Betfred Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Betfred Hurdle Series Qualifier) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,379 2nd £992 3rd £496 4th £248
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 57.26s
- Off time: 13:45:27
|1st||1 Maison De Ville||8/15f|
|2nd||3 Midnight Streaker||11||11/4|
Maison De Ville (GER) 23
|6||159 11-5||B Ellison||J Reveley||115||8/15f|
Falcon's Present 74
|6||152 10-12||J R Weymes||R McGrath||16/1|
Midnight Streaker 43
|5||152 10-12||B Arthey||P J Brennan||11/4|
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 14
|5||152 10-12||A D Brown||David England||9/1|
|8||152 10-12||Miss L C Siddall||T Siddall||80/1|
Simmply Sam 14
|7||152 10-12||Mrs Marjorie Fife||K James (3)||66/1|
Squealy Keely 9
|6||152 10-12||J R Turner||F Keniry||150/1|
Falcon's Present landed a Southwell bumper last May but has been well beaten in two subsequent starts, including over hurdles last time. Midnight Streaker won a point-to-point in Ireland and showed promise in bumpers. She ran well for a long way on her hurdling debut at Ayr and should do better while Miss Mohawk, who is a low-grade maiden on the Flat, looked much better suited to hurdles when making an encouraging debut behind the long odds-on Cloudante at Catterick. MAISON DE VILLE had also finished behind that winner at Musselburgh in January but showed much improved form when making all at Market Rasen last month and will take all the beating despite her penalty.
Maison De Ville (GER) 4-1 (10-10) Led, hit 3rd, not fluent 4th, headed after 5th, tracked leaders, led again before 2 out, clear before last, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating At Reception (10-12) by 8l, 6 ran.
Midnight Streaker 17-2 (11-0) Close up, led briefly 6th, led 8th, pressed before 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 33l behind Layla Joan (11-6) at Ayr 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Cloudante (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Falcon's Present 10-1 (10-12) With leader, led 3rd, headed 4 out, 3rd and outpaced before next, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 32l behind Run Ructions Run (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Simmply Sam 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, awkward 5th, joined leader 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 9, 31l behind Cloudante (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Rubyminx Grape Tree Road mare out of Windfola.
Squealy Keely 80-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, struggling 6th, behind next, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Take The Cash (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.