Higos For All Your Commercial Needs Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 49.60s
- Off time: 14:20:35
|1st||1 Fairytale Theatre||2/9f|
|2nd||5 Young Cheddar||14||5/1|
Fairytale Theatre (IRE) 8
|7||157 11-3 t||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||117||2/9f|
|5||150 10-10||C J Down||J M Davies||95||14/1|
Barton Heather 41
|5||150 10-10 t||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne (3)||92||10/1|
Two Mile Bridge (IRE) 62
|8||150 10-10||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||89||33/1|
Young Cheddar (IRE) 8
|7||150 10-10||P Gundry||Conor Shoemark (5)||5/1|
Oscar Amy (IRE)
||6||10-10||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||1/1|
The improving FAIRYTALE THEATRE will be a short price to follow up her easy 14-length defeat of Young Cheddar over 2m4f at Taunton. The runner-up re-opposes on 7lb better terms and Conor Shoemark's claim will also help her cause but it's difficult to see how the placings can be reversed. None of the remaining trio have shown enough to suggest they'll be involved in the finish unless something happens to the selection.
Fairytale Theatre (IRE) 3-10fav (10-12) Made all, hit 3 out, drew well clear before next, very easily, unchallenged, won at Taunton 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy beating Young Cheddar (10-7) by 14l, 6 ran.
Young Cheddar (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leading pair, not fluent 3rd, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, went poor 2nd before 2 out, hit last, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Fairytale Theatre (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy.
Barton Heather 16-1 (10-8) Tracked leader until lost place from 3rd, 5th of 8, well behind Baltimore Rock (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Two Mile Bridge (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Always behind, 7th of 8, well behind Exemplary (11-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Aroseforoscar 33-1 (11-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5th until well before 2 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 6, 25l behind Tagrita (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.