totepool.com Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed) 2m 1f
- (3yo+, 2m 1f, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner £11,546 2nd £4,334 3rd £2,170 4th £1,082 5th £542
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 39.00s
- Off time: 14:21:14
|1st||7 Mischievous Milly||11/2|
|2nd||6 Ma Filleule||2¼||4/6f|
Call Me A Star 29
|5||156 11-2 h||A King||R Thornton||128||3/1|
Doyly Carte 25
|4||156 11-2||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||118||8/1|
Loyaute (FR) 37
|5||156 11-2||C J Down||J M Davies||50/1|
Ma Filleule (FR) 29
|4||156 11-2||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||132||4/6f|
Mischievous Milly (IRE) 20
|4||156 11-2||O Sherwood||A P McCoy||11/2|
Wishes And Stars (IRE) 24
|6||156 11-2||T Dennis||C O'Farrell||107||28/1|
||6||112||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green||125||NR|
||6||112||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||120||NR|
||3||103||Noel Quinlan||Non Runner||NR|
Call Me A Star and Eleven Fifty Nine are old rivals. The former invariably comes out on top when they meet but both have a bit to find if they are to overturn Newbury running with MA FILLEULE. Nicky Henderson's filly was only beaten a neck by She Ranks Me on that occasion and the winner has franked the form since. The latter is trained by Donald McCain, who saddles Doyly Carte here. She is worth a try in this grade after easy wins at Musselburgh and Catterick but was behind Eleven Fifty Nine and Call Me A Star in a Listed Aintree bumper in April. Mischievous Milly's Fakenham win was impressive and she shouldn't be ignored while Hidden Identity has some useful form in the book and is another to consider.
Eleven Fifty Nine 9-2 (11-0) Led, mistake 5th, joined 3 out, headed next, kept on same pace, no impression with leading pair when lost 3rd after last, 4th of 6, 11l behind She Ranks Me (11-0) at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft.
Hidden Identity (IRE) 4-9fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, challenged 2 out, kept on and every chance until ridden and well held final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Alder Mairi (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Scarlett Fever 8-1 (9-2) Started slowly, soon chasing leaders on outside, edged left over 7f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Tatting (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov (flat).
Mischievous Milly (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) In rear, headway before 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, eased run in, comfortably, won at Fakenham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft beating Cevaro (10-3) by 21l, 9 ran.
Ma Filleule (FR) 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, challenged 3 out, led next, ridden after last, soon hard pressed, kept on, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind She Ranks Me (11-0) at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft.
Doyly Carte 4-11fav (11-3) Took keen hold in touch, switched right and headway 4 out, led next, ridden clear approaching last, eased near finish, won at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs beating Detour Ahead (10-10) by 5l, 11 ran.
Call Me A Star 11-10fav (11-0) Raced keenly, held up in last pair, disputed 3rd approaching 4th, effort after 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, stayed on to take 3rd after last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 7l behind She Ranks Me (11-0) at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft.
Loyaute (FR) 14-1 (10-7) Led, clear when jumped right and hit 2nd, wandered into 4th and when hitting 5th, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened flat, 5th of 6, 15l behind Close Touch (11-5) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Wishes And Stars (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, steady headway 6th, went 3rd from 3 out, one pace and no chance with leading pair from next, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Ballinahow Star (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft.