Riding Mares' Maiden Hurdle 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 5, 8 runners)
  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 12.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:52
Full result
Result 16:00 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Bespoke Lady 9/4
2nd 5 Nosey Box 7 5/1
3rd 8 Waltz Legend 15/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 232
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Bespoke Lady (IRE) 34
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 232
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 9/4
2 P-4PP1
yellow, black sleeves, red cap, black diamond Castle Goer (IRE) 23
  • T:B Arthey
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: P-4PP1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 p1 B Arthey P Buchanan 33/1
3 1-63742
Maroon, white braces, maroon and dark blue striped sleeves, check cap Midnight Streaker 34
  • T:B Arthey
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 1-63742
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 B Arthey P J Brennan 97 11/2
4 7P5656
Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Mrs Grass 17
  • T:J C Haynes
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 7P5656
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 J C Haynes Henry Brooke (5) 69 100/1
5 5-77228
White, yellow star, emerald green sleeves and cap Nosey Box (IRE) 54
  • T:N C Kelly
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 5-77228
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12bt
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 bt N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 105 5/1
6 5444
Dark blue, red seams, white sleeves, red cap Sheilas Lady 32
  • T:A Crook
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 5444
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 A Crook B Hughes 9/1
7 96P
Barclay Tartan Tara Springs 24
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 96P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 t1 F P Murtagh B Harding 80/1
8 13-U355
Black, gold sash, gold cap Waltz Legend (IRE) 23
  • T:L Lennon
  • J:G B Watters
  • Form: 13-U355
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 t L Lennon G B Watters (7) 15/8f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Hidden Horizons (IRE)
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:P Buchanan
7 10-12 S R B Crawford P Buchanan 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Bespoke Lady is sure to be popular for McCain and McCoy with the mare asked to travel three miles on her hurdling debut. However, she features a solid second in a three mile point-to-point on her record and seems sure to go close in what looks a modest affair on paper. Midnight Streaker looks the stronger of the Benjamin Arthey pair and should be in the mix, whilst Irish challenger, Waltz Legend, also boasts reasonable each-way claims. Fellow Irish raider, NOSEY BOX, looks to have stronger ammunition to fire though and Noel Kelly's charge rates the value option. Disappointing at Punchestown last time in a better race, previous runner-up efforts at Ayr and Newcastle read well enough in the context of this contest and hopefully the first-time application of a tongue tie and blinkers will aid her cause further.

Formwatch

Bespoke Lady (IRE) 8-13fav (11-0) Raced wide, chased winner throughout, pushed along 4f out, soon no impression, hung left and one pace under pressure final 2f, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Jennys Melody (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gs in Mar.

Nosey Box (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 8th of 15, 45l behind Rock's Field (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.

Waltz Legend (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leader, moderate 5th 5 out, no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 12l behind Kates Benefit (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mrs beg chs hvy in Mar.

Sheilas Lady 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed before 2 out, every chance last, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Bop Along (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar.

Midnight Streaker 11-4 (10-12) Prominent, led after 1st, hit 5th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Maison De Ville (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Mrs Grass 18-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, modest headway 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 47l behind Bollin Julie (10-1) at Newcastle 3m cnd nov hcp hdl (5) sft in Mar.

Castle Goer (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Made most, disp 2out, rdn to 1l ld last, ko best, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar beating Subbys Daughter (11-11) by 5l, 11 ran.

Tara Springs 200-1 (10-7) Towards rear, struggling from 3rd, pulled up before 4 out, tailed off, in a race won by Dark Dune (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 9 ran.