Bet At bluesq.com Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner £11,888 2nd £4,452 3rd £2,224 4th £1,110
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 12.10s
- Off time: 13:10:39
|1st||1 She Ranks Me||85/40|
|2nd||5 Little Glenshee||5||14/1|
She Ranks Me (IRE) 21
|5||159 11-5 p||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||133||85/40|
Alder Mairi (IRE) 25
|5||154 11-0||J W Mullins||A Thornton||12/1|
|5||154 11-0||H Fry||N Fehily||2/1f|
Hannah Jacques (IRE) 11
|7||154 11-0||N G Richards||Brian Harding||111||12/1|
Little Glenshee (IRE) 13
|6||154 11-0||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||115||14/1|
|5||154 11-0||T Symonds||Felix De Giles||3/1|
||8||J G M O'Shea||Ciaran McKee||98||NR|
SHE RANKS ME is clear on official ratings and should take care of today's opposition. She beat a couple of previous winners at Newbury three weeks ago and can defy a penalty in this company. Dancingtilmidnight is unbeaten over hurdles and looks next best ahead of Alder Mairi, who got off the mark over timber when scoring at Lingfield last month. The 2m7f at Kelso proved beyond Little Glenshee last time and Uttoxeter winner Scholastica is preferred to both her and Hannah Jacques.
My Viking Bay (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 15, 47l behind Bobowen (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
She Ranks Me (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leading pair, effort on outside after 3 out, ridden to chase leader after next, switched left flat, rallied gamely to lead near finish, won at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft beating Ma Filleule (11-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Le, hit 1st and 4th (3 out), headed bypassing omitted 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Lucematic (10-10) at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Scholastica 11-8 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 3 out, clear next, eased towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov beating My Flora (10-12) by 20l, 6 ran.
Dancingtilmidnight 9-4 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 2nd, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well, won at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov beating Glorious Twelfth (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Led 1st, soon clear, made most after, reduced advantage 3 out, joined next, ridden flat, stayed on well and in command final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov beating Hidden Identity (11-10) by 4l, 6 ran.
Hannah Jacques (IRE) 8-15fav (10-9) Made all, clear after 2 out, easily, pushed out, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f cond mrs nov hdl (4yo+) (4) sft beating Lady Of Verona (10-2) by 14l, 3 ran.