Cheltenham

  • 17:40 Endsleigh Insurance Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 1f

  • Winner £4,879 2nd £1,432 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.91s
  • Off time: 17:41:50
17:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Firebird (IRE) 10/1
2nd Florafern 11/2
3rd Carole's Destiny 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 18 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Who's Afraid 72
4 11-0 A King Gerard Tumelty 33/134.00
2 56 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap Ballyquin Queen (IRE) 33
5 10-13 P J Hobbs R Johnson 4/15.00
3 5-80 Dark Blue and Red (quartered), hooped sleeves and cap Call Me Friday 62
5 10-13 t1 Mat Salaman James Banks (7) 50/151.00
4 22 Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Florafern 48
6 10-13 O Sherwood Charlie Huxley (3) 11/26.50
5 White, red star, white and black halved sleeves, black cap, white star Fruit Yoghurt
5 10-13 Simon Earle A Thornton 33/134.00
6 31 Light blue, yellow hoops, halved sleeves, royal blue cap Legendary Hop 39
5 10-13 C C Bealby T Messenger 16/117.00
7 222 Light green, yellow seams, light green sleeves, check cap Maid Of Silk (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
5 10-13 N P Mulholland A P McCoy 8/19.00
8 Purple, White hoop, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Emerald Green cap Oak Apple (IRE)
5 10-13 P J Hobbs R Flint 28/129.00
9 Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots One More Cookie (IRE)
5 10-13 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 6/17.00
11 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Carole's Destiny
4 10-7 N J Henderson J McGrath (7) 7/24.50
12 8 Purple, Red epaulets and sleeves, White cap Double Silver 63
4 10-7 K G Reveley D A Jacob 40/141.00
13 Dark Green, Pink Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Flat Cap Thursday
4 10-7 M McGrath Timmy Murphy 33/134.00
14 RED, WHITE star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Golden Firebird (IRE)
4 10-7 A King R Thornton 10/111.00
15 07 Red, Royal blue armlets, quartered cap On The Raz 9
4 10-7 Mrs J G Retter Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00
16 86 Black, yellow cross belts, white sleeves, yellow cap Star Potential 16
4 10-7 Mrs S Gardner M J Quinlan (5) 100/1101.00
17 4 BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Timeforagin 19
4 10-7 B Eckley C O'Farrell (5) 66/167.00
18 236 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Young Mags (IRE) 48
4 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 20/121.00
Non runners
10Ruby Kew (IRE)610-13A KingWayne Hutchinson

Verdict

Carole's Destiny, a half-sister to useful jumpers Carole's Legacy and Mad Max, is probably the most interesting of the newcomers in this and would certainly be interesting if attracting market support. Choc Thornton has opted to ride the Old Vic filly Golden Firebird ahead of Ruby Kew and previous winner Who's Afraid and she's another debutante to consider along with expensive purchase One More Cookie. Florafern and AP McCoy's mount Maid Of Silk have shown ability, as has Young Mags, but there is probably more to come from BALLYQUIN QUEEN whose two runs so far have been in decent company. She's been far from disgraced in either and this easier grade could see her get her head in front.