Weatherbys Bank Mares' Handicap Chase 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 40.40s
- Off time: 15:01:13
|1st||2 Misstree Dancer||5/2|
|2nd||4 Midnight Macarena||20||2/1f|
Epee Celeste (FR) 5
|6||166 11-12||M C Chapman||G J Galligan (10)||120||9/1|
Misstree Dancer 19
|8||164 11-10||Nick Williams||Nick Scholfield||118||5/2|
Evella (IRE) 173
|8||148 10-8||N B King||Trevor Whelan (5)||102||13/2|
Midnight Macarena 19
|7||148 10-8 p||Mrs L Wadham||L P Aspell||102||2/1f|
Farewellatmidnight (ex7) 9
|6||141 10-1 t||A M Hales||P Buchanan||88||3/1|
Epee Celeste looks to have too much on at the weights whilst Evella has not been seen since pulling up at Wetherby on the last day of May. However, she has won here in the past and can't be ruled out if all is well on her return to action. Misstree Dancer is up 6lb for a comfortable Hereford success last time in a race in which Midnight Macarena fell when still travelling well. Lucy Wadham's charge is now 6lb better off here and could well reverse placings if putting in a clear round, but that is far from assured as she has come to grief in two of her last three outings. Therefore, the choice is FAREWELLATMIDNIGHT who already has two course wins to her name and was a smooth scorer at Market Rasen earlier this month. She remains well treated and should be more than capable of staying 3m around this sharp track under forecast conditions.
Misstree Dancer 5-2 (11-4) Led 2nd until 7th, upsides when left in lead 10th, mistake 2 out, clear when not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Hereford 2m 5f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs beating Lady Karinga (10-8) by 7l, 5 ran.
Midnight Macarena 5-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, led 7th until fell 10th, in a race won by Misstree Dancer (11-4) at Hereford 2m 5f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs, 5 ran.
Epee Celeste (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Led until 2nd, led next, headed 9th, weakened 4 out, 6th of 8, 42l behind Firebird Flyer (11-9) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Evella (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Prominent, led 3rd, headed approaching 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by La Pantera Rosa (10-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in May, 11 ran.
Farewellatmidnight 5-2 (11-5) Made most, clear with 2nd 5th, ridden clear 3 out, eased flat, comfortable, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Ban Uisce (11-5) by 13l, 6 ran.