Grand National 6 Places At BetVictor.com Fillies' Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
Count Danilo (2.20P), Arab Spring (2.30K), Adiynara (3.30K) & Minstrels Gallery (3.00K) all to win 20/1
- Winning time: 2m 32.44s
- Off time: 15:33:09
|1st||3 Dazzling Valentine||11/2|
|2nd||2 Kenny's Girl||3¾||5/2|
Adiynara (IRE) 25
|6||133 9-7 p||N P Mulholland||L P Keniry||70||11/10f|
Kenny's Girl (IRE) 185
|4||124 8-12||W R Muir||Martin Dwyer||63||5/2|
Dazzling Valentine 34
|6||121 8-9 v||A Bailey||Natasha Eaton (5)||58||11/2|
Lily Edge 4
|5||119 8-7 v||J J Bridger||Cam Hardie (7)||52||10/1|
Pembroke Pride 12
|4||117 8-5||P Hide||Jack Garritty (7)||50||10/1|
||7||89||K A Morgan||Cam Hardie||58||NR|
||6||87||J E Long||Natalia Gemelova||54||NR|
ADIYNARA returned to winning ways over 1m3f here last time and this extra distance is no problem. With most of the opposition struggling at present, she can go in again. Dazzling Valentine and Isdaal have both slipped down the handicap recently and have won off higher marks in the past. Princess Willow went close in a lower grade race over track in trip in December but has finished nearer last in a couple of subsequent starts, so Lily Edge looks the biggest threat on last week's third to King Olav at this track.
Isdaal 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Newtown Cross (8-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Princess Willow 20-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, effort on outside over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 19l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Dazzling Valentine 10-1 (9-2) Steadied start held up in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Standing Strong (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Kenny's Girl (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Gabrial's King (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Lily Edge 33-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader 1f, prominent, ridden over 3f out, stayed on under pressure until one pace and no impression final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind King Olav (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pembroke Pride 50-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered inside final 2f, plugged on, 5th of 12, 8l behind I'm Harry (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Adiynara (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, led 2f out, edged right over 1f out, gamely just held on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Ssafa (9-10) by nk, 6 ran.