EBF Arthritis Research UK Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 3 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:50
Full result
Result 14:30 Cartmel
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Bonne Fee 19/10

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2321-3
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Bespoke Lady (IRE) 86
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2321-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 p1 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 13/10f
2 62/2231
DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Bonne Fee 22
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:E Cookson
  • Form: 62/2231
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 p K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 110 19/10
3 7/352P-2
Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Ussee (FR) 32
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:Mr H Bannister
  • Form: 7/352P-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 t C J Mann Mr H Bannister (7) 108 27/10

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 F277-23
Asuncion 73
  • Nag Me
  • T:Rebecca Menzies
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: F277-23
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
4 108 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly 104 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Me And Ben (IRE)
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
6 10-10 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 8/11
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In depth

Verdict

Only four runners in this opener but three of them look to have a decent chance. A P McCoy, fresh from his fastest-ever century, has a couple of interesting rides for Donald McCain and BESPOKE LADY can get the ball rolling. The drying ground is an unknown but she might appreciate the slightly shorter trip having failed to last home over 3m1f last time. Ussee is proving difficult to place and the winner let down the form of her latest second at Southwell next time but Bonne Fee arrives off the back of a win at Bangor, though was an expensive flop over track and trip in May. Asuncion may find a couple too good again.

Formwatch

Asuncion (10-5) 3rd of 11, 10l behind Aowin Du Banco (11-0) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo clm chs gs in Jun.

Bonne Fee 5-6fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led after 2 out, soon clear, very easy, won at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd beating Blurred Lines (10-12) by 8l, 6 ran.

Ussee (FR) 11-4 (10-5) Tracked leader, mistake 7th, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind My Betty (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.

Bespoke Lady (IRE) 8-13fav (10-12) Chased leader, slow 7th and 8th, soon pushed along, hung left before 3 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Perfect Candidate (10-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.