Betfair Supports Grassroots Racing At Ludlow Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 7.10s
- Off time: 14:40:49
|1st||1 Coronea Lilly||3/1|
|2nd||5 Double Silver||2¼||9/4f|
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 146
|8||157 11-3 t||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne (5)||113||3/1|
|5||157 11-3||P R Webber||D Elsworth||113||4/1|
Floral Patches 29
|7||157 11-3 t||B Ellison||Miss H Bethell (7)||114||6/1|
Be Kind 125
|6||150 10-10||D L Williams||Kevin Jones (7)||69||125/1|
Double Silver 139
|5||150 10-10||F O'Brien||Timmy Murphy||105||9/4f|
Midnight Belle 174
|5||150 10-10||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||50/1|
Miss Holbeck Ghyll 28
|8||150 10-10||P R Webber||L Heard||125/1|
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 144
|5||150 10-10||K C Bailey||Nick Scholfield||6/1|
St Georgina 956
|9||150 10-10||Miss J Du Plessis||James Best (5)||28/1|
||7||1010||J F Panvert||C O'Farrell||95||NR|
||5||11-3||Jamie Snowden||R Mahon||8/15|
Danvilla doesn't look a natural over hurdles and couldn't prevent She Ranks Me from overturning Bangor form at Fontwell next time. CORONEA LILLY hasn't been seen since winning over C&D in May but she looked a very progressive mare in the spring and may well be good enough to make a successful reappearance as Double Silver and Titch Strider have had their chances and Floral Patches has her first run away from Worcester and may need a stiffer test of stamina than this. Mrs Peachey won a Bangor bumper in May but should find easier opportunities than this to get off the mark over timber.
Titch Strider (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Held up, headway after 6th, mistake next, 4th and beaten 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 11, 37l behind Jewellery (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gd in Sep.
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Prominent, went 2nd 7th, challenging when not fluent 3 out, led last, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Ballycassel (10-12) by 3l, 13 ran.
Double Silver 15-8fav (11-0) With leader, led 4th, ridden and mistake 3 out, headed run-in, rallied and kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Overpriced (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Danvilla 4-5fav (11-3) Held up in 4th, close up on outside 7th, led narrowly after 3 out, headed approaching next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from last, 2nd of 5, 14l behind She Ranks Me (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Prominent, led 4f out, headed over 3f out, led again over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gs in May beating Fabrika (10-8) by 7l, 9 ran.
St Georgina 4-1 (11-7) Ap; led 9 til hdd 15; wknd 2 out, 2nd of 10, 15l behind Garton King (12-0) at Larkhill 3m ptp in Feb '10.
Floral Patches 5-2fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace flat, 4th of 10, 6l behind Wayward Glance (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Be Kind 25-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, blundered 5th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Seedless (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) sft in Jun.
Midnight Belle 28-1 (10-5) Took keen hold early, prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Glorious Twelfth (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.
Miss Holbeck Ghyll 40-1 (10-7) Soon tailed off, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Boyfromnowhere (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep, 15 ran.