Country Gentlemen's Association Jane Seymour Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066 5th £536 6th £268
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 17.70s
  • Off time: 13:55:13
Full result
Result 13:55 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Tagrita 11/4f
2nd 2 Cannon Fodder 15/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2-4B312
Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Blue Buttons (IRE) 47
  • T:H Fry
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 2-4B312
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t H Fry Brendan Powell 126 3/1
2 131224
Royal blue, white braces, white and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Cannon Fodder 22
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 131224
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 Miss S West M Goldstein 129 15/2
3 2-UP2
Dark blue, yellow chevrons, dark blue sleeves, gold cap Clara Peggotty 14
  • T:T R Gretton
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 2-UP2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 T R Gretton D Bass 100/1
4 110-991
ROYAL BLUE, PINK star, PINK sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, PINK cap, ROYAL BLUE star Molly's A Diva 46
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 110-991
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 115 5/1
5 1311
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Tagrita (IRE) 16
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 1311
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 125 11/4f
6 25-122
Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap The Pirate's Queen (IRE) 77
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 25-122
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 A King W Hutchinson 3/1
7 227-14
White, dark blue seams, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue quartered cap Woodland Walk 58
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 227-14
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle R P Mclernon 115 25/1

In depth

Verdict

Tagrita followed up her maiden win at Exeter by scoring over a longer trip here last month when long odds-on. She's heading in the right direction and The Pirate's Queen was second in this grade at Newbury in November, though will have to prove she stays this far. BLUE BUTTONS appears to have the beating of The Pirate's Queen on a line through Exeter scorer Centasia and went down with all guns blazing against Down Ace at Taunton subsequently. That looks decent form so Harry Fry's mare gets the vote here as she's already beaten Woodland Walk and Molly's A Diva this season while Cannon Fodder is thoroughly exposed.

Formwatch

Tagrita (IRE) 1-3fav (11-6) Jumped well, made all, clear before 2 out, never came off the bridle, unchallenged, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Brantingham Breeze (10-4) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Cannon Fodder 9-1 (11-7) Led after 1st, ridden and headed when mistake 2 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Josies Orders (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.

Molly's A Diva 9-2 (10-12) Took keen hold early and soon held up in rear, hit 4 out, headway approaching 3 out, chased leading pair before 2 out, went 2nd last, strong run flat, joined leader post, won at Warwick 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec deadheating with Tickity Bleue (10-12), 6 ran.

The Pirate's Queen (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, good headway on inside to chase leaders 3 out, went 2nd before next, pushed along in well held 4 lengths 2nd when blundered last, no chance with winner, stayed on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 9l behind As I Am (11-0) at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.

Woodland Walk 5-1 (10-13) Hampered 1st, took keen hold chasing leaders, pushed along before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 14, 18l behind Blue Buttons (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Clara Peggotty 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led after 4 out, headed next, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Aurore D'estruval (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy.

Blue Buttons (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Chased leader until 3 out, chased leading pair, went 2nd again before 2 out, ridden and upsides last, every chance under pressure flat, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Down Ace (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f (1) hvy in Dec.