Stratford Bookmakers Day Mares' Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 2.90s
- Off time: 13:55:08
|1st||2 My Flora||5/4f|
Queens Bay 430
|8||166 11-12||Jamie Snowden||T J O'Brien||114||11/2|
My Flora 73
|10||166 11-12||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||114||5/4f|
Me And Ben (IRE) 25
|7||157 11-3 t||F O'Brien||A P Cawley||105||15/8|
Carhue Princess (IRE) 65
|8||140 10-0||T Symonds||Felix de Giles (ex2)||88||7/1|
Me And Ben has been harshly raised 8lb for her neck second at Leicester but Queen's Bay has the scope to figure if she's fully wound-up following a lay-off and makes more appeal than Carhue Princess, tailed off on her chasing bow at Ludlow. MY FLORA has won four hunter chases, including two around here. That experience could be vital and, as she's been eased a little in the weights, Dan Skelton's 10-year-old gets the nod.
My Flora 25-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway 12th, stayed on in 4th, one pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Ifyousayso (11-7) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Carhue Princess (IRE) 18-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, led until 2nd, chased leader until after 8th, outpaced next, continued tailed off, went poor 4th post, 4th of 11, 50l behind Buywise (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Me And Ben (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, steady headway from 9th, went 2nd 2 out, ridden flat, 2 lengths down flat, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Lord Fox (10-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Queens Bay 15-2 (10-9) Led after 1st, headed 3rd, mistake 7th, beaten 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Violin Davis (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan '13.