E.B.F. Stallions/TBA Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed) 2m 110y
- (4-7yo, 2m 110y, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332 5th £670 6th £335
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 5.00s
- Off time: 15:50:13
|1st||3 Gaillimh A Chroi||9/2|
|2nd||8 Tara Mist||¾||7/2j|
|5||154 11-0||A King||R Thornton||7/2j|
|7||154 11-0||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||10/1|
Gaillimh A Chroi (IRE) 21
|5||154 11-0||J Queally||N D Fehily||9/2|
Graffiti Art 36
|5||154 11-0||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||33/1|
Pectora (IRE) 255
|5||154 11-0||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||25/1|
Pressies Girl (IRE) 18
|6||154 11-0||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||11/1|
Side Step 42
|5||154 11-0||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||7/1|
Tara Mist 65
|5||154 11-0||H D Daly||R Johnson||7/2j|
Pitter Patter 52
|4||146 10-6||F O'Brien||Conor Shoemark (5)||11/2|
Molly's A Diva
||6||11-4||K C Bailey||Nick Scholfield||17/2|
The four-year-old Pitter Patter tackles 2m and older rivals for the first time but is unbeaten so far. Tara Mist goes on the short-list as she beat subsequent winners Side Step and Ballyhollow at Ludlow on her debut and probably came up against a decent sort in a Listed race at Huntingdon subsequently. John Queally has sent Gowran scorer Gaillimh A Chroi over to test the water while there is more to come from Pressies Girl, narrowly beaten on her first start for the Nicholls team at Taunton. AVISPA stepped up markedly on her debut when beating the well-backed Promanco at Huntingdon. The pair finished a long way clear of their rivals and she can improve again to go close here.
Gaillimh A Chroi (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Led and disputed, led after 4f, disputed from 6f out, led again 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, easily, won at Gowran Park 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy in Feb beating Spirit Of Afection (11-1) by 12l, 13 ran.
Tara Mist 9-4fav (11-0) Held up, headway over 5f out, chased winner 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Bitofapuzzle (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mares nh flat (1) hvy in Jan.
Ballyhollow 11-4 (10-12) Made all, joined over 3f out, driven and hard pressed over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well final 100 yards, won at Towcester 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Dec beating No Pushover (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Avispa 6-4 (11-2) Held up in touch, closed 9f out, went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, stayed on to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb beating Promanco (11-2) by 6l, 6 ran.
Pressies Girl (IRE) 5-2 (10-6) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 7f out, led 3f out, ridden and green when edged left and headed over 1f out, rallied and every chance 100 yards out, no extra and held in closing stages, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Onenightinvienna (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) hvy in Feb.
Pectora (IRE) 15-8fav (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, led over 3f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gf in Jun beating Dorkas (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Graffiti Art 20-1 (10-11) Held up in mid-division, bumped slightly well over 3f out, headway well over 2f out, stayed on, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 15, 2l behind One For The Guv'nr (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Pitter Patter 4-1 (10-7) Chased leader, led after 2f, made rest, clear 2f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) sft in Jan beating Diaktoros (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Side Step 7-2fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 8f out, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Jan beating Balmusette (11-7) by nk, 10 ran.