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2:37 Leicester 3 Dec 2020

Racecourse Live Streams On RacingTV Extra Mares' "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

(Class 4) (4yo+) (2m4f110yds) 2m4½f Heavy 10 hurdles
1st £3,768.84 2nd £1,106.64 3rd £553.32 4th £276.66


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 110 h 116
b m Mahler - Court Gamble (IRE) (King's Theatre)
Made all, shaken up approaching last, ridden out (op 11/4 tchd 5/2)
6 110 113
ch m Flemensfirth (USA) - No More Money (Alflora)
Chased winner, hit 3 out, ridden approaching last, no extra run-in (op 11/10)
3  22 [26¼]
4 110 p1 90
ch f Sea The Stars (IRE) - Lockup (IRE) (Inchinor)
Held up in rear, ridden before 3 out, went poor third run-in, never on terms (jockey said his reins had become separated after the last hurdle as a result of the buckle having come loose; this resulted in the jockey being unable to ride out fully to the line) (op 16/1)
4  [28]
5 110 88
b m Milan - Lady Zephyr (IRE) (Toulon)
Held up in rear, went poor fourth run-in, never near to challenge (stewards inquired into running and riding; jockey said that his instructions were to be handily away, give mare plenty of room and try to get mare to run as well as she could; jockey explained that mare had been an expensive recruit for the yard but disappointed on both runs last season adding that mare has also had wind issues during training in preparation for this; jockey stated that mare settled well off a moderate pace and, after being a little big at the first hurdle, had jumped well for the majority of the race; he added that mare had made a respiratory noise going down the hill towards the end of the back straight and was outpaced when the tempo increased going down the side of the track into the home turn; jockey further explained that being mindful of the mare's previous wind issues and the fact she had repeatedly made respiratory noise's over the final half a circuit, he had wanted to keep a good hold of her head and help her through the heavy going on this occasion; jockey thought mare had stayed on to good effect through tired horses and only finished as close as she did because of the manner in which he had handled her, particularly in the home straight; jockey maintained that he had been constantly niggling and squeezing the mare forward in the home straight, predominantly through the use of his legs and knees, whilst trying to keep the bit up in mare's mouth so she didn't step at her hurdles and had also used the whip on three occasions; trainer's rep said she was unaware of the rider's instructions but expressed satisfaction with the ride; vet said 2 post-race examinations failed to reveal any abnormalities, other than a minor laceration to the left-foreleg) (op 13/2)
5  [29¼]
7 110 87
b m Doyen (IRE) - Definite Artist (IRE) (Definite Article)
Towards rear of midfield, some headway after 3 out, never on terms (op 33/1 tchd 25/1 and tchd 40/1)
6  hd [29½]
4 110 87
b f Midnight Legend - Epee Celeste (FR) (Spadoun)
Prominent, lost position after 2nd, shaken up and beaten after 3 out (tchd 11/1 and tchd 16/1)
7  [31¾]
5 110 85
br m Kalanisi (IRE) - Anne Hathaway (IRE) (Definite Article)
Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway before 3rd, mistake 3 out, soon weakened (tchd 10/1)
8  3 [34¾]
5 110 82
b m Universal (IRE) - Inkberrow Rose (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened after 3 out (op 80/1 tchd 66/1)
4 110
b f Yeats (IRE) - Rubichamps (Robin Des Champs)
Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, mistake 7th, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before last (op 40/1)
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