Shereford Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m

  • (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 6 runners)
  • Winner £1,624 2nd £477 3rd £238 4th £119
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 196
MAROON, WHITE star, WHITE sleeves, MAROON armlets and star on WHITE cap Salbatore 9
  • T:Mrs L Pearce
  • J:C Wallis
  • Form: 196
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Mrs L Pearce C Wallis (5)
2
Yellow and Maroon diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Arfur Didit (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S J Humphrey
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle
3 U1
Red, pink disc, red sleeves, pink spots Abigail Lynch (IRE) 77
  • T:George Baker
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: U1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 George Baker A Tinkler
4 75
Emerald green, white braces, checked sleeves and cap Genes Quest 73
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 75
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 M Appleby Ryan Mahon (3)
5
Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap Oscar's Pet (IRE)
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 T Symonds Felix De Giles
6 7491
Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Still Believing (IRE) 77
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 7491
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney

In depth

Verdict

ABIGAIL LYNCH and Still Believing both won between the flags on the same day at Kinsale in October. George Baker's mare looks to have more scope and she can make a winning debut under Rules in this bumper as Salbatore has struggled badly under a penalty since scoring narrowly at Towcester in the autumn. Tom Symonds' newcomer Oscar's Pet may prove the pick of the remainder ahead of Arfur Didit and the exposed Genes Quest.

Formwatch

Salbatore 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never involved, 6th of 9, 14l behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.

Arfur Didit (IRE) Blueprint gelding out of Authentic Creature.

Abigail Lynch (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Chsd ldrs in 4th, mstk 3rd, prog 4out & good jump to ld 3out, 4l adv gng best 2out, sow, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Spirit Oscar (11-7) by 6l, 9 ran.

Genes Quest 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division on inside, headway 7f out, outpaced 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 10l behind Cevaro (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov.

Oscar's Pet (IRE) Oscar mare out of Kilcoleman Lady.

Still Believing (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, mstk 7th, rddn brfly 5out, prog 3out & ld 2out, still sl adv when lft clr last, so, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Autumn Bolt (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.