17:25 Aintree

Racing UK Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,500 added
  • Winner: £3,574
  • 2nd: £1,049
  • 3rd: £525
  • 4th: £262
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 48.40s
  • Off Time: 17:30:12
  • 8 Ran
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap
  • Form 65521-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-13
  • Official Rating 114

held up in rear, headway 2 out, went 2nd and stayed on flat, no impression on winner

Silk - Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, pink cap
  • Form 211222-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

prominent, ridden 4 out, lost place 2 out, weakened before last

Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue chevrons, Light Blue and Dark Blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 11223P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

in touch, closed before 2 out, soon went 2nd, not fluent last, no impression on winner, lost 2nd and stayed on same pace flat

Silk - Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap
  • Form 3312/12-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

held up on outside, lost touch before 6th, soon pulled up

Silk - Royal Blue, Red and Royal Blue striped cap

Queen Spud

10 p D
  • Form 1/1425-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 104

prominent, driven 3 out, lost place before next, weakened before last

Silk - Dark blue, yellow chevron, yellow and dark blue chevrons on sleeves

Playhara (IRE)

25 v CD
  • Form 5202P8-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 109

led, headed before 2 out, 4th and no extra last

Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green diamond

Ginger Fizz

38 ht
  • Form 06212/3-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 108

mid-division, headway before 6th, ridden 3 out, lost place when mistake next

Silk - Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star
  • Form 37875-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 104

held up in rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, headway 3 out, led before next, clear approaching last, easily

Previous results

In depth


Playhara gave weight and a beating to THE ROAD AHEAD here in June last year but has gone backwards since whereas the runner-up is going from strength-to-strength. Peter Bowen's mare is 23lb higher than when winning this 12 months ago but looked to have a bit in hand at Market Rasen last week and a hat-trick beckons. Indian Stream doesn't stand much racing but is useful on her day, though is 6lb higher than when only second at Perth last month. Queen Spud is penalised for her victory at Fakenham but she makes more appeal at the weights than Whatdoesthefoxsay. Dubh Eile could find this too tough but Ginger Fizz has run four times on the Flat this year and could go well back over timber.


The Road Ahead 3-1fav (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Atlantic Gold (11-4) by 1l, 8 ran.

Whatdoesthefoxsay (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Bon Chic (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.

Hannah Just Hannah 25-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, slight lead until headed on long run before 2 out, weakened quickly, tailed off in rear when went badly right last and pulled up, in a race won by Aigle De La See (11-6) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan, 10 ran.

Indian Stream 5-2fav (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway to lead before 2 out, headed run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind High Fair (9-12) at Perth 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.

Queen Spud 5-2fav (11-6) Made all, in command when hit inside rail on bend between last 2, clear when good jump last, kept on strongly, won at Fakenham 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd beating You've Been Mowed (10-13) by 4l, 8 ran.

Playhara (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 8th of 12, 40l behind Central Flame (11-7) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.

Ginger Fizz 9-4 (10-13) Tracked leaders, pressed leader 4 out, ridden next, every chance last, stayed on, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Dormouse (11-9) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May '14.

Dubh Eile (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led after 2 out, ridden and clear before last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr beating Handsome Horace (11-0) by 5l, 13 ran.