racinguk.com Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 35.40s
- Off time: 16:01:56
|1st||7 Miss Ballantyne||3/1|
|2nd||4 Floral Spinner||2||13/8f|
|3rd||12 Upbeat Cobbler||19||10/1|
Classic Pearl 41
|8||152 10-12||Mrs H Cobb||M Goldstein||250/1|
Fairey Delta 327
|6||152 10-12||W Greatrex||W Hutchinson||6/1|
Feisty Lass (IRE) 13
|7||152 10-12 p||C J Mann||S Thomas||50/1|
Floral Spinner 64
|6||152 10-12||W G M Turner||C J Davies (7)||113||13/8f|
Hernello (IRE) 38
|5||152 10-12||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||50/1|
|5||152 10-12||R Waley-Cohen||C Poste||20/1|
Miss Ballantyne 239
|6||152 10-12||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||3/1|
My Silver Lilly 13
|6||152 10-12||C Drew||Trevor Whelan (5)||250/1|
Selva's Sister (IRE) 43
|6||152 10-12||G Brown||J M Davies||250/1|
Turn The Tide 13
|5||152 10-12||D L Williams||Christian Williams||150/1|
Upbeat Cobbler (FR) 21
|5||152 10-12||H D Daly||R Johnson||10/1|
Vinnieslittle Lamb (IRE) 21
|5||152 10-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||7/2|
Vintage Vixon (IRE) 21
|6||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||R J Killoran||40/1|
||7||1012||C N Kellett||J A McCarthy||NR|
||6||10-12||A King||R Thornton||5/2|
FLORAL SPINNER earns full marks for consistency and deserves to get her head in front. Chris Davies claims a valuable 7lb and she may have the edge in fitness over the returning Miss Ballantyne, though Nicky Henderson's mare is undoubtedly a danger on her second at Worcester last summer. Vinnieslittle Lamb has won a point-to-point and was second on her hurdles debut at Towcester last month while Fairey Delta won a bumper at Uttoxeter last March, though hasn't been seen since. Katnapping and Upbeat Cobbler have shown a glimmer of ability and look the pick of the remainder.
Splendid Blue (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Miss Ballantyne 11-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, went 2nd soon after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Dance Tempo (10-12) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Floral Spinner 9-4 (10-3) Mid-division, in touch on outside 6th, chased leading pair before 3 out, ridden to take 2nd before last, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 14l behind Mickie (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Upbeat Cobbler (FR) 7-1 (11-2) In touch, pushed along 6th, went 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, 3rd of 13, 18l behind Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Fairey Delta 16-1 (11-3) Always prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar beating Queen Olivia (10-10) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Classic Pearl 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leader until 3rd, weakened 7th, pulled up after, in a race won by Glorious Twelfth (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Vinnieslittle Lamb (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 16l behind Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Vintage Vixon (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
My Silver Lilly 100-1 (10-6) Slow 5th, always towards rear, tailed off, 14th of 18, well behind Ericht (11-11) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Shared 2nd, mistake 2nd, not fluent 9th, weakened 3 out, soon very remote, 3rd of 4, well behind Violin Davis (11-1) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) hvy.
Selva's Sister (IRE) 80-1 (10-5) Always behind, 12th of 13, well behind Oscar Hoof (11-5) at Ludlow 1m 6f NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Turn The Tide 250-1 (10-5) Steadied start, held up in last, took keen hold, lost touch 7th, tailed off next, soon pulled up, in a race won by O'faolains Boy (10-11) at Bangor 3m nov hdl (3) hvy, 9 ran.
Katnapping 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden and weakened last, 4th of 10, 17l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-2) at Doncaster 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Hernello (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, held up tracking leading pair, mistake and weakened 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Too Generous (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 4 ran.