Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,379 2nd £992 3rd £496 4th £248
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 24.80s
- Off time: 16:00:35
|1st||2 Dirty Deal||12/1|
|6||166 11-12||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||115||5/4f|
Dirty Deal 32
|9||153 10-13||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||102||12/1|
Lindsay's Dream 74
|7||152 10-12||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison (5)||101||25/1|
Phase Shift 13
|5||152 10-12||B Ellison||Danny Cook||101||7/2|
Dark Spirit (IRE) 122
|5||150 10-10||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||99||5/1|
Jaya Bella (IRE) 395
|8||147 10-7 t1||A Middleton||C Poste||96||33/1|
Miss Conduct 30
|4||144 10-4||J L Spearing||James Best (3)||103||13/2|
Lindsay's Dream has winning form on soft ground but has become difficult to predict. SCHOLASTICA, another course and distance winner, wasn't beaten far in a Listed race at Haydock in December and looks a safer proposition despite giving away lumps of weight. Dirty Deal should improve for her run at Leicester but that was only a seller and Phase Shift is proving hard to win with. Dark Spirit has never encountered soft ground before but Miss Conduct showed a liking for the surface when upsetting the odds at Catterick last time and the four-year-old may be the danger to the top weight.
Dirty Deal 9-4 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression 3 out, mistake 2 out, 4th of 7, 20l behind Maccabees (10-7) at Leicester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Scholastica 3-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 3rd, effort after last, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 8l behind She Ranks Me (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f mares Listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Dec.
Miss Conduct 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 4th, led 2 out, kept on from last, driven out, won at Catterick 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (4yo) (4) sft in Jan beating Cockney Sparrow (11-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dark Spirit (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run approaching 3 out, jumped right last, no extra, 4th of 15, 16l behind Shabak Hom (10-8) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Phase Shift 25-1 (11-2) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 6th of 12, 6l behind Adiynara (11-2) at Wolverhampton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Jan.
Lindsay's Dream 8-1 (10-5) Held up behind on outside, outpaced after 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Jaya Bella (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out on inside, weakened after last, 7th of 11, 17l behind Corkage (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan '12.