James Brown & Sons (Insurance Brokers) Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 50.10s
- Off time: 13:40:47
|1st||8 Queens Grove||5/1|
|3rd||5 Romance Dance||3½||14/1|
Josh's Dreamway (IRE) 22
|6||166 11-12||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||115||4/1|
Young Mags (IRE) 44
|5||166 11-12||F O'Brien||Timmy Murphy||115||11/4f|
Adiynara (IRE) 18
|4||160 11-6||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||109||17/2|
|4||159 11-5||B G Powell||S P Jones||108||20/1|
Romance Dance 22
|9||158 11-4||S Kerswell||Brendan Powell (3)||107||14/1|
Now What 183
|5||154 11-0||J G Portman||Hadden Frost||103||20/1|
Detroit Red 23
|6||152 10-12||M Hill||J McGrath (5)||101||16/1|
Queens Grove 194
|6||149 10-9||K Bishop||James Best (5)||98||5/1|
Setter's Princess 16
|6||146 10-6||R J Hodges||C Wallis (5)||95||50/1|
|9||146 10-6||B J Llewellyn||Robert Williams (5)||95||11/2|
Withy Mills 186
|7||146 10-6||K Bishop||P J Brennan||95||20/1|
Combustible Lady (IRE)
||6||10-11||J W Mullins||A Thornton||2/1|
JOSH'S DREAMWAY has won twice in the grade on good ground. She'll be all the better for her third at Worcester, when Romance Dance was behind, and can get back on the winning trail here with Young Mags having been raised 5lb since winning at Sedgefield. Adiynara faces a stiff task at the weights for a four-year-old, as does the returning Fulgora, while Illysantachristina was withdrawn from a race at Bangor yesterday and her participation may be in doubt here. Withy Mills may be best of the rest but that's not saying much.
Queens Grove 33-1 (10-2) Mid-division, hampered 6th, headway to join leaders on outside after 9th, ridden after 3 out, hit next, soon lost place, no extra approaching last, 5th of 13, 15l behind Ballyfoy (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in May.
Adiynara (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) In close touch in 5th, ridden in modest 6th before 2 out, plugged on same pace, 5th of 14, 13l behind Canadian Diamond (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Romance Dance 12-1 (10-13) Held up, headway when not fluent 5th, outpaced before 3 out, rallied 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 10, 12l behind Florafern (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Josh's Dreamway (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Held up, raced wide, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Florafern (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Fulgora 25-1 (11-0) Raced in 7th off the pace, ridden before 5th, soon struggling, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind James Pollard (10-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Withy Mills 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders to 4th, behind from next, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Sweet World (10-3) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Illysantachristina 9-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd before 4 out until 4 out, stayed on same pace, weakened flat, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Old Magic (10-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Now What 66-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 13, 25l behind Miss Tique (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Setter's Princess 33-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, weakening when hit 4 out, soon in rear, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Key To Milan (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Young Mags (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Close up, led before 7th, ridden after last, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct beating Spirit Is Needed (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Detroit Red 40-1 (11-1) Led to before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Wings Of Smoke (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.