16:50 Cheltenham

Thursday 12 March 2020

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

Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Dawn Run)

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

Weighed In

Off time: 16:51  |   Winning time: 4m 9.02s

1st
6
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D A Jacob
Held up in mid-division, headway home bend, led before last, drew clear flat, impressive
2nd
12
7
511-2
9/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R M Power
Held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway 2 out, soon switched right, upsides winner off home bend, 2 1/2 lengths down when mistake last, well held flat op 17/2 tchd 10/1 in a place
3rd
2 ¾
13
100/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson
Towards rear, pushed along after 4th, ridden after 3 out, headway approaching last, stayed on well flat, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner
4th
2
19
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Held up towards rear, headway on outside after 2 out, switched right before last and unable to quicken, kept on flat op 25/1
5th
nk
5
4/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led until just after 2nd, prominent, led before last, soon headed, no extra towards finish tchd 9/2 in places
6th
nse
18
25/1
T: H FryJ: J J Burke
Mid-division, headway on outside 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on same pace
7th
1 ¼
2
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division on outside, outpaced after 3 out, towards rear 2 out, rallied last, edged left and kept on flat op 25/1
8th
1
17
50/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before last, no impression
9th
3 ¼
3
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders on inside, not much room and lost place after 2 out, well beaten after tchd 10/1 in a place
10th
12
12
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last tchd 28/1
11th
2 ½
11
100/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, some headway home bend, no impression, weakened op 80/1
12th
hd
8
100/1
T: C BoweJ: Mr B O'Neill
Chasing leaders 2nd, weakened from 2 out
13th
nse
16
66/1
T: Miss Kelly MorganJ: Adam Wedge
Chasing leaders when not fluent 2nd, led home bend, headed before last, weakened
14th
1 ¾
1
11/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, pushed along briefly after 3 out, headway home bend, hanging left and beaten when mistake last, weakened flat tchd 12/1,14/1 in a place
15th
nk
10
50/1
T: A RalphJ: L Treadwell
Towards rear, not fluent and struggling 5th, well beaten before 2 out
16th
hd
15
50/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last op 100/1
17th
1 ½
14
100/1
T: T GibneyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Prominent, losing place gradually from 4th, well beaten after 3 out
18th
8 ½
4
11/4f
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Prominent, took keen hold, led just after 2nd, headed home bend, soon weakened, eased op 3/1 tchd 10/3 in places
19th
2
9
40/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: B J Geraghty
In rear, not fluent 1st, slow 3rd, well beaten after 3 out op 50/1
20th
1
20
80/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened op 100/1

Also Ran

PU
21
100/1
T: J C McConnellJ: D J McInerney
Prominent, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 2 out, soon behind, pulled up before last
PU
22
150/1
T: Richard SpencerJ: Thomas Bellamy
Always in rear, well behind 2 out, pulled up before last

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Betting

Forecast

Minella Melody (11/4), Colreevy (4/1), Concertista (9/2), Floressa (8/1), Dolcita (9/1), Ard Abhainn (11/1), Yukon Lil (20/1), Emmas Joy (20/1), Whitehotchillifili (25/1), Mount Ida (25/1), Full Of Surprises (40/1), Vienna Court (50/1), Getaway Totherock (50/1), Rosie And Millie (50/1), Timetochill (66/1), Midnights' Gift (80/1), Rayna's World (100/1), La Feline (100/1), Fort Worth Texas (100/1), Rhythm Divine (100/1), Anna Bunina (100/1), Red Archangel (150/1)

Verdict
Trainer Willie Mullins has taken all four renewals of this event gaining a 1-2 last year at 50-1 and 66-1 and he fields four in an effort to retain his crown with second last year Concertista bidding to go one better with Dolcita looking the pick of his quartet. Bar the Mullins quartet Ireland have a strong team with Minella Melody holding a good few of her compatriots on various lines of form and she has a leading chance but it’s the Gordon Elliott-trained ARD ABHAINN who may well be the value in the race from an each-way perspective against the likely market leader.
  1. Ard Abhainn
  2. Minella Melody
  3. Dolcita

Previous Winners

2019
Eglantine Du Seuil
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-2  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: N D Fehily
  |  
T: W P Mullins
50/1
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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