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13:30 Ludlow

EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase (Class 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 11y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £13,000 added
  • Winner: £7,538
  • 2nd: £2,213
  • 3rd: £1,107
  • 4th: £553
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 14.70s
  • Off Time: 13:30:15
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap
7/2
  • Form 121-486
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

held up 4th place, not fluent 5th and 7th, outpaced next, rallied approaching 10th, about 3 lenghts down travelling ok when fell 13th

2
Silk - YELLOW, PURPLE star, PURPLE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, PURPLE cap
11/10
  • Form 222-322
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 128

tracked leading pair, went 2nd 10th until 13th, 2nd again going well 4 out, led next, clear 2 out, stayed on strongly

3
Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green sash, sleeves and cap

Midnight Target

29 ht C
12/1
  • Form 362-2F2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 109

led until pushed along before 4 out, soon lost 2nd, rallied under pressure into 2nd again 2 out, no chance with winner

4
Silk - Black, mauve hoops, white sleeves, mauve cap
  • Form 2122-22
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 132

tracked leader until 10th, 2nd again 13th until led before 4 out, headed next, mistake and weakened 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

HAPPY DIVA was beaten under four lengths by Saturday’s impressive Warwick winner Ms Parfois at Newbury last time. She only gave best approaching the last so the drop back in distance is probably a plus and Kerry Lee’s mare is overdue a first victory over the larger obstacles. Copper Kay is a decent hurdler but she disappointed on her only run to date over fences. Shaama Grise was soon left behind last time at Exeter but may appreciate the return to a longer trip and makes more appeal than Midnight Target, though her second to Hogan’s Height here last month has been franked.

Formwatch

Copper Kay 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along briefly after 7th, headway before 2 out, one pace last, no extra flat, 6th of 13, 12 3/4l behind Momella (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Happy Diva (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression run-in, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Ms Parfois (10-12) at Newbury 2m 7f lst (1) sft in Dec.

Midnight Target 16-1 (10-7) Prominent, led 3rd, headed next, not fluent 5th, one pace when not fluent 4 out, rallied last, went 2nd flat, not able to challenge winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Hogan's Height (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f (3) gs in Dec.

Shaama Grise (FR) 7-4 (11-0) Chased clear leader, lost 2nd 6th, chased leading pair, reminder after 8th, pushed along and held 3 out, blundered next, left 10 lengths 2nd last, closed on idling winner, always held, 2nd of 5, 1l behind The Nipper (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f (3) sft in Dec.