European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 22.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:20
Full result
Result 14:30 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Valmari 2/1f
2nd 10 Tara Rose 5 7/2
3rd 2 Kaituna 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 175-691
Red, white star, red and black check sleeves, red cap, white star A Little Swifter (IRE) 38
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 175-691
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 N B King A Merriam 116 14/1
2 0/5PF-15
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Kaituna (IRE) 29
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 0/5PF-15
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 O Sherwood L Aspell 114 9/2
3 2-912FF
Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 14
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 2-912FF
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 T Symonds Benjamin Poste (7) 124 2/1f
4 7/23114-
Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Combustible Lady (IRE) 415
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 7/23114-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 9/1
5 7P-004P
Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gouranga 10
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 7P-004P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 A W Carroll Matthew Batchelor 250/1
6 248-033
Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves Miss Kalifa (IRE) 26
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 248-033
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 P Bowen J E Moore 104 40/1
7 959-514
Pink, Royal Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, quartered cap Petrarchick (USA) 58
  • T:Miss E Baker
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 959-514
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Miss E Baker James Banks (7) 80/1
8 823-145
ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Queen Of Mantua (IRE) 62
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:T Molloy
  • Form: 823-145
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 F M O'Brien T Molloy (3) 16/1
9 4620-P3
Black, red and orange diabolo on sleeves, red cap Queens Bay 41
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 4620-P3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 6/1
10 1492-25
Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Tara Rose 21
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1492-25
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 117 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Alasi
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D Elsworth
8 11-4 P R Webber D Elsworth 1/6
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In depth

Verdict

TARA ROSE was surprisingly beaten by A Little Swifter at Leicester on her chasing bow but should reverse that form here on 6lb better terms and was conceding a lot of weight in a handicap here next time. She's worth one more chance as she was the best of these over hurdles. Kaituna disappointed at Fontwell last month while Valmari's confidence may have been affected by a couple of recent falls. Queen's Bay is a decent hurdler and shouldn't be ignored but Miss Kalifa has been well beaten in her two starts over fences and is best watched at present.

Formwatch

Valmari (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Pressed leader, led before 5th, headed before 11th, disputed 2nd and in touch when fell next, in a race won by Rajdhani Express (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.

Tara Rose 13-2 (11-12) Made most to before 4 out, kept on same pace, weakened last, 5th of 8, 21l behind Roll The Dice (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Kaituna (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Close 5th, slow and weakened under pressure 4 out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Father Probus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Queens Bay 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, plugged on and went 3rd run in, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Queens Grove (10-9) at Taunton 2m 1f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) sft in Nov.

Miss Kalifa (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Took very keen hold, held up tracking leaders, mistake 7th, went 3rd at 8th, ridden and struggling after 9th, blundered badly 4 out, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Midnight Macarena (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) sft in Dec.

Queen Of Mantua (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led, headed 5th, chased winner until before 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 15, 30l behind Ardkilly Witness (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

A Little Swifter (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) In touch, ridden to lead approaching last, driven and stayed on under pressure, won at Leicester 2m Mares Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) gs in Dec beating Tara Rose (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.

Combustible Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along and hit 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 42l behind Whoops A Daisy (10-12) at Kempton 3m mrs lst hdl (1) gd in Nov '11.

Gouranga 40-1 (10-0) Towards rear, struggling 5th, ridden next, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Jupiter Rex (10-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.

Petrarchick (USA) 10-1 (10-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 6th, left modest 4th hit 2 out and slightly hampered, went 3rd before last until last, 4th of 14, 19l behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.