Ladies At The Races Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,209 2nd £649 3rd £324 4th £162
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 4.40s
- Off time: 13:50:24
|1st||5 Take A Bow||8/11f|
|2nd||4 Spa Hill||4½||7/4|
Abbeygrey (IRE) 26
|5||154 11-0||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge||25/1|
Reggie Parrot 17
|7||154 11-0||Mrs S J Smith||Callum Bewley (7)||80/1|
Sgt Bull Berry 216
|7||154 11-0||P Maddison||Jake Greenall||80/1|
Spa Hill (IRE) 18
|5||154 11-0||R Woollacott||T J O'Brien||112||7/4|
Take A Bow 81
|5||154 11-0||Mrs L Hill||D Bass||117||8/11f|
Cherry Lodge (IRE)
|8||147 10-7||P J Gilligan||R Johnson||12/1|
Mrs Grass 4
|7||147 10-7 v||J C Haynes||J Kington (3)||69||100/1|
||6||11-0||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||11/8|
Most of these are easily overlooked given their modest form to date. Spa Hill should get involved on her best efforts when trained in Ireland but was a well beaten third on her debut for a new yard at Newton Abbot. TAKE A BOW is less exposed and looks the one to beat after finishing runner-up at Ffos Las. He did well to go as close as he did having made a mess of the last obstacle and Lawney Hill's charge can open his account in this. Cherry Lodge is related to a winner on the Flat and won't need to be anything special to figure on her racecourse debut
Take A Bow 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, driven after 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge and every chance when hit last, kept on flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Anteros (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Spa Hill (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, outpaced and no chance with leading duo when not fluent 2 out, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Cherry Lodge (IRE) Key Of Luck mare out of Cherry Falls.
Abbeygrey (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, just about in touch 6th, behind after next, 6th of 8, well behind Hawdyerwheesht (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Sgt Bull Berry 100-1 (10-12) Held up behind in touch, struggling 9th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Blakemount (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Mrs Grass 50-1 (9-11) Chased leaders until lost place before 5th, struggling in last pair before 5th, no chance after, 12th of 15, 35l behind Early Applause (11-8) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Reggie Parrot 66-1 (10-6) Jumped badly left early, hampered 1st, always behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Nathans Pride (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd.