16:50 Cheltenham

Thursday 14 March 2019

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

Class 1  |   2m 179y  |   Good to Soft (soft in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:51  |   Winning time: 4m 2.74s

1st
16
50/1
T: W P MullinsJ: N D Fehily
Held up in rear, headway approaching last, stayed on well flat, went 2nd 75 yards out, led post op 66/1
2nd
sh
13
66/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, headway on outside approaching 2 out, not much room and switched left before last, led, went left and not fluent last, stayed on, headed post
3rd
1 ¾
9
40/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leaders, going strongly and challenged before 2 out, ridden when not much room before last, switched right and unable to quicken, rallied flat, stayed on, went 3rd last stride op 50/1
4th
hd
11
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Chased leaders, challenging when bumped before last, hung right flat, lost 2nd 75 yards out, no extra, lost 3rd last stride op 33/1 tchd 40/1
5th
3 ¼
21
33/1
T: P R WebberJ: G Sheehan
Tracked leaders, not fluent and lost place 2nd, reminder after 5th, effort before 2 out, unable to quicken before last, stayed on same pace flat
6th
hd
17
511-2
50/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Prominent, every chance 2 out, ridden approaching last, stayed on same pace flat tchd 66/1
7th
3
8
100/1
T: A CouetilJ: A Poirier
Held up in mid-division, headway on outside before 3rd, led approaching 2 out, headed before last, no impression flat
8th
1
1
3/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Prominent, ridden last bend, soon hung left and beaten, mistake last, stayed on same pace op 9/2
9th
nk
20
15/8f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, headway when mistake 4th, chasing leaders 2 out, ridden and switched right before last, no impression, stayed on one pace op 13/8 tchd 2/1
10th
hd
2
10/1
T: Stuart EdmundsJ: C Gethings
Held up, struggling in rear 3 out, hung left and stayed on flat, no impression tchd 9/1 and tchd 11/1
11th
¾
12
66/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Mid-division, hampered and lost place after 2nd, headway after 2 out, chasing leaders last bend, not fluent last, weakened final 50 yards op 100/1
12th
hd
6
100/1
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 3 out, headway on outside when mistake 2 out, no impression before last
13th
sh
22
13/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Held up towards rear on inside, switched right and some headway approaching last, no impression but did edge left and keep on flat op 10/1
14th
10
18
20/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Held up in mid-division, headway after 5th, chasing leaders 2 out, soon beaten tchd 25/1
15th
1 ½
7
20/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, ridden after 2 out, no impression, jumped left last, weakened flat op 12/1
16th
2 ¼
15
100/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Mid-division, not fluent 5th, weakened after 3 out
17th
2 ½
10
40/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D A Jacob
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, soon weakened op 66/1
18th
10
5
100/1
T: P A FahyJ: J S McGarvey
Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, ridden when not much room and stumbled after 3 out, weakened after next
19th
12
4
611-7
11/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, every chance 2 out, weakened before last op 10/1 tchd 9/1

Also Ran

PU
3
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Held up towards rear, well beaten off last bend, pulled up before last tchd 25/1
PU
14
100/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: T Scudamore
Held up, mid-division when not fluent 3 out, lost place before 2 out, well behind when pulled up before last op 200/1
PU
19
25/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Led, not fluent 4th or 5th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

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Betting

Forecast

Epatante (15/8), Posh Trish (3/1), My Sister Sarah (13/2), Queenohearts (10/1), Sinoria (11/1), Elusive Belle (20/1), Lust For Glory (20/1), Sancta Simona (20/1), Black Tears (25/1), Emily Moon (25/1), Indefatigable (33/1), Tintangle (40/1), Allez Dance (40/1), Eglantine Du Seuil (50/1), Elfile (50/1), Concertista (66/1), Buildmeupbuttercup (66/1), Presidente Line (100/1), Court Maid (100/1), Diamond Gait (100/1), Awayinthewest (100/1), Dame du Soir (100/1)

Verdict
Willie Mullins has won the first three renewals of this and he fires a whopping seven at the target, with a hatful of chances amongst them. Sancta Simona has promising form in the book while Buildmeupbuttercup and Eglantine Du Seuil are very likely improvers. My Sister Sarah gets Ruby Walsh's services and she's progressing nicely, so it is noteworthy the stable jockey selects her. Both Posh Trish and Sinoria have impressed with their form but the potential of EPATANTE is unknown. She has won both starts since coming from France without breaking sweat and is part of a strong Nicky Henderson assault on this. She could be very, very good.
  1. Epatante
  2. My Sister Sarah
  3. Sinoria

Previous Winners

2018
Laurina
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: P Townend
  |  
T: W P Mullins
4/7
Prize Money
1st:
£50,643.00
2nd:
£19,080.00
3rd:
£9,549.00
4th:
£4,770.00
5th:
£2,394.00
6th:
£1,197.00
7th:
£594.00
8th:
£306.00

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