• 16:30 Executive Hire News Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.14s
  • Off time: 16:31:12
16:30 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Polly Peachum (IRE) 3/1
2nd Woodland Walk 10/1
3rd Iron Butterfly 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-0120 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Weather Babe 62
6 11-12 D Pipe C O'Farrell 120 8/19.00
2 10041-5 Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap Polly Peachum (IRE) 89
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-9 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 117 3/14.00
3 40P615 Black, pink seams, diamonds on sleeves and cap A Shade Of Bay 26
6 11-7 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 115 33/134.00
4 2/1114-P Emerald Green and Purple (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Dancingtilmidnight 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 t H Fry N D Fehily 114 4/15.00
5 227-145 White, dark blue seams, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue quartered cap Woodland Walk 32
Distance Winner
6 11-6 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 114 10/111.00
6 590411 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Barton Rose 16
Distance Winner
5 11-5 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne 113 6/17.00
7 441-561 Red, White triple diamond, White and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Iron Butterfly 80
5 11-4 h J M P Eustace Jack Quinlan (3) 112 12/113.00
8 270-45P Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Lady Kathleen 82
Distance Winner
7 11-3 P R Webber D F O'Regan 111 9/110.00
9 40-208 Maroon, Black hoop, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Dreams And Songs 104
6 10-11 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 105 16/117.00
11 683522 Royal Blue, Red and Royal Blue striped cap Queen Spud 70
Beaten Favourite
5 10-0 p H D Daly A Tinkler 94 10/111.00
Non runners
104/3-902Miss Lucky Penny810-6Ian WilliamsRob McCarth100


This looks a great deal more competitive than the races Barton Rose has won at Plumpton and Southwell lately. Iron Butterfly beat Queen Spud at Doncaster last time but there shouldn't be much between the pair on today's revised terms. Miss Lucky Penny's recent second here puts her in the picture and Weather Babe is no forlorn hope, despite top weight, while Polly Peachum won a Listed handicap at Ascot just under a year ago and will be helped by Nico De Boinville's claim. DANCINGTILMIDNIGHT was a well-backed favourite on her reappearance over 3m at Ludlow but weakened quickly and was pulled up. She is a lot better that that and is worth another chance in an open race in which Woodland Walk is also worth a second look.