• 21:15 North West Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.30s
  • Off time: 21:15:45
21:15 Aintree Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Playhara (IRE) 9/2
2nd The Road Ahead 11/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 17/53-31 BLACK, WHITE hooped sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Midnight Minx 19
Distance Winner
7 11-12 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 114 11/26.50
2 569-111 Dark blue, yellow chevron, yellow and dark blue chevrons on sleeves Playhara (IRE) 15
5 11-7 M Todhunter G B Watters (5) 109 9/25.50
3 12464-1 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap The Road Ahead 28
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-2 p P Bowen Donal Devereux 104 11/82.38
4 4824-17 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Lady Fingers 21
Distance Winner
6 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 103 6/17.00
5 3213-3 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Nellie Forbush 15
4 10-11 p Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 103 16/117.00
6 4F/345-4 Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Sapphire Moon 41
7 10-10 p1 A King R Johnson 98 5/16.00


THE ROAD AHEAD won a similar contest over track and trip four weeks ago and can defy a 6lb higher mark getting 5lb from Playhara, who has got her act together but has been found wanting on two previous tries over this longer distance. Midnight Minx did well to beat favourite Dolores Delightful at Uttoxeter but wouldn't want the ground to get any faster. Lady Fingers is better than she showed at Towcester last time but Nellie Forbush looks to have a bit to find and the maiden Sapphire Moon also needs more.