• 17:30 John Smith's Mares' Standard Open Nh Flat Race 2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft in places on National course.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.50s
  • Off time: 17:31:36
17:30 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Candy Creek (IRE) 9/2
2nd Liss Na Tintri (IRE) 7/1
3rd Morning Supreme (IRE) 10/3


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 22110 Brown, Red sash, Red cap Diklers Oscar (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-7 K G Reveley J Reveley 33/134.00
2 11 Dark Green, Mauve epaulets and armlets, Mauve cap, Dark Green star Megasue 181
5 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 7/18.00
3 14 Dark Green and Beige chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Beige cap, Dark Green star Candy Creek (IRE) 110
5 11-4 J E Kiely R Walsh 9/25.50
4 6-1 Yellow, Light Blue spots on sleeves Jubilee Queen (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
6 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 28/129.00
5 125 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Yellow cap Kerada (FR) 27
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 14/115.00
6 1-2 Purple, Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Lady Bluesky 30
6 11-4 A C Whillans E Whillans (5) 33/134.00
7 21 blue, white spots, white cap Liss Na Tintri (IRE) 20
5 11-4 J E Kiely D N Russell 7/18.00
8 1 Black and Orange (quartered), checked sleeves, Orange cap Miss Overdrive 19
5 11-4 A King Gerard Tumelty (3) 33/134.00
9 15 Purple, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap Morning Supreme (IRE) 23
6 11-4 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 10/34.33
10 73 ORANGE and YELLOW diamonds, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, ORANGE diamond Miss Nightshade 26
5 11-0 W S Kittow P J Brennan 66/167.00
11 3-3 Red, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Miss Vertical 108
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 50/151.00
12 5-33 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Polly Potter 27
6 11-0 A King R Thornton 9/110.00
13 210 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Basford Lass 27
Distance Winner
4 10-12 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 100/1101.00
14 1 Dark blue and red quartered, hooped sleeves and cap Chilli Rose 19
4 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 12/113.00
15 12 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Eastern Paramour (IRE) 44
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 C J Mann N D Fehily 25/126.00
16 2 Purple and White stripes, Black velvet cap, Gold tassel Hopeand 23
Beaten Favourite
4 10-8 N J Henderson A P McCoy 20/121.00
17 042 Royal Blue, White diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamonds Lilla Sophia 14
4 10-8 C W Thornton Paul Benson (5) 100/1101.00
18 3 Yellow, Maroon braces Naughty Naughty 19
4 10-8 B G Powell K Renwick 33/134.00
19 2 White, Orange sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap Seraglio (IRE) 19
4 10-8 J Jay T Siddall 50/151.00
20 3 Yellow, Black hoop, Black and Yellow diabolo on sleeves Whirlijig (IRE) 30
4 10-8 G A Swinbank B Hughes 50/151.00


It is probably significant that bumper king Willie Mullins sends just one over for this mares' contest, and we should take the hint with MORNING SUPREME, while Megasue, Kerada, Polly Potter and Candy Creek look short list material. Mullins saddled nine in Cheltenham's Champion Bumper and Morning Supreme finished second of the yard's runners, fifth in the race itself albeit 14 lengths adrift of Quel Esprit. She raced very freely that day and would need to settle better here, but her debut win was a real eye catcher and it is hard to believe that she gave her true running at the Festival. We are prepared to give her another chance. Megasue has managed to achieve what few do, and that is to defy a penalty for winning on debut by following up at Fontwell in October. Both victories were on good ground, she clearly goes well fresh, and Gary Moore might have unearthed a very talented mare. Kerada represents Nicky Henderson and looks the pick of his pair of runners, although she was a shade disappointing at Sandown last time when finishing more than three lengths adrift of third-placed Polly Potter and there is no obvious reason why those placings should be reversed today. Candy Creek should not be far away from the selection on a line through Dunguib, though she has to prove she goes on anything but heavy ground, while Dikler's Oscar was found out last time and Jubilee Queen would have to improve plenty for her debut success to take this. Morning Supreme looks the pick.