British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 37.50s
- Off time: 13:03:06
|2nd||4 Glorious Twelfth||2¼||11/10f|
Carole's Destiny 25
|5||156 11-2||R Walford||D A Jacob||3/1|
|5||156 11-2||H Fry||N Fehily||9/4|
Brockwell Park 179
|5||150 10-10||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||25/1|
Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 225
|5||150 10-10||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||11/10f|
Indian Citizen (IRE) 23
|5||150 10-10||A J Whiting||M G Nolan (5)||150/1|
Massannie (IRE) 10
|4||150 10-10||J G Portman||Jeremiah McGrath (5)||25/1|
Kentford Grey Lady
||5||10-10||Miss E C Lavelle||Jack Doyle||15/8|
It took GLORIOUS TWELFTH four attempts to open her account in bumpers but she shouldn't have to wait as long for a first success over hurdles and Nicky Henderson's mare gets the vote here receiving 6lb from Ludlow scorer Dancingtilmidnight. The latter is preferred to Carole's Destiny, who returned to injury to score at Fontwell but has more on her plate now. Massannie won a Ffos Las bumper on her racecourse debut in January and faced some stiff tasks after. She makes more appeal than points winner Brockwell Park in this.
Dancingtilmidnight 6-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along approaching 8th, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, edged right flat, held on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Bonne Fee (10-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Raced on outside, led after 1f, headed 14f out, lost prominent place over 7f out, closed 4f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr beating Tickity Bleue (11-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Carole's Destiny 3-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, closed after 8th, not fluent 3 out, soon led, edged right flat, driven out, won at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft beating Ruby Glow (10-10) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Indian Citizen (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened after 4th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 10th of 11, 45l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Brockwell Park 6-4 (11-0) won at Upcott Cross 3m ptp gd in Jun beating Buzz Me In (12-0) by 6l, 13 ran.
Massannie (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Took keen hold early, led, headed 11f out, led again 4f out, headed 2f out, no impression on winner over 1f out, lost 2nd final 100 yards, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Agent Fedora (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft.