Roaring 20's Christmas Parties At Exeter Racecourse Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
Grands Crus To Win The Paddy Power Gold Cup By Over 6 Lengths + 6 Or More Goals Scored (Reading v Everton) 100-1
- Winning time: 4m 53.50s
- Off time: 16:11:29
|1st||1 Young Victoria||9/4f|
|2nd||3 Ballinahow Star||1½||6/1|
|3rd||4 Forever Present||8||11/4|
Young Victoria 21
|6||156 11-2||R Lee||R Johnson||9/4f|
Applause For Amy (IRE) 27
|5||150 10-10||Mrs K M Sanderson||Mr R G Henderson (7)||95||33/1|
Ballinahow Star (IRE) 186
|6||150 10-10||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||6/1|
Forever Present (IRE) 213
|5||150 10-10||N J Henderson||R J Killoran||11/4|
Ildiko (USA) 27
|5||150 10-10 bt||Dr J R J Naylor||W P Kavanagh (3)||200/1|
Lady From Geneva 6
|5||150 10-10||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||10/1|
La Madonnina (IRE) 278
|4||150 10-10||R H Buckler||A Glassonbury||66/1|
Moonlight Maggie 21
|5||150 10-10||T R George||Aodhagan Conlon (5)||100/1|
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 35
|5||150 10-10||K C Bailey||A P McCoy||5/2|
|5||150 10-10||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||66/1|
Tyger Prynt (IRE) 20
|4||150 10-10||H D Daly||A Tinkler||66/1|
Dream Function (IRE)
||6||11-2||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||2/1|
Market Rasen bumper winner Forever Present will have her supporters here while Lady From Geneva and Mrs Peachey didn't do a great deal wrong at Towcester and Ludlow respectively last time. Easy Worcester winner Young Victoria will make a bold bid to defy her penalty but BALLINAHOW STAR arrives a with a bit of a reputation earned in the point-to-point field in Ireland. Jeremy Scott starts her off at a realistic level under Rules and, suited by soft ground, she can come out on top.
Young Victoria 7-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, switched right after 3 out, led 2 out, hung left approaching last, ridden clear flat, won at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Ma Toolan (10-10) by 6l, 13 ran.
Ballinahow Star (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Ww rr mid div, 7th 1/2way & prog in 4th 5out, ld on bit 4out & alw gng best thereafter, sow, won at Athlacca 3m ire ptp in May beating Castlefort (12-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Forever Present (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, clear 2f out, driven out, comfortably, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Apr beating Vinetta (10-6) by 10l, 9 ran.
Lady From Geneva 40-1 (10-11) Raced wide towards rear, mistake 1st, ridden and struggling after 4th, hit 3 out and hampered, headway approaching 2 out where not fluent, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 14, 14l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 5th, headway approaching 7th, mistake 3 out, blundered badly last, no extra, 4th of 9, 7l behind Coronea Lilly (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Tyger Prynt (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, not fluent 8th, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 12, 34l behind Dancingtilmidnight (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Tamira 7-2 (10-5) Held up towards rear, weakened from 5th, 7th of 12, well behind Look For Love (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
Applause For Amy (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 6th, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 21l behind Award Winner (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Moonlight Maggie 50-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, prominent, led and mistake 3rd, headed 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, 49l behind Young Victoria (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Ildiko (USA) 250-1 (10-4) Held up behind and keen, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Gas Line Boy (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
La Madonnina (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Prominent, led well over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 9l behind Midnight Minx (11-2) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Feb.