• 16:40 Racing UK Mares' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.50s
  • Off time: 16:40:05
16:40 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Spirit (IRE) 9/2
2nd Emerald Rose 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 4-21215 Dark green, pink stars, pink cap Va'vite (IRE) 81
6 11-8 A Middleton Mark Marris (10) 126 10/111.00
4 P6-9221 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Coronea Lilly (IRE) 39
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-6 pt N P Mulholland A P McCoy 124 7/24.50
5 221114 Emerald green, dark blue diamond on body and cap, dark blue and emerald green diabolo on sleeves My Lucky Flame (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
6 11-3 S Curran M Hamill (10) 121 6/17.00
6 103311 Black and orange stripes, black sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Emily's Flyer (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-2 t F O'Brien P J Brennan 120 9/25.50
7 423123 Red, Dark Blue spots, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Emerald Rose 31
6 10-6 J S Smith Sam Twiston-Davies 110 7/24.50
8 553-562 Yellow, light blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, light blue cap Gulf Punch 78
Distance Winner
6 10-0 p D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 104 14/115.00
9 445-251 Red, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap Dark Spirit (IRE) 8 (ex7)
5 10-0 p Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 97 9/25.50
Non runners
141221P-Mickie511-12H D DalyR Johnson130
32/51021-Grassfinch711-6Mrs P RobesonJoshua Moore124


This is a very competitive mares' handicap for the time of year and a number arrive in form including bottom weight Dark Spirit, who carries a penalty for winning a seller at Chepstow. My Lucky Flame rattled up a hat-trick before finishing fourth at Worcester while Emily's Flyer won twice at Perth last month. Va Vite and Emerald Rose also know where the winning post is and the returning Mickie and Grassfinch both kept good company last season but CORONEA LILLY has really come into her own over 3m and certainly wasn't winning out of turn last time. This is tougher off a 9lb higher mark but McCoy will bring out the best in Neil Mulholland's charge and she can follow up.