Russell Bowes Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 10 runners)
- Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693 5th £346 6th £174
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 26.60s
- Off time: 12:56:04
|1st||1 Kentford Grey Lady||9/2|
|2nd||5 One Lucky Lady||2¼||9/2|
|3rd||4 Tempest River||s.h||4/1f|
Kentford Grey Lady 270
|6||166 11-12||Miss E C Lavelle||D Elsworth||135||9/2|
Kylenoe Fairy (IRE) 476
|8||161 11-7 t||P Henderson||Christian Williams||130||66/1|
|7||158 11-4||O Sherwood||L Aspell||127||7/1|
Tempest River (IRE) 28
|6||155 11-1||B I Case||N Fehily||124||4/1f|
One Lucky Lady 224
|4||152 10-12||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||121||9/2|
Southway Star 58
|7||150 10-10 t||Mrs S Gardner||W Hutchinson||119||25/1|
All Annalena (IRE) 14
|6||149 10-9||Mrs L Wadham||R Johnson||118||9/1|
|5||149 10-9||Mrs P Robeson||D F O'Regan||118||6/1|
Rosairlie (IRE) 133
|4||146 10-6||Micky Hammond||Joe Colliver (7)||115||12/1|
Dolly Penrose 369
|7||144 10-4||N A Twiston-Davies||David England||113||7/1|
Kentford Grey Lady did well last season but she faces a stiff task under top weight on her reappearance as a number of her rivals in this have already had a run. Florafern won at Worcester before finishing second at Ascot but TEMPEST RIVER was third in a decent contest at Wincanton and will strip fitter here. Ben Case's mare gets the nod though Justazippy was a promising third over an inadequate trip at Bangor in October and is still at the right end of the handicap. The four-year-olds One Lucky Lady and Rosairlie probably have a bit to find while Southway Star and All Annalena disappointed last time.
Kentford Grey Lady 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 7th, hit last, kept on flat, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 19, 4l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.
One Lucky Lady 15-2 (10-4) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, disputing 3rd between last 2, slightly, bumped last, no extra flat, 4th of 13, 14l behind Lexi's Boy (11-1) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) sft in Apr.
Tempest River (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up, mistake 4th, headway on outside 9th, switched left approaching last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.
All Annalena (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Raced keenly, in touch, driven and effort before 2 out, soon ridden, one pace between last 2, 8th of 15, 16l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Florafern 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, effort to chase winner on outside after 3 out, every chance next, switched inside between last 2, led flat, soon ridden, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Southway Star 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 7, 11l behind Pericoloso (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.
Dolly Penrose 18-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, hard driven 3 out, soon lost place, weakening when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Cinderella Rose (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec '11, 10 ran.
Kylenoe Fairy (IRE) 17-2 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, never dangerous, 9th of 17, 48l behind Mad Moose (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs in Aug '11.
Rosairlie (IRE) 10-3 (9-12) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, 9 lengths clear last, just pushed out, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Apr beating River Dragon (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Justazippy 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Prompter (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.