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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 49.60s
  • Off time: 14:20:35
Full result
Result 14:20 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Fairytale Theatre 2/9f
2nd 5 Young Cheddar 14 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 13-021
Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Fairytale Theatre (IRE) 8
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 13-021
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 117 2/9f
2 0-6P4
Royal Blue, White chevron, Red sleeves and cap Aroseforoscar 27
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 0-6P4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 C J Down J M Davies 95 14/1
3 34005
BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Barton Heather 41
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 34005
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 t N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 92 10/1
4 8/47-977
Brown, light blue braces Two Mile Bridge (IRE) 62
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 8/47-977
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 P Henderson T J O'Brien 89 33/1
5 6F0-622
Black, pink star, sleeves and cap Young Cheddar (IRE) 8
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 6F0-622
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 P Gundry Conor Shoemark (5) 5/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Oscar Amy (IRE)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
6 10-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 1/1
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In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.