Warwick

  • 16:20 George Mernagh Memorial Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.90s
  • Off time: 16:21:15
16:20 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brave Alliance (IRE) 13/8
2nd Lulu's Gift (IRE) 16/1
3rd Miss Ballantyne 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 2 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Brave Alliance (IRE) 192
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 13/82.62
2 Light Green, Red sleeves, Light Green armlets, Yellow cap Crying Game (IRE)
6 10-12 Miss L V Davis Miss Rachel King (7) 100/1101.00
3 EMERALD GREEN and RED STRIPES, white cap Flame Of Dixie (IRE)
5 10-12 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 7/24.50
4 P2- Royal Blue, White cross belts, Yellow cap Gioiello 283
6 10-12 T Symonds T J Phelan (3) 16/117.00
5 0-44 Royal blue, red triple diamond, red and royal blue halved sleeves Lulu's Gift (IRE) 39
5 10-12 M Mullineaux Harry Haynes (3) 16/117.00
6 Grey, White epaulets Miss Ballantyne
4 10-12 N J Henderson J McGrath (7) 2/13.00
8 P-4 Light blue and white stripes, quartered cap Shantou Breeze (IRE) 14
4 10-12 M Madgwick M Goldstein (3) 22/123.00
9 90-8 Light blue, red ball, light blue sleeves, red spots, red spots on cap Top Rose 148
5 10-12 R Dickin C Poste 20/121.00
Non runners
74Never Be Cross410-12Mrs L WadhamRosie McKee
1033-Western Kate (IRE)410-12J L FlintMr T J Flint

Verdict

BRAVE ALLIANCE is the obvious one here even though the £82,000 foal, who is closely related to top-class chaser Voy Por Ustedes, failed to land the odds in a four-runner race at Towcester in April. Nicky Henderson also saddles the unraced Miss Ballantyne, while Lulu's Gift has hinted at ability. Never Be Cross can only improve on her fourth at Huntingdon but former pointers Gioiello and Western Kate may do better when tackling hurdles.