Clwyd Special Riding Centre Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 31.90s
- Off time: 14:30:35
|1st||2 Churchtown Love||10/3|
|2nd||1 Rosa Fleet||3½||4/5f|
Rosa Fleet (IRE) 22
|6||159 11-5||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||119||4/5f|
Churchtown Love (IRE) 388
|6||152 10-12||Miss R Curtis||B J Geraghty||10/3|
High Holloa 23
|5||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Bailey||David England||100/1|
Shuil Gealach (IRE) 260
|6||152 10-12||P R Webber||Paul Moloney||9/2|
Taffy Dare (IRE) 95
|5||152 10-12||A King||W Hutchinson||12/1|
|5||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Bailey||T Messenger||66/1|
|5||152 10-12||James Moffatt||B Hughes||125/1|
||6||10-12||A Middleton||James Banks||12/1|
Rosa Fleet (4/5), Churchtown Love (10/3), Shuil Gealach (9/2), Taffy Dare (12/1), Teeton Blackvelvet (66/1), High Holloa (100/1), Zuileka (125/1)
Churchtown Love makes her debut under Rules having won a point-to-point at this time last year. Shuil Gealach won a fast ground bumper at Worcester last summer and is related to a couple of hurdle winners. She should go well, but ROSA FLEET is the obvious choice. She scored at Market Rasen earlier this month and is fancied to defy a penalty representing an in-form yard. The remainder are harder to fancy unless Taffy Dare has improved from her modest hurdles debut back in November.
Churchtown Love (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Mid div, prog to jn ldrs 3out, 2nd bef last,kow to get up last stride, won at Belharbour 3m ire ptp sft in Feb '13 beating Lady Cloudings (11-7) by hd, 12 ran.
Rosa Fleet (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, closed before 4th, led when not fluent last, soon ridden clear, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft beating Fine Moment (11-3) by 8l, 10 ran.
Shuil Gealach (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun beating Dardanella (10-12) by hd, 15 ran.
Zuileka 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Landecker (11-3) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Taffy Dare (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up, took keen hold, headway 7th, not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 47l behind Woodland Walk (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
High Holloa 66-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, reminders 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 37l behind Anay Turge (11-10) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) hvy.
Teeton Blackvelvet Fair Mix mare out of Teeton Priceless.