Kempton Park

  • 16:00 E.B.F. SFS Intec Grade 316 Stainless Steel Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Finale 2m 5f

  • Winner £18,224 2nd £6,838 3rd £3,424 4th £1,706
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.77s
  • Off time: 16:00:29
16:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Polly Peachum (IRE) 25/1
2nd Call Me A Star 13/2
3rd Miss Ballantyne 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9-23212 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Unika La Reconce (FR) 54
Beaten Favourite
5 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 131 3/14.00
2 2-13421 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Call Me A Star 46
6 11-10 h A King Wayne Hutchinson 131 13/27.50
3 641221 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 5
Distance Winner
5 11-9 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 130 9/25.50
4 053141 Light Green, Brown cross belts Natural Spring 19
Distance Winner
8 11-7 Miss S Smith P J Brennan 128 14/115.00
5 34-F21 Grey, White epaulets Miss Ballantyne 54
Distance Winner
6 10-13 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 120 10/111.00
6 421-215 Grey, white epaulets and cap Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 69
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-13 N J Henderson A P McCoy 120 7/18.00
7 2-1211B Dark green, white hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Ballinahow Star (IRE) 14
7 10-13 J Scott Nick Scholfield 120 6/17.00
8 012/535 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Toubeera 49
Beaten Favourite
7 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 118 33/134.00
9 50-232P Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Yellow armlets, White cap, Royal Blue diamond Buxom (IRE) 108
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell (3) 114 10/111.00
10 151315 Dark green, pink stars, pink cap Va'vite (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 10-6 A Middleton James Banks (5) 113 50/151.00
11 2-11004 Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap Polly Peachum (IRE) 44
5 10-4 N J Henderson D Bass 108 25/126.00

Verdict

There a decent prize for this mares' handicap and it's persuaded Willie Mullins to send Unika La Reconce over from Muine Beag. She won at Thurles before her second at Clonmel. Call Me A Star's only poor run came on very heavy ground at Taunton and she is unlikely to be far away again while Nicky Henderson runs three. Polly Peachum races from out of the handicap while Glorious Twelfth has a lot to find to overturn Ludlow running in February with recent scorer Mickie. But MISS BALLANTYNE appears to have every chance against the latter on a line through Floral Spinner and should also get the better of Ballinahow Star. She gets the nod under Barry Geraghty with the experienced Natural Spring likely to prove the pick of the remainder.