SIS At The Heart Of Racing Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,173 2nd £1,813 3rd £906 4th £453
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.82s
  • Off time: 14:30:42
Full result
Result 14:30 Newton Abbot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Enchanting Smile 6/1
2nd 1 August Hill s.h 3/10f
3rd 5 Prettyasapicture 1 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 72F11-1
Pink, Maroon star August Hill (IRE) 36
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 72F11-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10ht
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 ht P J Hobbs R Johnson 120 3/10f
2 F21-33F
Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Enchanting Smile (FR) 18
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: F21-33F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 t Mark Gillard T J O'Brien 93 6/1
3 6/244FU-
Black, beige hooped sleeves Darcey Diva 56
  • T:Miss J du Plessis
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 6/244FU-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 h Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 16/1
4 2PPP-38
Dark Green, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Our Georgie Girl 7
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:Mr Joshua Newman
  • Form: 2PPP-38
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0hb
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 hb P Gundry Mr Joshua Newman (7) 66/1
5 324-3
Light blue, pink striped sleeves Prettyasapicture 25
  • T:A King
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 324-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 A King A P McCoy 11/4
6 74-0P
Dark blue and beige stripes, beige sleeves and cap Solitairy Girl 22
  • T:Nick Mitchell
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 74-0P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield 50/1
7 0/0-
White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Belle (IRE) 64
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 0/0-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 50/1
8 U
Red, black seams, black sleeves, red stars, red cap You've Been Mowed 15
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: U
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 14/1

In depth

Verdict

AUGUST HILL goes from strength to strength and it's difficult to see her winning run coming to an end here, despite a double penalty. She gave 17lb and a three-length beating to Enchanting Smile at Wincanton in April so there looks to be little chance that the runner-up will reverse that form. Prettyisapicture is probably the danger as she'll improve on her third at Wetherby and none of the others make much appeal.

Formwatch

Enchanting Smile (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leader, led approaching 3rd, joined when fell 3 out, in a race won by Midnight Thomas (10-0) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May, 7 ran.

August Hill (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, headway after 6th, switched right and not fluent 2 out, led last, driven clear towards finish, won at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May beating Ladies Dancing (10-13) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.

Prettyasapicture 6-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, mistake 5th, effort before 3 out, slightly hampered just after 3 out, one pace and no impression on leading pair before last, 3rd of 8, 13l behind There Is No Point (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in May.

You've Been Mowed 100-1 (10-4) Always in rear, tailed off when unseated rider last, in a race won by Stephen Hero (10-11) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd, 11 ran.

Solitairy Girl 66-1 (10-7) With leader, led before 4th, not fluent 8th, soon headed, losing place when mistake next, well behind after and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shantou Tiger (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m mdn hdl (4) gs in May, 7 ran.

Darcey Diva 6-1 (11-7) Prom til wknd 4 out; to when ur last, in a race won by What About Will (11-7) at Four Burrow 2m 4f ptp gd in Apr, 12 ran.

Our Georgie Girl 100-1 (10-3) Jumped left, led until headed 4 out, chased ledaers, weakened soon after next, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Amazing D'azy (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.

Southfield Belle (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 6f out, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Thistlecrack (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.