Santa Claus Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 22.10s
- Off time: 15:40:44
|2nd||1 Chantara Rose||3¼||2/1|
|4||152 10-12||A J Honeyball||Aidan Coleman||2/1|
Cloudante (IRE) 35
|5||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||Evsf|
|4||152 10-12||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||12/1|
Lymm Grey 25
|4||152 10-12 h||Miss J S Davis||Jack Savage (10)||25/1|
Princess Bella (IRE) 234
|4||152 10-12||F O'Brien||P J Brennan||11/2|
||5||1012||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||NR|
||4||1012||N P Mulholland||N D Fehily||NR|
Winning pointers Churchtown Love and CLOUDANTE could feature strongly in this bumper with preference for the latter. Donald McCain makes few mistakes with this type and the Cloudings mare showed a nice turn of foot to score by five lengths at Ballingarry last month whereas Rebecca Curtis' charge hasn't raced since scrambling home in a mares' maiden at Belharbour in February. Ebony Empress has been placed at Ascot and Chepstow and should be winning soon while a market move for newcomers Chantara Rose or Eaton Louie would be interesting.
Churchtown Love (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Mid div, prog to jn ldrs 3out, 2nd bef last,kow to get up last stride, won at Belharbour 3m ire ptp sft in Feb beating Lady Cloudings (11-7) by hd, 12 ran.
Ebony Empress (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, held inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Tara Road (10-11) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Cloudante (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Chsd ldrs, 2l 2nd 1/2way, jnd ldr after 5out, gd jmp 3out, 1l adv after 2out, qcknd 3l clr apr last, row, cosily, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Caballo Sin Nombre (11-11) by 5l, 8 ran.
Chantara Rose Kayf Tara filly out of Fragrant Rose.
Lymm Grey 66-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 14, 38l behind Star Lily (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.
Eaton Louie Rocamadour filly out of La Feuillarde.
Princess Bella (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, clipped heels and fell over 4f out, in a race won by The Pirate's Queen (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) gf in May, 9 ran.