Sport : Horse Racing

Racecard

  • 12:30 FDB Shieldacre Ltd Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Weighed In - (Class 4), £3,900 added, 4yo+, 5 runners
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Heavy Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.80s
  • Off time: 12:30:40
Pos Horse Odds
1st Ballinahow Star (IRE) 1/4
2nd Brockwell Park 12/1
No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Jockey Trainer OR SP
1 U12-121 Dark green, white hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Ballinahow Star (IRE) 20 Course Winner 6 11-3 Nick Scholfield J Scott 120 1/4
2 U3-215 Light Green and Mauve diamonds, Light Green sleeves and cap Brockwell Park 26 5 10-10 Matt Griffiths (3) J Scott 12/1
4 P5 Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Miss Marani (IRE) 29 5 10-10 bt Brendan Powell (3) C L Tizzard 16/1
6 60-4 Light blue, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap Shady Lane 30 5 10-10 W Hutchinson A King 5/1
7 2PP32/0 White, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Southway Queen 12 8 10-10 M G Nolan (5) Mrs S Gardner 33/1
Non runners
33-Fair Bramble610-10O SherwoodS P Jones
546Oscar Jane (IRE)510-10K BishopL Heard

Verdict

Dual point-to-point winner BALLINAHOW STAR made a promising start to her hurdles career when second at Exeter and went one better on this track earlier this month. The drop in distance is a slight worry for Jeremy Scott's mare under a penalty but the heavy going will make this more a test of stamina than normal and she should be good enough to defy her penalty. She certainly looks a better bet than stablemate Brockwell Park while the well-bred Fair Bramble hasn't raced since finishing third in a bumper in May of last year. Shady Lane could prove the pick of the remainder.

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