course last time and can race off the same mark back over timber. But she could only manage third in this contest last year and RATTLIN is preferred. The latter won at Wetherby in December and has since gone close again at the same venue off today's higher mark. Sue Smith's mare also makes more appeal than Romantic Fashion, fourth in a similar race over track and trip last month. Golden Sparkle is 7lb higher than when beaten five lengths in last year's renewal but could still prove best of the rest.
Romantic Fashion (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure flat, just failed for 3rd near finish, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Too Cool To Fool (10-4) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenging when not fluent 3 out, no extra flat, 4th of 6, 7l behind Rumble Of Thunder (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 5-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders on outside, effort 4 out, ridden and went 2nd between last 2, stayed on to lead narrowly flat, just held on, won at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Feb beating Up And Go (10-12) by shd, 6 ran.
Kykate 7-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, chased leaders before 5 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 14l behind Granville Island (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Rattlin 11-8fav (10-5) Prominent, lost place approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 39l behind Who Owns Me (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Spring Over (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Led, headed before 2 out, soon lost 2nd and weakened, 3rd of 5, 36l behind Truckers Darling (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.