tracked leaders, led 3 out, kept on well, driven out
led, headed 3 out, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in
tracked leaders, ridden before last, chased winner run-in, no impression
in touch in 4th, outpaced before 3 out, weakened from 2 out
in rear and in touch, ridden 3 out, headway before 2 out, not fluent last, no extra
COPPER KAY looked certain to win at Warwick last time when going clear off the home turn but she was reeled in close home by Ellens Way. Over a shorter trip and on a quicker surface, Philip Hobbs’ mare should recoup losses here though is unlikely to be much of a price. Midnight Walk was last on her hurdling debut at Leicester but not entirely disgraced and Donald McCain’s winning pointer should be capable of better but the market is probably best watched with regard to the remaining trio.
Copper Kay 4-6fav (11-5) Close up on outer, challenged when not fluent 4 out and again next, led soon after, driven clear after 2 out, ridden and one pace flat, hard pressed final 110 yards, headed narrowly towards finish, 2nd of 18, hd behind Ellens Way (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f (4) sft in Dec.
Ballela Magic (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led to 2nd, lost place before 6th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, at Towcester 2m 3f (4) hvy in Feb.
Lady Beaufort 7-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 4th, closed next, weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, dist behind Lady Karina (11-0) at Hereford 2m 6f (4) hvy in Jan.
Midnight Walk (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led, not fluent 3 out, headed before next, weakened approaching last, last of 9, 22l behind Sister Sibyl (11-8) at Leicester 2m (3) sft in Jan.
Robin Deuz Pois (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, led to after 5th, in touch, lost place 7th, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, at Warwick 2m 5f (4) sft in Dec.