Kevin Oliver Christmas Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,924 2nd £859 3rd £429 4th £215
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 15.35s
- Off time: 15:00:08
|2nd||2 Little Glenshee||2¾||3/1|
Julia Too 27
|5||157 11-3||W Amos||A L Voy (3)||11/1|
Little Glenshee (IRE) 23
|6||157 11-3||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||108||3/1|
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 31
|6||150 10-10||I A Duncan||D C Costello||100||7/2|
|6||150 10-10||C Grant||Ryan Mania||15/8f|
Pop Socks 30
|5||150 10-10||Miss Tracy Waggott||A P Lane||100/1|
She Will Rock You (IRE) 240
|5||150 10-10||Miss Lucinda V Russell||B Hughes||9/2|
Micro Mission (IRE)
||5||10-10||C Grant||A L Voy||22/1|
Hexham winner Julia Too ran a shocker at Carlisle next time but Little Glenshee won easily over 2m4f at Newcastle last month and Golden Sparkle deserves a change of luck having been placed in all five of her starts over timber, though is a little one-paced. It could be worth taking a chance on LUCEMATIC, who is making her hurdling debut but did win on her racecourse debut in a Newcastle bumper in January and was last seen in a Listed race at Sandown. She Will Rock You is preferred to Pop Socks of the others.
Lucematic 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 17, 40l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Made all, in command when left clear from 2 out, won at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov beating Amber Cloud (10-12) by 27l, 6 ran.
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd before 3 out, chased winner after last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Julia Too 3-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, soon in 4th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 43l behind Morning Royalty (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
She Will Rock You (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, hampered after 3f, pushed along and weakened 5f out, 12th of 20, 47l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.
Pop Socks 66-1 (10-6) Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened over 5f out, 11th of 14, 38l behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.