Higos Insurance Services Somerton Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 54.20s
- Off time: 14:01:07
|1st||5 Oscar Amy||Evsf|
|2nd||2 Grand Exit||1½||7/4|
Call Me April 180
|5||150 10-10||Karen George||Hadden Frost||7/1|
Grand Exit 47
|7||150 10-10 t1||D Pipe||T Scudamore||7/4|
Ildiko (USA) 105
|6||150 10-10 vt||Dr J R J Naylor||W P Kavanagh (3)||200/1|
K Island (IRE) 63
|5||150 10-10||R J Price||D Bass||22/1|
Oscar Amy (IRE) 11
|6||150 10-10 t||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||Evsf|
Une Des Bieffes (FR) 43
|5||150 10-10 v1||M Scudamore||J Kington (3)||25/1|
OSCAR AMY obviously suffered no ill-effects for her fall here earlier in the month. The winning pointer was well-backed that day and can recoup losses as Grand Exit ran a shocker on her reappearance over a longer trip at Huntingdon having finished second on her belated hurdling debut at Market Rasen last summer. Call Me April was placed in a couple of bumpers around this time last year but has shown nothing on the Flat since while K Island has been well beaten in all races to date.
Oscar Amy (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, went 2nd after 5th until before 2 out, 3rd and beaten when fell at hurdle, in a race won by Alder Mairi (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy, 11 ran.
Grand Exit 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Glorious Twelfth (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
K Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Held up in rear of chasing group, outpaced halfway, stayed on to go modest 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 33l behind Top Gamble (10-6) at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Une Des Bieffes (FR) 10-1 (11-3) Raced wide chasing leaders, pushed along and weakened approaching final 5f, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Molly's A Diva (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Ildiko (USA) 200-1 (10-7) In touch, lost place before 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Young Victoria (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Call Me April 7-2 (10-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to press for 2nd, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Kaysersberg (11-8) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.