Colin Baldwin 81st Birthday Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 12.00s
- Off time: 12:40:17
|2nd||7 Easter Dancer||4½||4/1|
|3rd||1 Moulin de La Croix||¾||10/3f|
Moulin de La Croix 36
|8||164 11-10 t||O Sherwood||Mr J Sherwood (7)||115||10/3f|
Bollin Dolly 35
|9||157 11-3||James Moffatt||Brian Harding||104||8/1|
|6||157 11-3 t||M A Barnes||S Mulqueen (7)||105||4/1|
Arizona River 296
|6||150 10-10||G M Moore||B J Toomey (3)||12/1|
Christmas Light 15
|5||150 10-10||B Ellison||D F O'Regan||4/1|
Dispol Diva 22
|6||150 10-10||P T Midgley||F Keniry||80/1|
Easter Dancer 231
|5||150 10-10||Mrs L Hill||D Bass||4/1|
|5||150 10-10||Micky Hammond||Joe Colliver (7)||50/1|
Royal Escort (IRE) 35
|5||150 10-10||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke (3)||20/1|
The Mongolian (IRE) 263
|4||150 10-10||M Todhunter||J Reveley||12/1|
|6||150 10-10||G A Harker||R McGrath||80/1|
||4||10-10||Mrs K Burke||A L Voy||4/1|
Royal Escort has to be better than his latest dreadful run whilst Moulin De La Croix reverts to hurdles and cannot be discounted with his young amateur claiming a useful 7lb. He may be too streetwise for this field, especially as Bollin Dolly needs to put a modest effort behind her last time and Arizona River is likely to need this run. With doubts surrounding so many of the field though it may be worth taking a chance with the newcomer of Brian Ellision's in CHRISTMAS LIGHT. Having enjoyed a solid and consistent time of things on the level through the Flat campaign, this debutant would not have to be any great shakes to get the job done.
Overpriced 40-1 (10-9) Held up, headway 6th, went 2nd after 4 out, every chance last, jinked left under pressure hit running rail and unseated rider run-in, in a race won by Parson's Punch (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd, 10 ran.
Easter Dancer 9-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside 11f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 14th of 18, 23l behind Fairey Delta (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
Moulin de La Croix 9-4fav (11-5) Led, hard pressed from 2 out, headed last, faded close home, 4th of 7, 7l behind Tito Bustillo (11-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Oct.
Dispol Diva 66-1 (10-2) Mid-division in touch on outside, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, beaten when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Kathlatino 28-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 9, 28l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
The Mongolian (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 15, 20l behind Bhakti (11-0) at Catterick 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Race (4-6yo) (6) gd in Feb.
Bollin Dolly 11-2 (11-3) Led, headed after 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 26l behind Julia Too (10-7) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
Christmas Light 2-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway on inside well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Space War (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol (flat).
Arizona River 4-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led before 2 out, soon headed, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 22l behind Lucia Bay (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Royal Escort (IRE) 12-5 (10-7) Tracked leader, reminders after 3rd, soon lost place, tailed off, pulled up before last, 7th of 8, well behind Julia Too (10-7) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
Wendy'sgreyhorse 200-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear and keen, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ahyaknowyerself (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.