Tandridge Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 21.50s
- Off time: 14:40:35
|1st||3 Jean Fleming||11/4|
|2nd||5 Shine In Time||6||33/1|
|3rd||1 Grace And Fortune||2½||8/11f|
Grace And Fortune 44
|6||154 11-0||R Rowe||J E Moore||115||8/11f|
Hernello (IRE) 6
|5||154 11-0||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||7/1|
Jean Fleming (IRE) 121
|6||154 11-0||Jamie Snowden||T J O'Brien||11/4|
|7||154 11-0||Mrs L C Jewell||L P Aspell||50/1|
Shine In Time (IRE) 87
|5||154 11-0||Mrs L J Mongan||Tom Cannon (3)||33/1|
Strange Bird (IRE) 202
|8||154 11-0||R Rowe||A Glassonbury||25/1|
Hannah's Silk (IRE) 20
|4||144 10-4||J W Mullins||A Thornton (ex2)||25/1|
|4||144 10-4||M Madgwick||M Goldstein||66/1|
Jean Fleming won a mares' maiden on her debut between the flags at Glenbane in October but the form hasn't really worked out and the one to beat in this is GRACE AND FORTUNE. Richard Rowe's charge has only been beaten a head in her last two starts here and at Plumpton and deserves to get her head in front for a change. It's difficult to make a case for any of the remainder including newcomers Redinga and Supersticion.
Jean Fleming (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) Alw pr, cl up 3out, chall 2out, better jump last, row, won at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Really Smart (10-11) by 3l, 11 ran.
Shine In Time (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 44l behind Free Thinking (10-7) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Dec.
Grace And Fortune 8-1 (11-4) Shared lead with winner until 4th, remained in 2nd, ridden before 2 out, stayed on to press winner last, driven to narrow lead flat, headed final strides, 2nd of 4, hd behind Too Generous (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Strange Bird (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Led 1st, clear with 2nd from 3rd, raced wide, clear halfway, very wide bend after 6th, hung badly left bend going out final circuit, soon eased and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tepalo (11-12) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl sft in Aug, 11 ran.
Hernello (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Led, headed 4th, jumped left next, soon led again, carried out by loose horse just before 6th, in a race won by Miss Ballantyne (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft, 13 ran.
Supersticion 66-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 7f out, lost place over 4f out, last of 14, 29l behind Sommersturm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol (flat).
Redinga Karinga Bay mare out of Medway Queen.
Hannah's Silk (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 7f out, weakened 4f out, 8th of 11, well behind Molly's A Diva (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (6) gs.