Levy Board Warwick Mares' Hurdle (Listed) 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066 5th £536 6th £268
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 43.40s
- Off time: 12:10:33
|1st||1 Glens Melody||7/4f|
|2nd||2 Mischievous Milly||¾||4/1|
Glens Melody (IRE) 28
|6||162 11-8||W P Mullins||D J Casey||141||7/4f|
Mischievous Milly (IRE) 42
|6||162 11-8||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||137||4/1|
Flementime (IRE) 32
|6||154 11-0||M Keighley||Ian Popham||12/1|
Hidden Identity (IRE) 60
|8||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||Aidan Coleman||138||4/1|
Prima Porta 70
|8||154 11-0||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||136||4/1|
Queens Grove 268
|8||154 11-0||K Bishop||James Best||129||66/1|
Teochew (IRE) 12
|6||154 11-0 p||W Greatrex||D A Jacob||117||28/1|
Hidden Identity finished tailed off in her only previous try in this grade but she did improve in the autumn and will be fancied to complete the hat-trick here. She does get 8lb from GLENS MELODY but Willie Mullins' raider is a Grade 1 winner on heavy ground and may have the class to come out on top again. It's likely she was taking on a couple of smart performers at Cheltenham four weeks ago. Mischievous Milly hasn't really sparkled so far this term but would go close on her best form and Prima Porta will appreciate the extra yardage after chasing home Cockney Sparrow over 2m1f at Wetherby but the others have a bit to find.
Glens Melody (IRE) 15-8fav (10-13) With leader when jumped slowly 1st, tracked leaders, pressed for 2nd after 7th, ridden approaching last, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 30l behind More Of That (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec.
Mischievous Milly (IRE) 6-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, bumped on bend after 4 out, good headway on outside next, chased leaders 2 out, ridden between last 2, weakened last, 6th of 17, 14l behind Vendor (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft in Nov.
Hidden Identity (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway when hit 3 out and went left, led before next, clear when jumped left at last, eased near finish, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft in Nov beating Zuider Zee (11-3) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Prima Porta 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, stayed on, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Cockney Sparrow (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mrs lst hdl (1) gs in Nov.
Flementime (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Soon in touch on outside, hit 3rd, went 2nd approaching 3 out, not fluent next, no impression on winner before last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Legacy Gold (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Teochew (IRE) 11-4fav (11-6) Led until 6th, ridden after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind No No Bingo (11-0) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Queens Grove 17-2 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 1st or 2nd, lost place 5th, well beaten before 2 out, no impression after, 5th of 8, 19l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares listed nov hdl (1) gs in Apr.