Weatherbys Printing Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 1.93s
- Off time: 15:10:23
|1st||3 Belle De Fontenay||10/1|
|2nd||1 Synthe Davis||hd||3/1|
Synthe Davis (FR) 205
|7||166 11-12||Mrs L J Mongan||Tom Cannon (3)||116||3/1|
Countess Comet (IRE) 10
|5||165 11-11||C C Bealby||T Messenger||115||5/2f|
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 19
|7||164 11-10 p||George Baker||T E Whelan (5)||114||10/1|
Ruby Crown 17
|10||156 11-2||K C Bailey||Charles Greene (7)||106||9/2|
Dance For Livvy (IRE) 30
|4||150 10-10||R Dickin||C Poste||100||15/2|
Red Current 272
|8||140 10-0||M Scudamore||T Scudamore||89||4/1|
Countess Comet had no chance in a Listed hurdle at Wetherby on her reappearance but should feel more at home in this grade and is one of the more likely winners. Belle De Fontenay needs to bounce back from a poor run at Ludlow, however, while Synthe Davis never quite recaptured her novice form last season and is probably best watched returning from a break. DANCE FOR LIVVY is high enough in the weights and may prefer faster ground but she's had a couple of runs on the Flat recently so won't fail through lack of fitness and gets a tentative vote in a race that won't take much winning with Ruby Crown looking on the downgrade nowadays.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 16-1 (11-6) Led 1st, headed after 6th, not fluent 3 out, weakened 2 out, 11th of 13, 45l behind Sporting Boy (11-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Synthe Davis (FR) 5-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, led approaching 5th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 9, 26l behind Josh's Dreamway (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Countess Comet (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up behind, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 11l behind Une Artiste (11-6) at Wetherby 2m mrs lst hdl (1) gs.
Dance For Livvy (IRE) 3-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, last of 5, 45l behind Luggers Hall (10-10) at Kempton 2m Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (0-125) (4yo) (3) gd in Apr.
Ruby Crown 9-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 7, 31l behind Fashionable Gal (10-12) at Stratford 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct.
Red Current 9-1 (11-12) Held up, jumped big 1st, not fluent 2nd, ridden and effort when not fluent 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 38l behind A Stones Throw (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul '11.