FDB Shieldacre Ltd Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.80s
  • Off time: 12:30:40
Full result
Result 12:30 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ballinahow Star 1/4f
2nd 2 Brockwell Park 7 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 U12-121
Dark green, white hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Ballinahow Star (IRE) 20
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: U12-121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 J Scott Nick Scholfield 120 1/4f
2 U3-215
Light Green and Mauve diamonds, Light Green sleeves and cap Brockwell Park 26
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: U3-215
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 12/1
4 P5
Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Miss Marani (IRE) 29
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: P5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10bt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 bt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 16/1
6 60-4
Light blue, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap Shady Lane 30
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 60-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 A King W Hutchinson 5/1
7 2PP32/0
White, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Southway Queen 12
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 2PP32/0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 Mrs S Gardner M G Nolan (5) 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 3-
Fair Bramble 592
  • Nag Me
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: 3-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 1010 O Sherwood S P Jones NR
5 46
Oscar Jane (IRE) 19
  • Nag Me
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: 46
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1010 K Bishop L Heard NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Swincombe Flame
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:W Kennedy
5 11-3 Nick Williams W Kennedy 4/6
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In depth

Verdict

Dual point-to-point winner BALLINAHOW STAR made a promising start to her hurdles career when second at Exeter and went one better on this track earlier this month. The drop in distance is a slight worry for Jeremy Scott's mare under a penalty but the heavy going will make this more a test of stamina than normal and she should be good enough to defy her penalty. She certainly looks a better bet than stablemate Brockwell Park while the well-bred Fair Bramble hasn't raced since finishing third in a bumper in May of last year. Shady Lane could prove the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Fair Bramble 6-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway over 4f out, effort over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Western Approaches (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) gd in May '11.

Oscar Jane (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened approaching last, 6th of 12, 12l behind Billy Dutton (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy.

Ballinahow Star (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Held up in rear, smooth headway on outside 3 out, went 2nd going well before 2 out, led last, shaken up and came clear flat, won at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft beating Floral Spinner (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

Brockwell Park 25-1 (10-10) Held up in touch in last pair, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Dancingtilmidnight (11-2) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Shady Lane 10-1 (10-5) Held up behind, never a factor, 4th of 11, 28l behind Minella Definitely (10-12) at Kempton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.

Southway Queen 66-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, mistake 4 out, never a factor, 12th of 18, well behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft.

Miss Marani (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Disputed lead to 1st, tracked winner, reminders after 3 out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Alder Mairi (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.