Bet totequadpot Text Tote To 89660 Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 2, 10 runners)
- Winner £15,014 2nd £4,435 3rd £2,218 4th £1,109 5th £554 6th £278
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 20.30s
- Off time: 13:40:47
|1st||2 Miss Milborne||13/2|
|2nd||8 Prima Porta||2||16/1|
|3rd||5 Tempest River||3||11/2|
Violin Davis (FR) 242
|6||166 11-12 t||H Fry||Ryan Mahon (3)||135||6/1|
Miss Milborne 28
|6||160 11-6||Jamie Snowden||Harry Skelton||129||13/2|
Tante Sissi (FR) 205
|5||158 11-4||A King||R Thornton||127||4/1f|
Natural Spring 22
|7||156 11-2||Miss S Smith||P J Brennan||125||9/2|
Tempest River (IRE) 205
|6||154 11-0||B I Case||D A Jacob||123||11/2|
All Annalena (IRE) 15
|6||150 10-10||Mrs L Wadham||R Johnson||119||11/1|
Queens Bay 231
|6||149 10-9 t1||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||118||6/1|
Prima Porta 205
|6||149 10-9||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||118||16/1|
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 31
|8||146 10-6 t||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||115||12/1|
Jewellery (IRE) 11
|5||140 10-0 t||V R A Dartnall||Mr J Sherwood (7)||96||50/1|
Violin Davis (FR)
||5||10-11||P F Nicholls||Ryan Mahon||2/1|
Violin Davis bids to follow up her victory in this 12 months ago but has 13lb more to carry now and this year's renewal looks a lot more competitive. The top weight has won both starts here, however. The likeable MISS MILBORNE ran a nice race on her reappearance at Chepstow and is weighted to reverse Newbury running in March with Tante Sissi. Jamie Snowden's mare gets the vote as the disappointing Queen's Bay is also held on that run. Tempest River and Prima Porta aren't without a chance but this may be a step too far for Coronea Lilly. All Annalena was in decent form on the Flat last month and is probably the pick of the remainder.
Miss Milborne 10-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out until ridden between last 2, no extra in 4th last, 4th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Kitegen (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Oct.
Prima Porta 33-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, soon outpaced, 4th of 5, 16l behind Une Artiste (10-10) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Apr.
Tempest River (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, not much room approaching last, not fluent at hurdle, stayed on close home, 4th of 11, 7l behind Kells Belle (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) sft in Apr.
All Annalena (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra last, 5th of 16, 20l behind Night Rose (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Natural Spring 25-1 (10-4) In touch, mistake 8th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last, 12th of 20, 34l behind Action Master (10-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Oct.
Tante Sissi (FR) 7-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 3 out, outpaced approaching last, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 12l behind Kells Belle (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) sft in Apr.
Violin Davis (FR) 28-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 7th, ridden after 2 out, lost place approaching last, weakened flat, 15th of 19, 14l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.
Jewellery (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased winner until after 8th, weakened rapidly before next, 8th of 16, 30l behind Cinevator (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Queens Bay 8-1 (10-9) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place after 7th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Tante Sissi (10-9) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gd in Mar.
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 7th, clear last, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Double Silver (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.