Dorothy Laird Memorial Trophy Handicap (Ladies Race) 1m 1f 207y

  • (4yo+, 1m 1f 207y, Class 6, 11 runners)
  • Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 6.28s
  • Off time: 17:00:30
Full result
Result 17:00 Beverley
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 City Ground 5/1
2nd 5 Hernando Torres 9/2
3rd 6 Cabal 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (9) 434969-
Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Embsay Crag 78
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:Eva Moscrop
  • Form: 434969-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 P A Kirby Eva Moscrop 65 10/1
2 (7) 5-02379
Light blue, white and light blue hooped sleeves Merchant Of Medici 15
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Miss Becky Smith
  • Form: 5-02379
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7h
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 h Micky Hammond Miss Becky Smith (5) 65 7/2f
3 (8) 452234
Light Green and Mauve stripes, White sleeves, Mauve cap Spanish Plume 19
  • T:A Hollinshead
  • J:Mrs C Bartley
  • Form: 452234
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4b
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 b A Hollinshead Mrs C Bartley 62 13/2
4 (3) 4007-18
PURPLE, GREY star City Ground (USA) 15
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Miss S Brotherton
  • Form: 4007-18
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
6 142 10-2 M W Easterby Miss S Brotherton 60 5/1
5 (6) 237-552
Black, white seams, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Hernando Torres 10
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Miss A Hesketh
  • Form: 237-552
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-1p
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
5 141 10-1 p M W Easterby Miss A Hesketh (5) 59 9/2
6 (4) 5-52343
ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Cabal 15
  • T:A Crook
  • J:Miss C Walton
  • Form: 5-52343
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10v
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 v A Crook Miss C Walton 54 11/1
7 (2) 0-23592
YELLOW, MAROON epaulets, MAROON sleeves, YELLOW armlets Meglio Ancora 9
  • T:R Ford
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 0-23592
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
6 134 9-8 R Ford Lucy Alexander 52 4/1
8 (10) 635-004
Pink, black seams and star on cap Valentine's Gift 11
  • T:N Bycroft
  • J:Julie Burke
  • Form: 635-004
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3p
  • OR: 47
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 p N Bycroft Julie Burke 47 22/1
9 (11) 924788
Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue striped sleeves, quartered cap Landesherr (GER) 10
  • T:T A K Cuthbert
  • J:Miss H Cuthbert
  • Form: 924788
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 T A K Cuthbert Miss H Cuthbert 45 40/1
10 (5) 078690
Mauve, beige spots, mauve sleeves, light green cap Rolen Sly 13
  • T:B Rothwell
  • J:Shirley Teasdale
  • Form: 078690
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 B Rothwell Shirley Teasdale 45 661/10
11 (1) 407/00-8
Emerald Green, Purple hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple spots, quartered cap Grethel (IRE) 41
  • T:A Berry
  • J:Miss J Richards
  • Form: 407/00-8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
9 128 9-2 A Berry Miss J Richards 45 803/10

In depth

Verdict

City Ground reverted to type when well beaten in one of these events last time having won on the Polytrack under today's amateur before that. Stablemate HERNANDO TORRES is preferred as he's been getting steadily closer under the guidance of Anna Hesketh and looks capable of going one better after a recent second at Nottingham. Cabal and Valentine's Gift are others to consider but Meglio Ancora looks a bigger threat after a narrow-margin defeat at Ayr. Spanish Plume has a chance on form but is not certain to appreciate the return to a shorter trip.

Formwatch

City Ground (USA) 5-2fav (9-9) In touch, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Tapis Libre (10-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Hernando Torres 7-1 (10-0) In touch, closed over 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, stayed on, held inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Flag Of Glory (10-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

Cabal 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, headway and wide straight, hung left and stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Meglio Ancora 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, joined winner inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Barton Bounty (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

Spanish Plume 13-2 (8-13) In rear, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Kittens (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.

Embsay Crag 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, quickly weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Getabuzz (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun '12.

Valentine's Gift 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Grammar (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

Merchant Of Medici 7-1 (10-1) Slowly into stride and switched left after start, headway over 3f out, pushed along well over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 11l behind Tapis Libre (10-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Landesherr (GER) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 19l behind True Pleasure (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.

Grethel (IRE) 25-1 (7-9) Slowly away, in rear, weakened 3f out, last of 8, 21l behind Spavento (9-1) at Ayr 1m 1f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.

Rolen Sly 100-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, weakened entering final 4f, 10th of 12, 44l behind Slide Show (8-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.