Weatherbys Bank Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 15.12s
  • Off time: 15:40:33
Full result
Result 15:40 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Umadachar 9/4f
2nd 9 Phase Shift 8/1
3rd 1 Kindly Note 30 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 441-25P
WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Kindly Note 89
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Mr D F Bourke
  • Form: 441-25P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle Mr D F Bourke (7) 118 12/1
2 411-525
Black, yellow seams, black sleeves, yellow spots, black cap, yellow star My Flora 13
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 411-525
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 115 9/2
3 123-613
DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Umadachar (FR) 57
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 123-613
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8p1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 p1 W Greatrex A P McCoy 114 9/4f
4 513-3F3
Black, Mauve star, Black sleeves, Mauve stars, Black cap, Mauve star Zefooha (FR) 15
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: 513-3F3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 p T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 111 14/1
5 2-09721
Yellow, Purple sash, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars Vinetta (ex7) 10
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:Mr Colm Mccormack
  • Form: 2-09721
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 K G Reveley Mr Colm Mccormack (7) 101 9/2
6 15-26F5
White, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Leith Walk (IRE) 49
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:Callum Whillans
  • Form: 15-26F5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 107 33/1
7 1259-P1
Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Sparkling Hand 41
  • T:P Atkinson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 1259-P1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 P Atkinson Harry Haynes 105 7/1
8 212444
Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap Wheyaye 41
  • T:Mrs V Jackson
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 212444
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
11 152 10-12 Mrs V Jackson J Reveley 104 22/1
9 432465
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Phase Shift 12
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 432465
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8t1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 t1 B Ellison Danny Cook 100 8/1

In depth

Verdict

Emma Lavelle's yard is struggling for winners and her Kindly Note has disappointed since finishing second at Worcester in the autumn. My Flora needs a return to fences while Zefooha is probably a few pounds too high at present but Umadachar has to go on the short-list if getting back to the form she showed when winning at Folkestone in November and recent Catterick scorer Vinetta is on an upward curve. SPARKLING HAND came good over track and trip last month, beating Matrow's Lady with Wheyaye a distant fourth. The runner-up won in a canter at Ffos Las on Sunday so the form holds up and Peter Atkinson's mare can follow up today as Phase Shift has become expensive to follow.

Formwatch

Umadachar (FR) 2-1fav (11-3) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden and weakened after 3 out, went modest 3rd approaching 2 out, no chance when mistake last, 3rd of 10, 34l behind Too Generous (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Phase Shift 7-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression after, 5th of 7, 14l behind Dirty Deal (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.

Kindly Note 20-1 (11-10) Behind, pushed along from 3rd, struggling 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov, 15 ran.

Sparkling Hand 9-1 (11-4) Made all, ridden before 2 out, kept on gamely, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan beating Matrow's Lady (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.

Leith Walk (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) In touch, ridden before 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Pas Trop Tard (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.

Wheyaye 8-1 (11-11) Tracked leader and raced wide, lost place 3 out, plugged on to take remote 4th before last, 4th of 6, 25l behind Sparkling Hand (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

My Flora 10-1 (10-5) Mid-division on inside, headway after 8th, ridde 3 out, soon one pace, no impression, 5th of 9, 25l behind O'faolains Boy (10-11) at Bangor 3m nov hdl (3) hvy.

Zefooha (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Led, clear until 4th, came stands side 3 out, headed when hit next, no extra flat, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Matrow's Lady (10-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.

Vinetta 5-1 (10-6) Held up in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, headway 2 out, ran on well flat, led close home, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Alta Rock (11-5) by 1l, 13 ran.