Equine Investments 11th Year Still Going Strong Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 37.46s
- Off time: 15:50:30
|1st||1 Legacy Gold||1/6f|
Legacy Gold (IRE) 31
|6||166 11-12||D Pipe||T Scudamore||133||1/6f|
Miss Fortywinks 29
|5||152 10-12||J W Mullins||Kevin Jones (7)||33/1|
|6||152 10-12||C J Down||J M Davies||100/1|
|6||152 10-12||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||103||9/2|
LEGACY GOLD has to give 14lb to her rivals but she's a mare going places judged on her two victories to date and should be capable of holding her own at a much higher level. She'll start at short odds but should have too much for the luckless Revaader, who was finishing in the frame for the seventh time in 15 starts when third in a Listed over course and distance 12 days ago but does lack an extra gear. Miss Fortywinks was tired when taking a crashing fall at Fakenham and that may have left its mark and Moniques Gift may need the experience.
Legacy Gold (IRE) 1-6fav (11-8) Made all, hit 4th, shaken up flat, comfortably, won at Leicester 2m mares NH nov hdl (3) hvy in Jan beating Run Ructions Run (11-12) by 4l, 5 ran.
Revaader 33-1 (10-10) Led, soon well clear, 6 lengths ahead when jumped left 2 out, headed and mistake last, no extra, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Vibrato Valtat (11-3) at Exeter 2m 1f Listed nov hdl (1) hvy.
Moniques Gift Grape Tree Road mare out of Dalticia.
Miss Fortywinks 20-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, soon 2nd, ridden and no impression on winner after 2 out, lost 2nd well before last, weakened to 4th when fell last, in a race won by Slipper Satin (10-4) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.