Mick & Sheila 50th Wedding Anniversary Mares' Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 10 runners)
- Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 6.10s
- Off time: 15:00:09
|1st||2 Bull And Bush||4/1f|
|3rd||3 Miss Milborne||3¼||8/1|
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 155
|10||166 11-12 pt||N P Mulholland||A P McCoy||124||11/1|
Bull And Bush (IRE) 24
|5||163 11-9||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||121||4/1f|
Miss Milborne 27
|8||162 11-8 v1||Jamie Snowden||Brendan Powell||120||8/1|
Teochew (IRE) 72
|6||160 11-6||W Greatrex||G Sheehan (3)||118||9/2|
Pyleigh Lass 16
|8||156 11-2 t||M Keighley||Ian Popham||114||12/1|
Truckers Darling (IRE) 14
|7||155 11-1||D E Cantillon||Conor Shoemark (5)||113||16/1|
|7||153 10-13||R Lee||J E Moore||111||13/2|
Mistral Reine 38
|5||152 10-12||Mrs L Wadham||L P Aspell||110||15/2|
Tea Caddy 34
|8||149 10-9 t||Jamie Snowden||A Tinkler||107||50/1|
|7||146 10-6||N J Gifford||A Thornton||104||6/1|
Bull And Bush, Pyleigh Lass, Mistral Reine and Cove all arrive off the back of recent wins in this. Perhaps the former is the most interesting as she beat a well-regarded sort at Doncaster last month. Dardanella is a consistent mare but it looks like the handicapper has a grip now on Truckers Darling and Tea Caddy while Teochew has continued to climb the weights despite four defeats in a row. MISS MILBORNE is very well treated on her old form and looked to be on the way back when second over fences at Leicester last time. The visor should help her concentrate back over hurdles and she could be worth an interest in an open-looking handicap.
Bull And Bush (IRE) 5-4 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway to challenge 3 out, led narrowly after next, ridden and quickened clear flat, won at Doncaster 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Feb beating Free Thinking (11-2) by 4l, 6 ran.
Cove 15-8 (11-3) Held up in touch, headway travelling well approaching 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, upsides soon after 2 out, led last, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs beating Shuil Gealach (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Miss Milborne 9-4 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inside, niggled along on and off from 4th, went 2nd 13th, ridden before 4 out, no impression next, 2nd of 8, 13l behind Keltic Rhythm (10-11) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Feb.
Tea Caddy 13-2 (11-7) Prominent, badly hampered 7th, soon lost place, outpaced before 4 out, kept on from last, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Legendary Hop (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 6f Mares Novice Handicap Chase (0-110) (5yo+) (4) hvy in Feb.
Pyleigh Lass 11-4fav (11-5) Held up, hit 1st, headway 5th, challenged after next, not fluent and led last, ridden clear, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft beating Lights Of Broadway (10-7) by 6l, 6 ran.
Truckers Darling (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) In touch in rear, good headway 3 out, ridden to chase leader 2 out, kept on same pace and lost 3rd run in, 4th of 7, 4l behind Our Phylli Vera (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Teochew (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Led until 3 out, soon beaten, weakening when mistake 2 out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Glens Melody (11-8) at Warwick 2m 3f mrs lst hdl (1) hvy in Jan.
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 150-1 (10-7) Led, dived at 1st, hit 2nd, headed 3rd, chased leader until before 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened into distant 4th on long run to 2 out, tailed off, last of 4, well behind The New One (11-8) at Kempton 2m Listed hdl (1) gs in Oct.
Dardanella 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, challenged next, led narrowly 2 out, soon ridden, headed narrowly when hit last, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Midnight Cataria (11-10) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Feb.
Mistral Reine 6-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, led soon after 3 out, clear approaching last, eased flat, won at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb beating Curtain Razer (11-12) by 18l, 5 ran.