20:25 Aintree Fri 15 June 2018
- Betfred 'Don't Pay The Penalty' Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 3m 149y, Good (Good to Firm in places, watering)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Won her first two starts over hurdles (novices) in October 2017, and has rather paid the price in terms of her future in handicaps; solid in the main with no trip or ground issues, but a bit below-par at Uttoxeter latest.
Hit with a 4lb rise following another creditable effort at Ffos Las last month when beaten just 1L by Litterale C; versatile in terms of underfoot conditions (good and soft); every chance.
Not won since July 2016, but still sits 5lb above her last winning mark. Still a maiden over fences after three attempts, so it's back to the smaller obstacles now on her first outing for eight months.
Continues to look progressive now back up in trip, and whilst flattered by the winning margin at Hexham in May (main rival sprawled at the last) she had the measure; solid second off this mark at Cartmel latest (2m6f).
Mare who has won both of her starts this calendar year (2m5f, Ayr & 3m1f+, Cartmel). Up 9lb for that latest 5L success but clearly progressive and holds realistic prospects in what isn't an overly strong race by Aintree standards.
Five-race hurdles maiden who finished 3L third to Our Morris at Perth last month (3m good), but since given a rather harsh 2lb rise. Unexposed and did win a soft ground bumper in 2017; eye-catching jockey booking.
Last Year's Winner
|Land Of Vic||9||11-11||11/4|
|T: P BowenJ: Sean Bowen|
Sauvignon (2/1), Skewiff (9/4), Final Reminder (3/1), Drinks Interval (4/1), Katy Royal (6/1), Cockley Beck (6/1), Kayla (8/1), Ten Trees (12/1)
- Final Reminder
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