Claire Malone Birthday Mares' Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,884 2nd £553 3rd £277 4th £138
- Going: Good to Soft (Good in places last 3f)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 13.20s
- Off time: 14:36:13
|1st||5 Little Glenshee||9/4|
|2nd||1 Amber Cloud||27||9/1|
Amber Cloud 181
|5||152 10-12||W Kinsey||Charlie Huxley||9/1|
Dante's Frolic 22
|4||152 10-12||M Smith||D C Costello||5/2|
Dolly Royal (IRE) 21
|7||152 10-12||R Johnson||K Johnson||50/1|
La Calinda 14
|5||152 10-12||K G Reveley||A Thornton||7/4f|
Little Glenshee (IRE) 22
|6||152 10-12||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||104||9/4|
Scarlet Ruby 253
|5||152 10-12||W Amos||A L Voy (3)||50/1|
Cue To Cue
||5||10-12||K G Reveley||J Reveley||5/1|
Bumper winners Amber Cloud and Dante's Frolic could easily figure here but it's difficult to be as optimistic about the chances of Dolly Royal and Scarlet Ruby. LA CALINDA was second at Sedgefield on her hurdling debut and probably met decent opposition when fourth at Uttoxeter subsequently. She has less to do today and can get off the mark with Little Glenshee apparently failing to get home in two previous tries over this trip and a bit more exposed than most.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 9-2 (10-2) In touch, led 4th, hit 6th, mistake 4 out headed before next, weakened last, 5th of 11, 12l behind Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Amber Cloud 13-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders on outside, outpaced over 4f out, no impression final 2f, 6th of 10, 20l behind Killala Quay (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Dante's Frolic 16-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 10, 26l behind Baltimoar (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Dolly Royal (IRE) 80-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, driven after 4 out, kept on from 2 out, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 32l behind Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
La Calinda 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, behind 6th, modest late progress, went 4th last, 4th of 8, 33l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.
Scarlet Ruby 10-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, soon pushed along, tailed off over 2f out, soon eased, 9th of 11, well behind Wolf Shield (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.