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13:15 Ludlow

racingtv.com/freetrial Mares' 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 169y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.90s
  • Off Time: 13:17:51
  • 9 Ran
1st
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2nd
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3rd
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1
Silk - Dark blue, scarlet yoke and cuffs, black cap
  • Form 22
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, jumped right next, some headway when slow 5th, well beaten from next

2
Silk - Black, pink spots
50/1
  • Form 4240-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

chased winner until 3rd, soon lost place, behind 4 out

3
Silk - Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap
9/1
  • Form 4223-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

held up towards rear, mistake 1st, not fluent next, modest 6th when slow 4 out, no impression

4
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 121-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, weakened 3 out

5
Silk - Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap

Getariver (IRE)

20 ht CD
5/6
  • Form 111-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

made all, hanging left from before 3 out, driven out

6
Silk - Light Blue, Maroon hoops, striped sleeves, Light Blue cap
14/1
  • Form 003-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

took keen hold on outside, held up, headway to chase winner after 3rd, mistake 4 out, weakened before next

7
Silk - Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 3/35P-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

in touch in mid-division, pecked 3rd, weakened before 4 out

8
Silk - Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves
20/1
  • Form P1/1210-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders, went 2nd briefly 3rd, went 2nd again before 3 out until 2 out, no extra flat

9
Silk - Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap
14/1
  • Form 18-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

held up in rear, headway 4 out, chased winner 2 out, held flat, kept on

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This looks a very competitive mares’ maiden as several should go on to better things. A mistake at the second last at Cheltenham knocked the stuffing out of Getariver but she still ran well and will know more today. Stacey Sue has won two bumpers and a point so should make a hurdler. Belatrix Lestrange also had useful bumper form, as did Felicidad, but the vote goes to French import FEUILLE DE CHENE. Second in a Grade 3 bumper in between a couple of victories last year, the JP McManus acquisition is a half-sister to five winners and from sound jumping stock.

Formwatch

Belatrix Lestrange 7-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, strong challenge from over 1f out until inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Crystal Gazing (10-11) at Worcester 2m (5) gd in Aug.

Eleanor Bob 25-1 (10-7) Keen, tracked leaders, joined leader before halfway, lost place over 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, dist behind The Milan Girl (10-12) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (5) gd in Apr.

Felicidad (FR) 5-4fav (10-0) Always well placed, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 7 3/4l behind Only Money (11-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f (5) gd in Mar.

Feuille De Chene (FR) (10-1) won at Angers 1m 7f stks in Nov beating Friandise Girl (10-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Getariver (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, one pace before last, no impression in 4th flat, 4th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Heaven Help Us (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m mdn (3) gs in Oct.

Mick Mona (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 5th of 13, 12l behind Nikap (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) sft in Nov.

Ruby Tiger (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, no extra from next, 6th of 8, 17 1/4l behind Legends Gold (11-8) at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.

Stacey Sue (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent until weakened quickly 5f out, 13th of 14, 36 1/4l behind The Glancing Queen (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m lst (1) gd in Nov.

Zoutoise (FR) 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, closed on inside 3rd, went 2nd after 3 out until 2 out, soon hung left and beaten, one pace, 3rd of 9, 9 1/2l behind Nordican Bleue (10-11) at Southwell 2m (4) gs in Jun.