Mental Health Challenge Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 39.40s
- Off time: 14:50:20
|1st||1 Blue Buttons||2/9f|
|2nd||2 Bright Intervals||6||12/1|
Blue Buttons (IRE) 37
|6||159 11-5 t||H Fry||R Mahon||126||2/9f|
Bright Intervals (IRE) 347
|6||152 10-12||H D Daly||R Johnson||12/1|
Buckboru (IRE) 20
|6||152 10-12||Mrs L J Young||D C Costello||8/1|
Canarbino Girl 36
|7||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Mr L Drowne (7)||100/1|
|8||152 10-12||Miss J Du Plessis||James Best (3)||50/1|
Ifits A Fiddle 75
|5||152 10-12||R T Phillips||T J O'Brien||16/1|
Miss Dimples (IRE) 48
|5||152 10-12||S-J Davies||W Kennedy||100/1|
|7||152 10-12||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||20/1|
Rosa Imperialis 26
|5||152 10-12||R Walford||Felix de Giles||25/1|
Tamarton Tansy 326
|7||152 10-12||F O'Brien||P J Brennan||20/1|
Kentford Myth 55
|4||144 10-4||J W Mullins||W P Kavanagh (3)||16/1|
BLUE BUTTONS fell at Wincanton last month but had earlier run the useful Down Ace to a neck in a Listed contest over 2m1f here after winning at Exeter. She has to concede weight to all of her rivals but looks a class above them and should get back to winning ways. Buckboru was placed in a couple of bumpers but tried to run out on her hurdling debut and has a bit to prove now. Bumper winner Ifits A Fiddle has shown little so far over timber and it's difficult to make much of a case for the remainder.
Blue Buttons (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracking leaders when fell 4th, in a race won by Tagrita (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Bright Intervals (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Mid-division, jumped badly left throughout, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Pyleigh Lass (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Diddypurptoon 25-1 (10-2) Last pair, slow jump and struggling 5th, never on terms, 7th of 9, 22l behind Rayvin Black (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Rosa Imperialis 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Chalk It Down (11-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Canarbino Girl 200-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 31l behind Five In A Row (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Kentford Myth 13-2 (9-12) Mid-division on inside, lost place 6f out, soon behind, 9th of 13, well behind Rhythm Star (10-5) at Taunton 2m 1f mrs N H flat (5) hvy in Jan.
Nowweareseven 10-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th or 5th, modest headway before 3 out, soon weakened, blundered last, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Bodega (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Ifits A Fiddle 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened before last, 8th of 11, 35l behind Diamond King (11-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Miss Dimples (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) Prominent, hampered 1st, soon led, headed 2nd, lost place after 3rd, behind from next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Rosa Fleet (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Buckboru (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up on outside, took keen hold, not fluent and closed 3rd, ducked left, tried to run out and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Bobble Boru (11-6) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy, 6 ran.
Tamarton Tansy 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, effort before 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 13l behind The Pirate's Queen (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) gf in May.