• 14:00 Maryland Farm Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 50.20s
  • Off time: 14:00:31
14:00 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ellen Tilley 4/7
2nd Rith Bob (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-62112 Grey, Pink sleeves and cap Ellen Tilley 7
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-3 A King Wayne Hutchinson 119 4/71.57
2 2/1-34P Light Blue, Pink armlets and cap Blazing Diva (IRE) 79
Beaten Favourite
6 10-10 C J Mann N D Fehily 110 10/111.00
3 6444-5 Black, Red disc, Black sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Bright Quest 309
7 10-10 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (7) 28/129.00
4 10/6 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Duly Noted (IRE) 53
8 10-10 t C J Mann Paul Moloney 33/134.00
5 Dark Blue, Yellow braces, striped sleeves and stars on cap Far From Blonde (IRE)
5 10-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 10/111.00
6 PP1-57 Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Marias Rock 50
7 10-10 J Scott W T Kennedy 100/1101.00
7 452-55 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Rith Bob (IRE) 78
6 10-10 D W P Arbuthnot Timmy Murphy 4/15.00


ELLEN TILLY is penalised but that might not stop this progressive mare from winning again at the main expense of Rith Bob. Alan King's course and distance winner comes here on the back of a good second to Argento Luna at Doncaster. She was outpointed late on there by the winner's better turn of foot but she is a real battler and is sure to appreciate the return to this trip. The ground is no problem and she rates as a confident selection. Blazing Diva was pulled up when last seen in December. She was well-fancied for that Bangor race but tackling fences for the first time she made some bad mistakes and was soon beaten. Back over hurdles she is to be respected but she has plenty to find on the form book and strikes as one who may appreciate better ground. Rith Bob is unexposed as she has only had the one hurdles start. She was far from disgraced at Exeter and this daughter of Bob Back is from a good family and is one who will surely improve when continually stepped up in trip. Far From Blonder is a newcomer from powerful connections and as a result is likely to be prominent in the betting. Like the majority in the yard she is related to several winners and cost ¿25,000 as a four-year-old. The others look up against it and so it is Ellen Tilly who can get back to winning ways.