13:50 Worcester

Punterslounge.com Betting Forum Mares' Only Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 53.30s
  • Off Time: 13:50:32
  • 15 Ran
Silk -

    Silk -
    Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap
    • Form 23764-1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 109

    chased leaders, led 3 out, edged right after 2 out, soon headed, one pace

    Silk - Dark Blue, Pink stars on sleeves, Pink cap
    • Form 0-025
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    mid-division, no headway from 5th

    Silk - DARK BLUE, WHITE triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap

    Apollo Lady

    195 D
    • Form 1130-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    held up, headway approaching 4th, led approaching last, ran on well

    Silk - Pink, Light Green seams, striped cap
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    held up, headway approaching 5th, ridden before 3 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out but no danger

    Silk - Emerald Green, Purple epaulets and armlets
    • Form 244370
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10

    chased leaders, jumped slowly 3rd, ridden 4th, soon weakened

    Silk - Royal Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap
    • Form 0/P0P-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    chased leaders, behind from 4th, tailed off

    Silk - Red, Yellow disc, quartered cap
    • Form R/R00P-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-10

    behind, hampered 2nd, jumped slowly 3rd, soon pulled up

    Silk - Yellow, Purple disc, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets and spots on Purple cap
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    always towards rear

    Silk - Light Blue, Pink hoops and armlets, quartered cap

    Im Busy

    • Form 33
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    held up, headway approaching 4th, led before next, headed 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out

    Silk - Yellow, White cap, Yellow spots
    • Form 05
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    never near leaders

    Silk - White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue and White check sleeves and cap
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10

    took keen hold, jumped right, led after 1st, headed 3rd, weakened quickly after next, pulled up before 5th

    Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green hoop, hooped sleeves, Orange cap
    • Form 970
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10

    no fluent 1st, jumped badly left and unseated rider 2nd

    Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap
    • Form 3217-46
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10

    held up, slightly hampered 2nd, headway approaching 5th, weakened before last

    Silk -
    • Form 908P/6-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    mid-division, behind from 4th

    Silk - EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap
    • Form 14P-3P
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-10

    took keen hold, led until after 1st, chased leader, led and jumped right from 3rd, headed before 5th, soon struggling

    In depth


    Apollo Lady can come out on top over Theatre Diva and Andrea Gale, with Curved Air and Im Busy best of the remainder. Alan King already has his jumps team in good order, and hopefully Apollo Lady will be fit enough to do herself justice. Successful twice at Huntingdon in bumper company, she then finished third at Sandown before finishing 11th in the Aintree Bumper, in which more fancied stablemate Wyldello was runner-up. Sure to have been well schooled, the mare should make her mark in better company over timber in time, and can outgun Theatre Diva in receipt of 6lb. The latter had plenty of experience both on the level and over timber in Ireland before making a winning start for Kevin Ryan on her British debut at Market Rasen in May, after which she left to join Henry Daly. She could turn out to be useful, but we are prepared to take her on today. Andrea Gale has a fitness edge over the aforementioned pair but not the same scope, while Curved Air is more exposed and Im Busy needs to step up on what she has shown. All in all, Apollo Lady has the class to make her mark in this company at the very least.


    Theatre Diva (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) In touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, led approaching next, clear approaching last, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in May beating Akash (10-9) by 9l, 15 ran.

    Andrea Gale (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) In touch, reminders 4th, ridden 7th, weakening when not fluent 3 out, 5th of 12, well behind Waynesworld (10-12) at Worcester 3m nov hdl (4) gd in Sept.

    Apollo Lady 12-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 22, 23l behind Rhacophorus (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mrs lst nhf (1) gd in Apr.

    Aristi (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, tracked leader, led after 7f, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f, 6th of 13, 8l behind Jadeeron (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcap (6) pol in Aug (Flat).

    Curved Air (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Mid-division, lost place and behind from 3rd, 14th of 15, well behind Accumulus (10-2) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf.

    Hazelbury Overbury mare, half-sister to winners up to 1m and over hurdles.

    Im Busy 7-2 (10-2) Took keen hold in touch, not clear run on inside over 3f out, hung right on bend over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Shiwawa (11-7) at Stratford 2m nhf (5) gf in Sept.

    River Tigris (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 16l behind Warpath (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf.