EBF Stallions & TBA Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Finale (Listed Limited Handicap) 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 13 runners)
- Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 4.51s
- Off time: 14:55:24
|1st||7 Run Ructions Run||11/2f|
|2nd||6 The Pirate's Queen||s.h||13/2|
|3rd||12 Lily Waugh||9||7/1|
|8||164 11-10||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||143||20/1|
Massannie (IRE) 18
|6||151 10-11 p1||D Pipe||T Scudamore||130||16/1|
Fairytale Theatre (IRE) 24
|7||151 10-11 t||P F Nicholls||S Twiston-Davies||130||10/1|
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 85
|7||151 10-11||K C Bailey||A P McCoy||130||6/1|
Down Ace (IRE) 11
|7||149 10-9||F M O'Brien||Miss A Stirling (7)||128||8/1|
The Pirate's Queen (IRE) 35
|5||149 10-9||A King||R Thornton||128||13/2|
Run Ructions Run (IRE) 34
|5||147 10-7 p||T D Easterby||D C Costello||126||11/2f|
Joanne One (IRE) 34
|6||144 10-4 t||Jamie Snowden||Brendan Powell||123||10/1|
Midnight Cataria 23
|5||144 10-4||A King||W Hutchinson||122||12/1|
Luci Di Mezzanotte 21
|6||144 10-4 p||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||120||16/1|
Lily Waugh (IRE) 13
|7||144 10-4 t||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green (3)||118||7/1|
Molly's A Diva 23
|7||144 10-4 v1||K C Bailey||R P Mclernon||115||16/1|
Cabaret Girl 9
|7||144 10-4||J G O'Neill||Charlie Deutsch (7)||112||33/1|
||6||106||N J Henderson||Mr S Waley-Cohen||125||NR|
||6||104||P R Webber||Jack Sherwood||115||NR|
Toubeera's winning run came to an end at Doncaster at the start of the month but she did beat Massanie at Plumpton in January, though there shouldn't be much between the pair on the revised terms and she is closely matched with the hat-trick-seeking Fairytale Theatre on collateral form. Down Ace had no chance behind Quevega at Cheltenham and this may come too soon but there are possibilities about northern raider Run Runctions Run and Ludlow scorer Midnight Cataria. Lily Waugh looks to be progressing as well but Free Thinking finished well behind The Pirate's Queen over 2m here in November. LUCI DI MEZZANOTTE never figured when finishing behind Toubeera over 3m at Doncaster last time but is weighted to reverse that form here and the likely fast pace will suit Oliver Sherwood's mare. She may be allowed to start at generous odds in what looks a very open race.
Free Thinking 4-5fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, led when mistake 3 out, headed narrowly after next, every chance last, soon ridden, not pace of winner flat, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Bull And Bush (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Koolala (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Behind, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leaders next, left 3rd at last, stayed on flat, went 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Pass The Time (11-12) at Doncaster 2m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Feb.
Run Ructions Run (IRE) 6-4fav (11-8) Mid-division, headway 3 out, challenged 2 out, led narrowly before last and left in command, kept on strongly, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating Straits Of Messina (10-11) by 6l, 7 ran.
The Pirate's Queen (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Held up in rear but in touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, no chance with leading duo before 2 out, lost modest 3rd close home, tailed off, 4th of 7, 42l behind Tagrita (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Feb.
Lily Waugh (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) With leader, led 5th, ridden and blundered last, ridden out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs beating Fine Moment (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Molly's A Diva 11-2 (11-12) Held up in last pair on inside, headway 4 out, ridden and effort on outside approaching next, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 22l behind Midnight Cataria (11-10) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Midnight Cataria 20-1 (11-10) Mid-division on inside, headway after 4 out, challenged next, led narrowly when hit last, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb beating Dardanella (11-8) by 5l, 10 ran.
Fairytale Theatre (IRE) 2-9fav (11-3) Took keen hold, made all, clear 2 out, not fluent last, very easily, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Young Cheddar (10-5) by 14l, 5 ran.
Down Ace (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, soon lost place weakened next, 13th of 16, 32l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs.
Toubeera 11-4 (11-7) Led until 3rd, led 5th, ridden before 3 out, headed approaching next, lost 2nd last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Mayfair Music (11-2) at Doncaster 3m mares Listed nov hdl (1) gd.
Luci Di Mezzanotte 33-1 (11-2) Held up, outpaced after 4 out, went 4th from 2 out, no impression, 4th of 6, 13l behind Mayfair Music (11-2) at Doncaster 3m mares Listed nov hdl (1) gd.
Cabaret Girl 5-4 (10-10) Held up tracking leaders, bumped 6th, went 3rd after 6th, 2nd 4 out, pushed laong before 2 out, ridden and every chance last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Rosa Fleet (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Joanne One (IRE) 11-4fav (10-9) Chased leaders pushed along 6f out, ridden and weakened approaching final 3f, 6th of 14, 17l behind Zulu Oscar (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Took keen hold and held up in rear, plugged on to modest 3rd approaching 2 out, no chance with leading duo, no extra in 4th at the last, 5th of 8, 25l behind Mickie (11-5) at Kempton 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) sft in Dec.
Massannie (IRE) 11-10fav (12-4) Reluctant to race, led into start, soon led, not fluent and jumped big in front, reluctant before 3rd where headed, led again 4th until 5th, led before 3 out, soon headed, 7 lengths down last, stayed on flat, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Bobble Boru (11-6) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy.