A & V Squires Plant Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 54.00s
- Off time: 16:35:16
|2nd||2 My Betty||2¾||8/13f|
Sureness (IRE) 20
|4||163 11-9 t||C J Mann||N D Fehily||110||7/4|
My Betty (IRE) 26
|6||157 11-3 t1||Peter Croke||A P McCoy||112||8/13f|
|7||150 10-10||K A Morgan||Adam Wedge||20/1|
Ovilia (IRE) 320
|5||150 10-10||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||12/1|
Shakespeare Dancer 35
|5||150 10-10 h||H J Evans||Benjamin Poste (5)||66/1|
||4||109||Rebecca Menzies||Tony Kelly||104||NR|
||4||109||John Berry||Joseph Akehurst||NR|
||6||11-3||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||1/2|
The improving four-year-old SURENESS gets the nod to give weight and a beating to course winner My Betty and win for the first time away from Uttoxeter. The latter looks a stayed in the making so might not be suited by the drop in distance. Isdaal has plenty to find while Ovilia makes her hurdling debut on her first appearance since October. But Asuncion was placed over hurdles and fences and France and can't be ignored on her UK debut.
Asuncion (FR) (10-5) 3rd of 11, 10l behind Aowin Du Banco (11-0) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo clm chs gs in Jun.
Russian Link 16-1 (8-13) Led 3f, tracked leader until ridden halfway, soon in rear, detached, 7th of 9, well behind The Young Master (8-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec (flat).
Sureness (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Led until blundered 1st, tracked leader, led again before 3 out, ridden after next, kept on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul beating Jaja De Jau (11-3) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
My Betty (IRE) 13-8fav (10-12) Raaced freely, made all, clear after 3 out, ridden before last, ran on well, won at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul beating Ussee (10-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Isdaal 66-1 (10-8) Keen held up, headway 6th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 10, 33l behind Boondooma (10-9) at Fakenham 2m cond mdn hdle (4) gd in Mar.
Shakespeare Dancer 50-1 (10-5) Held up in rear and keen early, reminder before 5th, soon pushed along, weakened from 6th, soon tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Stonemadforspeed (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov sell hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Ovilia (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and outpaced 2f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 33l behind Wymeswold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct.