32Red Thunderstruck II Slot Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 30.20s
- Off time: 13:55:28
|1st||1 Rosa Fleet||10/11f|
Rosa Fleet (IRE) 15
|6||157 11-3||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||119||10/11f|
Cabaret Girl 21
|7||150 10-10||J G O'Neill||L Aspell||5/4|
Our Cat (IRE) 35
|6||150 10-10||F M O'Brien||P J Brennan||11/1|
Teeton Blackvelvet 15
|5||150 10-10||Mrs Caroline Bailey||T Messenger||66/1|
||6||11-3||A Middleton||James Banks||9/2|
OUR CAT will strip fitter for her run in a bumper five weeks ago and Fergal O'Brien's winning pointer could be a value alternative against likely market leader Rosa Fleet receiving 7lb. Venetia Williams' mare was beaten at odds-on at Bangor having won a soft race at Market Rasen earlier but still has the beating of Teeton Blackvelvet. Cabaret Girl was second over a similar trip at Huntingdon last time and has further scope for improvement.
Rosa Fleet (IRE) 4-5fav (11-5) Led, headed 4th, prominent, ridden to press winner 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Churchtown Love (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Cabaret Girl 11-4 (10-12) Held up in touch, took keen hold, closed 7th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace, not fluent last, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Carolina Wren (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Our Cat (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, led until ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 6, 40l behind Avispa (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb.
Teeton Blackvelvet 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd and lost place briefly, ridden and dropped to rear 4th, struggling 5th, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Churchtown Love (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.