European Breeders' Fund Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 41.00s
- Off time: 15:15:36
|2nd||3 Floral Spinner||14||9/4|
|3rd||4 Grimley Girl||8||33/1|
Polly Peachum (IRE) 48
|4||157 11-3||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||2/1f|
Cocoa Minnie (IRE) 46
|6||150 10-10||P R Webber||Harry Skelton||66/1|
Floral Spinner 13
|5||150 10-10||W G M Turner||C J Davies (7)||113||9/4|
Grimley Girl 242
|6||150 10-10||S-J Davies||W Kennedy||33/1|
|4||150 10-10||H D Daly||R Johnson||6/1|
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 35
|5||150 10-10||K C Bailey||S Twiston-Davies||11/2|
Paupers Present (IRE) 218
|4||150 10-10||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||33/1|
September Blaze 18
|5||150 10-10||P R Webber||L Heard||50/1|
The Wee Lass 34
|5||150 10-10||A J Whiting||M G Nolan (5)||80/1|
The Wicked Kipper 78
|4||150 10-10 t1||M Keighley||A P Cawley||12/1|
Top Shot (IRE) 48
|6||150 10-10||F Brennan||Mr M Ennis (7)||100/1|
|5||150 10-10||Mrs H R J Nelmes||Paul Moloney||16/1|
||5||1010||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn||NR|
||4||10-10||P R Webber||W Hutchinson||12/1|
Polly Peachum looked in need of a longer trip when completing a double over 2m1f at Stratford so this should prove ideal but a penalty could hand the initiative to FLORAL SPINNER. A dual bumper winner, she has been narrowly beaten in her last two starts over hurdles and this looks her opportunity. Mrs Peachey gained plenty of admirers when landing a bumper at Bangor in May and there should be more to come from her over timber while Witchesintune probably needed her comeback run and is another with the scope to do better. Mickie is stoutly bred and will appreciate stepping up to this trip.
Mysula 50-1 (10-12) In touch, mistake and ridden briefly 3rd, towards rear and struggling 8th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Ballinahow Star (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Mickie 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, effort to chase winner after 3 out to next, 4th and one pace approaching last, 4th of 10, 8l behind Drum Valley (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Floral Spinner 2-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, tracked leading trio from 5th, went 3rd before 7th, led approaching 3 out, ridden and headed last, no extra and held when switched left in closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Ballinahow Star (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Grimley Girl 4-5 (11-7) Made all; drew clr 3 out, won at Brampton Bryan 2m 4f ptp gs in Apr beating Walter Wallace (12-0) by 15l, 9 ran.
Witchesintune 16-1 (10-10) Towards rear, steady headway approaching 4 out, went 4th before last where blundered, never a threat, 4th of 15, 13l behind Hidden Identity (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
The Wicked Kipper 3-1 (10-9) Rear division, ridden over 4f out, headway over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 12, 14l behind Izzini (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 5-2 (10-10) Took keen hold, raced wide and held up, headway approaching 4th, chasing leaders and every chance 3 out, no chance in 4th when hit last, weakened, 5th of 11, 13l behind Young Victoria (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
The Wee Lass 80-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, weakened after 7th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Hold Court (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Cocoa Minnie (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 25l behind Lordofthehouse (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
September Blaze 66-1 (11-0) Held up in 4th, lost place 4th, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind She Ranks Me (11-0) at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft.
Polly Peachum (IRE) 6-5fav (10-5) In touch, ridden and chased leaders before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Nov beating Pure Style (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Paupers Present (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Led until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 30l behind Sgt Reckless (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Top Shot (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.