Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 5, 14 runners)
- Winner £2,566 2nd £748 3rd £374
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 59.40s
- Off time: 20:10:12
|1st||1 Neston Grace||9/1|
|2nd||3 Blue Buttons||nk||11/8f|
Neston Grace 162
|5||163 11-9||S Hodgson||J M Davies||9/1|
|5||156 11-2||A J Whiting||M G Nolan (5)||25/1|
Blue Buttons (IRE) 31
|5||156 11-2 t1||H Fry||N D Fehily||11/8f|
Boracha (IRE) 143
|5||156 11-2||J W Mullins||A Thornton||16/1|
Di'philly's Dream 18
|5||156 11-2||Miss L Day||Robert Williams (5)||150/1|
Do Be Dashing
|5||156 11-2||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||16/1|
Kris Magic (IRE)
|6||156 11-2||C Heard||L Heard||40/1|
Molly Maid (IRE) 23
|5||156 11-2||J Hughes||M D Grant||4/1|
Pennies And Pounds
|6||156 11-2||J S Smith||W Hutchinson||25/1|
Western Diamond (IRE)
|5||156 11-2||P D Evans||Aidan Coleman||10/1|
Allez Zane 61
|4||151 10-11||G R I Smyly||David England||33/1|
|4||151 10-11||B R Millman||P Millman (7)||11/2|
|4||151 10-11||L Corcoran||Kieron Edgar (7)||66/1|
Wheat Free 23
|4||151 10-11||A Middleton||C Poste||200/1|
Dance has performed with credit on her last two starts in similar events and should get into the shake-up as should Neston Grace, a shock winner at Towcester in October before finding trouble in-running at Lingfield. Molly Maid was beaten 15 lengths by Mayfair Music at Fakenham three weeks ago but should improve while Western Diamond is an interesting newcomer for David Evans. BLUE BUTTONS is owned by Richard Barber and looked a really nice prospect when scoring between the flags a month ago so Harry Fry's King's Theatre gelding is taken to make a winning start under Rules.
Neston Grace 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 13, 12l behind Pepelina (10-12) at Lingfield 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) sft in Nov.
Blue Buttons (IRE) 6-4 (11-0) (tt) held up; hdwy 4 out; led flat; ro wl, won at Mendip Farmers 2m 4f ptp sft in Mar beating All But Grey (12-0) by 2l, 5 ran.
Dance 20-1 (9-12) Went left start, led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Sergeant Thunder (10-12) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Boracha (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon went 3rd, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 20l behind Free Thinking (10-7) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Dec.
Molly Maid (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened, 2nd of 13, 15l behind Mayfair Music (10-7) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (5) gd.
Pennies And Pounds Sir Harry Lewis mare out of Sense Of Value.
Allez Zane 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, every chance over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 32l behind Carole's Spirit (11-0) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb.
Do Be Dashing Doyen mare out of Be Brave.
Kris Magic (IRE) Kris Kin mare out of Insan Magic.
Di'philly's Dream 33-1 (10-6) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 10, well behind Amore Alato (10-9) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gf.
Wheat Free 66-1 (10-5) Behind, ridden halfway, soon beaten, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Mayfair Music (10-7) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (5) gd.
Barrs Lane Sir Harry Lewis mare out of Cashel Dancer.
Tiny Twister Imperial Dancer filly out of Colonial Lady.
Western Diamond (IRE) Westerner mare out of Magie De Toulouse.