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14:00 Cheltenham

Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £11,888
  • 2nd: £4,452
  • 3rd: £2,224
  • 4th: £1,110
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.50s
  • Off Time: 14:01:07
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Red, emerald green seams, emerald green sleeves, red armlets and star on emerald green cap
  • Form 41F154
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 122

held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, headway when slightly hampered just after 2 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on same pace flat

3
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap
33/1
  • Form 11
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 118

held up in touch in rear, headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, soon outpaced

5
Silk - Red, Grey cross belts and armlets
13/2
  • Form 80/2-11
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leader until ridden after 2 out, soon weakened

6
Silk - Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap
6/5
  • Form 211139
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 134

led, not fluent 3rd, ridden and headed last, not pace of winner

8
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap
7/4
  • Form 111141
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 138

tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, led last, shaken up flat, comfortably

2
NR
  • Form 1F20
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 112

Nonrunner

4
NR
  • Form 45823
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 110

Nonrunner

7
NR
  • Form 12
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 120

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

UNE ARTISTE, winner of the Fred Winter at The Festival, ticks all the right boxes and can continue on her upward curve as, being a four-year-old, she still receives weight from all of today's rivals despite the Grade 3 penalty. Swincombe Flame has had a good season and was far from disgraced behind Quevega here last month but she's better over further and may be due a rest. Dreambrook Lady could find this company a little hot but Prima Porta is a progressive mare judged on her victory at Sedgefield and could improve past Russie With Love and Fashionable Gal.

Formwatch

Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway 6th, chased leaders after 3 out, ridden and effort next, kept on under pressure flat, 4th of 14, 2l behind Laudatory (10-0) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Prima Porta 3-1fav (11-5) Led until approaching 2nd, chased leaders, challenged 2 out, led soon after, came clear flat, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Toto Corde Meo (10-7) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.

Russie With Love 7-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 5th, challenged after 7th, led after 3 out, clear when not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Queens Bay (10-12) by 10l, 8 ran.

Swincombe Flame 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 4th, ridden 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, no impression, 9th of 19, 6l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.

Une Artiste (FR) 40-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, went 4th 2 out, stayed on well approaching last, switched slightly right flat, soon led, ran on, won at Cheltenham 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Mar beating Edeymi (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 24 ran.

Fashionable Gal (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) In touch, lost place after 3 out, weakened before next, 10th of 14, 35l behind Laudatory (10-0) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Queen Of Mantua (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Held up mid-division on inner, headway before 4 out, chased leading pair before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Miss Tique (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Valmari (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Led, blundered 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before and mistake last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Miss Tique (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.