Horse Racing Free Bets With Bookmakers.co.uk Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 24.90s
- Off time: 14:10:48
|1st||5 Sparkling Hand||9/1|
|2nd||1 Matrow's Lady||2¾||7/4f|
Matrow's Lady (IRE) 13
|6||166 11-12 t||N P Mulholland||Chris Meehan (10)||107||7/4f|
|11||165 11-11||Mrs V Jackson||B Hughes||106||8/1|
Detour Ahead 15
|5||165 11-11 p||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||106||11/2|
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 33
|7||159 11-5||I A Duncan||J M Maguire (7)||100||7/2|
Sparkling Hand 16
|7||158 11-4||P Atkinson||Henry Brooke||99||9/1|
Along Came Rosie 16
|9||147 10-7||A Crook||D C Costello||88||5/1|
Along Came Rosie won off a higher mark over fences three runs ago but has been pulled up twice since and is probably best watched again here. Matrow's Lady showed a willing attitude to overhaul Beyeh at Doncaster last time, however, and should go close again despite a 7lb higher mark while Golden Sparkle has been placed in all six starts over timber so far and now tries her luck in handicaps. DETOUR AHEAD looks to be on an upward curve and got off the mark at Wetherby last month despite still showing signs of inexperience. She gets a tentative vote as course winner Wheyaye returns from a lay-off.
Sparkling Hand 14-1 (10-5) Led to 2nd, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Dunowen Point (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
Matrow's Lady (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Held up in touch on outside, closed before 3 out, switched left approaching 2 out where not fluent, led flat, ridden out, won at Doncaster 2m 3f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec beating Beyeh (11-6) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Detour Ahead 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led after 4 out, jumped right from next, ridden 2 out, held on under pressure flat, won at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Mary Milan (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Wheyaye 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, every chance 3out, ridden and one paced from 2out, 4th of 9, 17l behind Glingerbank (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Aug.
Along Came Rosie 16-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, blundered 6th and reminders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Billy Cuckoo (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Chased leader until ridden last, (normal 3 out), soon outpaced in 4th, went modest 3rd before omitted last, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Lucematic (10-10) at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.