Middlemiss Embroidery Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 30.00s
- Off time: 13:55:49
|1st||1 Little Glenshee||1/5f|
|2nd||6 Painted Tail||60||6/1|
Little Glenshee (IRE) 7
|6||159 11-5||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||115||1/5f|
Detroit River 24
|4||152 10-12||Mrs Dianne Sayer||B Hughes||20/1|
High Fair 88
|6||152 10-12||Miss S E Forster||Gary Rutherford (5)||66/1|
Lady Gargoyle 13
|4||152 10-12||J S Goldie||Henry Brooke (3)||12/1|
Painted Tail (IRE) 13
|5||152 10-12||G A Swinbank||F Davis||6/1|
Retrace Your Steps 209
|5||152 10-12||J Walton||Miss C Walton (7)||100/1|
||5||1012||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol||91||NR|
LITTLE GLENSHEE's five-length second to She Ranks Me in a Listed hurdle at Haydock last week is in a different league to anything achieved by any of today's rivals. Providing she's fully recovered from recent exertions, Lucy Alexander's mount should win this in a hack canter. Lady Gargoyle could be the one for forecast-backers as she ran a little better than the final result suggests at Newcastle last time and appears to be improving with experience. Lady Of Verona was beaten in a three-runner race at Sedgefield last time but should be placed again here and Painted Tail could figure if her Carlisle run has blown away a few cobwebs.
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 15-8 (10-2) With winner, ridden before 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 3, 14l behind Hannah Jacques (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f cond mrs nov hdl (4yo+) (4) sft.
Little Glenshee (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led, driven and headed after last, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 5l behind She Ranks Me (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f mares Listed nov hdl (1) hvy.
Painted Tail (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Always behind, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 11, well behind Morning Royalty (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
High Fair 100-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along halfway, soon tailed off, last of 12, well behind Izzini (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct.
Lady Gargoyle 100-1 (10-0) Behind, some headway under pressure 3 out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 42l behind Lord Wishes (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Detroit River 66-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 4f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Carlton Jack (10-13) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Retrace Your Steps 9-1 (11-0) A bhnd; to 8; pu 2 out, in a race won by Mission Beach (12-0) at Hexham 2m 4f ptp gd in Jun, 11 ran.