European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 11.10s
  • Off time: 14:41:25
Full result
Result 14:40 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Violin Davis 1/3f
2nd 2 Annimation 19 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 10-7311
Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 17
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 10-7311
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 t H Fry N Fehily 133 1/3f
2 325-PP6
Maroon, Light Blue hoop, Dark Green sleeves, Light Blue cap Annimation (IRE) 27
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 325-PP6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12v1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 v1 J W Mullins Ryan Mahon (3) 109 8/1
3 P-35929
Yellow, Red disc, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Free Falling 86
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: P-35929
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12vt
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 vt Mrs L Hill D Bass 87 25/1
4 3-36PP5
White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Red cap Shantou Breeze (IRE) 39
  • T:M Madgwick
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 3-36PP5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 M Madgwick M Goldstein 33/1
6 176146
YELLOW, RED hoops, diamonds on sleeves, RED cap Southway Star 79
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 176146
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 t Mrs S Gardner S Thomas 68 11/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 24UP48
Shropshirelass 97
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Gemma Gracey-davison
  • Form: 24UP48
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 1012 p Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison 85 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   How's Business
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:N Fehily
8 11-10 C J Mann N Fehily 1/9
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In depth

Verdict

VIOLIN DAVIS was a decent hurdler and has taken well to the larger obstacles, winning her last two starts at Newbury and Bangor. She's giving 12lb to her rivals here but should be up to the task as most of them are out of form. Southway Star, a seven-times winner over hurdles, could be interesting if her jumping is up to scratch but Annimation and Shropshirelass have already been exposed as modest and neither Free falling nor Shantou Breeze have pulled up any trees lately.

Formwatch

Shropshirelass 25-1 (10-6) Prominent, ridden after 2 out (normal 3 out), weakened approaching last, last of 8, 30l behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

Violin Davis (FR) 1-2fav (11-1) Made all, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, pressed last, driven out, won at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) hvy beating Tara Rose (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.

Annimation (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before halfway to chase leaders in 3rd, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Natural Spring (10-7) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Southway Star 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division, hard ridden after 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 17l behind Kentford Grey Lady (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec.

Free Falling 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place before 7th, not fluent next, well beaten 3 out, 9th of 13, 37l behind Earcomesthedream (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Shantou Breeze (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Border Station (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.