Doncaster

  • 13:20 32Red Casino Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.30s
  • Off time: 13:20:41
13:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 4/11
2nd Call Me A Star 4/1
3rd September Blaze 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-134 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Call Me A Star 36
Distance Winner
6 11-9 h A King R Thornton 127 4/15.00
2 600-0 Emerald Green and Orange (halved), striped sleeves and cap Arrowmint 62
7 11-3 N J Pomfret T E Whelan (5) 100/1101.00
3 Royal Blue, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Cracking Lass (IRE) 98
Course Winner
6 11-3 R A Fahey B Hughes 10/111.00
4 P7 Royal Blue, Orange Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Dubaianswer 25
5 11-3 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 66/167.00
5 5/2-7 Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Emily's Flyer (IRE) 20
6 11-3 F O'Brien T Molloy (3) 66/167.00
6 3P40-57 Emerald Green, Purple hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple spots, quartered cap Grethel (IRE) 163
9 11-3 A Berry B Harding 75 100/1101.00
7 0/57-7 Beige and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, Maroon cap, Beige star I'm So Special (IRE) 21
7 11-3 Noel T Chance R Johnson 66/167.00
8 38-59 White, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap September Blaze 47
6 11-3 P R Webber D Elsworth 66/167.00
9 F0-P Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Terre Du Vent (FR) 56
Beaten Favourite
7 11-3 t1 T R George P J Brennan 8/19.00
10 2F12-3F Light Blue, Dark Blue chevrons, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap, White spots Tinkwood (IRE) 30
6 11-3 t M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 33/134.00
11 532141 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 92
5 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 146 4/111.36

Verdict

Terre Du Vent twice won Listed races on the Flat in France and her first two runs over hurdles were in Grade 2 events. However, she was a huge disappointment when odds-on at Fakenham in December and has a bit to prove now. Cracking Lass was another decent sort on the level and won as recently as October while Call Me A Star was a useful sort in bumpers and has already won over timber at Uttoxeter - she has tackled Listed company since. But Alan King's mare has to give 6lb to UTOPIE DES BORDES who won four times over fences at Cagnes-sur-mer and Auteuil. She beat recent Newbury winner Fago in a Grade 1 in November and, clearly very talented, can get off the mark over the smaller obstacles here.