• 16:40 At The Races Virgin 534 Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.50s
  • Off time: 16:40:50
16:40 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Lira 4/1
2nd Southway Queen 10/1
3rd Old Dreams (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 215251 Black and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Romney Marsh 50
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-10 R Curtis Mr F Tett (7) 100 16/117.00
3 3132P0 Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Old Dreams (IRE) 17
7 11-10 t1 N J Gifford A P McCoy 100 6/17.00
4 F1-3PPP Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Egretta Island (IRE) 26
7 11-10 W Greatrex J M Maguire 100 8/19.00
5 33-6444 BLACK, BEIGE stars and sleeves, BEIGE cap, BLACK star Lady From Geneva 18
6 11-8 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 98 9/25.50
6 878734 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Marie Deja La (FR) 41
7 11-3 b C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 93 12/113.00
7 1P2-2PP Red, Dark Blue star and armlets, Yellow cap Brunette'sonly (IRE) 50
Course Winner
8 11-0 J W Mullins A Thornton 90 16/117.00
8 P-45363 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Midnight Lira 49
6 11-0 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (3) 90 4/15.00
9 P5P9-PP Orange, Black hoop, armlets and star on cap Jordan 18
Course Winner
10 10-12 P Hide L P Aspell 88 66/167.00
10 59-514P Pink, Royal Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, quartered cap Petrarchick (USA) 47
6 10-3 t Miss E Baker James Banks (7) 79 16/117.00
11 PP32/04 White, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Southway Queen 61
9 10-3 t Mrs S Gardner P E Corbett (7) 79 10/111.00
12 4-32353 Dark Blue, White braces, White cap, Dark Blue star Little Roxy (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-0 Miss A M Newton-Smith Adam Wedge (3) 76 6/17.00
13 504/F-P4 BLACK, GREY diamond, armlets and diamond on cap The Saucy Snipe 70
7 10-0 D O'Brien Thomas Garner (7) 68 20/121.00
Non runners
1846513Midnight Belle611-12T SymondsBenjamin Poste102


Romney Marsh knows where the winning post is here, as she proved over course and distance last month. Roger Curtis' mare is unlikely to be far away again while Midnight Belle won at Ludlow before finishing third at Taunton and can't be ignored under a decent 7lb claimer. Old Dreams would also have a chance on her best form while a case could be made for Lady From Geneva and Marie Deja La but Egretta Island appears to have lost her way. MIDNIGHT LIRA is still a maiden but she was beaten less than five lengths by the in-form Jupiter Rex at Taunton last time and a repeat of that run would put her back in the firing-line here. Little Roxy often makes the frame but usually at a lower level than this.