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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 54.20s
  • Off time: 14:01:07
Full result
Result 14:00 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Oscar Amy Evsf
2nd 2 Grand Exit 7/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 23-
Maroon, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap, Light Blue star Call Me April 180
  • T:Karen George
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 23-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 Karen George Hadden Frost 7/1
2 29
Grey and White stripes, Red cap Grand Exit 47
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 29
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 7/4
3 P00
Yellow, black hoops, yellow sleeves, black stars, quartered cap Ildiko (USA) 105
  • T:Dr J R J Naylor
  • J:W P Kavanagh
  • Form: P00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10vt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 vt Dr J R J Naylor W P Kavanagh (3) 200/1
4 0-63
Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, White cap K Island (IRE) 63
  • T:R J Price
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 0-63
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 R J Price D Bass 22/1
5 7-P321F
Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Oscar Amy (IRE) 11
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 7-P321F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob Evsf
6 7-60
Light Blue, Pink stars Une Des Bieffes (FR) 43
  • T:M Scudamore
  • J:J Kington
  • Form: 7-60
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10v1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 v1 M Scudamore J Kington (3) 25/1

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.