• 13:50 Mares' Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 17.50s
  • Off time: 13:50:20
13:50 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highland Retreat 5/1
2nd Carole's Spirit 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 123-111 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Carole's Spirit 28
6 11-5 R Walford L P Aspell 137 3/14.00
2 2313-11 Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Highland Retreat 54
Distance Winner
7 11-5 H Fry N D Fehily 133 5/16.00
3 59-0413 Pink, light blue diamond and sleeves Tweedledrum 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-5 p T Symonds Benjamin Poste 125 50/151.00
4 21-4254 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-5 N J Henderson David Bass 140 5/16.00
5 1P-U511 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 22
Distance Winner
6 11-0 H D Daly R Johnson 145 11/82.38
6 2160-24 Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Prima Porta 7
8 11-0 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 136 12/113.00


Utopie Des Bordes finished a long way behind MICKIE at Kempton over Christmas. She's only a couple of pounds better off here and will struggle to turn the tables on Henry Daly's mare, who is a thorough stayer and should handle conditions. The selection did finish behind Highland Retreat, as did Utopie Des Bordes, over 2m6f at Wincanton in November but is 9lb better off now and can complete the hat-trick. Carole's Spirit is still improving judged on her latest victory in a Listed hurdle at Haydock. This will be her first try over 3m but she's tough and should stay. Tweedledrum had no chance in the Long Walk Hurdle last time and faces a stiff task in the weights again today while the trip may be a problem for Prima Porta, who has yet to recapture last season's form.