Season's Greetings From totepool Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed) 2m 1f

  • (3yo+, 2m 1f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £11,546 2nd £4,334 3rd £2,170 4th £1,082 5th £542
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.00s
  • Off time: 14:20:31

Full Result

14:20 Taunton
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 4 Down Ace (IRE) F O'Brien 6 11-2 D C Costello 7/2
SP 7/2 Chased leaders, went 3rd approaching and hit 2 out, led before last, ridden and narrow advantage when edged left briefly 100 yards out, driven to hold on
2nd nk 3 Blue Buttons (IRE) H Fry 5 11-2 t R Mahon 7/2
SP 7/2 Chased leader until 3 out, chased leading pair, went 2nd again before 2 out, ridden and upsides last, every chance under pressure flat, just held opened 9/2
3rd 11 1 As I Am (IRE) D E Cantillon 5 11-7 Conor Shoemark Evsf
SP Evsf Jumped left, kept slight advantage when joined after 3 out, hung right and headed before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, dropped to 3rd and blundered last, weakened flat
4th 5 7 Dolores Delightful (FR) Nick Williams 3 10-3 R Johnson 10/1
SP 10/1 Took keen hold, held up, headway to chase leaders 5th, went 2nd 3 out, joined leader and challenged soon after, lost 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 4th soon after opened 8/1
5th 5 Miner Distraction J Scott 5 11-2 Nick Scholfield 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up in rear, pushed along in 5th after 3 out, soon outpaced
6th 17 6 Neston Grace S Hodgson 5 11-2 h J M Davies 33/1
SP 33/1 Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along before 6th, weakened before next, tailed off
7th 19 2 Roja Dove (IRE) N B King 4 11-5 h T E Whelan 25/1
SP 25/1 Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off opened 20/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £4.10 Tote Place £2.10,£2.10 Straight Forecast £15.44 Exacta £15.40 Trifecta £22.90 Swingers 1&2:£1.10 2&3:£1.90 1&3:£1.30

Jackpot £26,990.28 carried forward to Lingfield Park, 31st Dec
Placepot £553.40, Pool: £100257.42, 132.25 winning tickets
Quadpot £36.10, Pool: £13489.03, 276.5 winning tickets


Fergal O'Brien: "She's a very tough mare. She surprised us when she won at Cheltenham first time out - that showed us what a good mare she is. She's got such a good attitude and takes her race very well. She's been a great flagship for the yard. We'll have a chat and see where we go with her now."

Dougie Costello: "Even though she wouldn't overly enjoy this ground, she is tough."