• 13:50 Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Surface: Turf


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 587-15 DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash Alder Mairi (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
6 11-5 J W Mullins A Thornton 110 1001
2 2-96 EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Bright Light 31
6 10-12 R T Phillips Wayne Hutchinson 1001
3 Red, Beige chevrons, hooped sleeves, Red cap Cairanne 28
5 10-12 T Keddy Jack Quinlan (3) 1001
4 492 White and Dark Green stripes, Yellow sleeves, White cap Definite Ruby (IRE) 33
5 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 1001
5 5224 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Enchanting Smile (FR) 1
6 10-12 t Mark Gillard T J Phelan 105 1001
6 70/F Maroon, beige sleeves, maroon spots Rachael's Ruby 28
6 10-12 p1 R A Teal Tom Cannon (3) 1001
7 60-43 Light blue, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap Shady Lane 47
6 10-12 A King R Thornton 1001
8 96-2440 Black and White diabolo, Emerald Green and Black diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black star Witchesintune 30
6 10-12 Mrs H R J Nelmes Paul Moloney 97 1001
9 7 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and star on Red cap Jaja De Jau 83
4 10-2 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 1001


A P McCoy gets the leg up on Definite Ruby for Nicky Henderson and she'll be a short price to get off the mark having only gone down by half-a-length at Doncaster last month. But, at the likely odds, we'll take a chance on SHADY LANE. Alan King's mare is definitely improving with experience and there was a lot to like about her latest third at Wincanton where she stayed on nicely in the closing stages. Alder Mairi will find this easier than the Listed race she contested last time while Enchanting Smile has finished second at Exeter and Ffos Las this season and can't be ignored.