Aspen Insurance Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 53.55s
- Off time: 15:01:32
|1st||3 Our Phylli Vera||11/10f|
|2nd||7 Was My Valentine||1||12/1|
Truckers Darling (IRE) 18
|7||166 11-12||D E Cantillon||Conor Shoemark (5)||114||11/2|
Miss Tique (FR) 19
|6||162 11-8||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||110||13/2|
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 84
|5||155 11-1||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||103||11/10f|
Lindsay's Dream 73
|8||150 10-10 p||Miss Z C Davison||Mr H G Miller (7)||98||5/1|
|7||149 10-9 t||N Lampard||Gerard Tumelty||97||8/1|
Was My Valentine 20
|7||144 10-4 bt||Miss J S Davis||L P Aspell||92||12/1|
Flora Lea 53
|7||140 10-0||A E Price||Tom Cannon||84||33/1|
||5||G L Moore||J E Moore||102||NR|
||4||Miss A M Newton-Smith||Adam Wedge||94||NR|
||7||10-10||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison||14/1|
Truckers Darling was having his third start in a month when fading badly close home at Sedgefield last time. He'd landed a double in testing ground before that and may well bounce back today. But OUR PHYLLI VERA is preferred despite having to cope with a 13lb hike for winning over 2m here. She beat subsequent dual winner Clonusker on that occasion and collateral form gives her the beating of Goochypoochyprader. Last year's winner Lindsay's Dream has claims once again off a similar mark and Sudden Wish has plenty of scope back over timber having won on the Flat at Kempton last week.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leading trio, mistake 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, went 2nd soon after 2 out, driven between last 2, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Miss Biscotti (10-5) at Fakenham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, went right 3rd, headway approaching 6th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied to moderate 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 26l behind Uhlan Bute (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, always travelling well, led 2 out, driven clear last, ran on well, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec beating Clonusker (10-0) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Was My Valentine 25-1 (10-4) Led until 5th, chased winner until ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, lost poor 3rd before 2 out, modest 3rd again flat, tailed off, 3rd of 6, well behind Ceasar Milan (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
Goochypoochyprader 6-1 (10-5) Took keen hold early, dropped to rear and driven along 2nd, never going after, tailing off when mistakes 4th and next, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Clonusker (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Truckers Darling (IRE) Evensfav (11-3) In rear and in touch, went 3rd from 4th, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden and beat after 2 out, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 4, 29l behind Lua De Itapoan (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Lindsay's Dream 66-1 (10-9) Last pair, no chance from 5th, driven in poor 4th when fell last, in a race won by Dodging Bullets (11-8) at Kempton 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Dec, 5 ran.
Flora Lea 66-1 (10-1) Towards rear, struggling after 8th, tailed off and pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Buywise (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Miss Tique (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leader until after 3rd, lost place after 5th, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Baltimore Rock (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.