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12:45 Newbury 15 Jan 2020

British EBF Mares' "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle (Qual' For EBF Mares' NH Novices' Hurdle Final)

(Class 4) (4yo+) (2m4f118yds) 2m4½f Heavy 8 hurdles 2 omitted
1st £4,808.52 2nd £1,411.92 3rd £705.96 4th £352.98


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 110 88 118
gr m Flemensfirth (USA) - Courageuse (FR) (Linamix)
Strong; chasing type; held up in rear, steady headway after 3 out (usual 4 out), pushed along 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and led run-in, kept on strongly towards finish (op 11/1)
2  nk
5 116 94 124
b m Shirocco (GER) - Harringay (Sir Harry Lewis)
Athletic; looked well; led to 2nd, soon disputed lead, led again 5th, ridden 2 out (usual 3 out), headed run-in, soon rallied, held towards finish (op 14/1)
3  [1¾]
6 116 124 92 123
b m Mahler - Fame Forever (IRE) (King's Theatre)
In touch with leaders, pushed along after 3 out (usual 4 out), outpaced when mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden, drifted right and rallied run-in, went third inside final 110yds, kept on (op 13/2)
4  nk [2]
7 116 125 92 123
b m Getaway (GER) - Theft (Silver Patriarch)
Looked well; took keen hold, headway and close up when hit 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and edged left before last, soon every chance, not fluent last, no extra final 110yds (jockey said mare hung left-handed under pressure) (op 11/4)
5  4 [6]
6 111 125 88 118
ch m Network (GER) - Neva De Sivola (FR) (Blushing Flame)
Looked well; prominent on inner, ridden and headway 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and weakened inside final 110yds (op 6/4 tchd 13/8)
6  [9¼]
6 110 79 107
b m Darsi (FR) - Lucy Walters (IRE) (King's Ride)
Workmanlike; leggy; close up, went second 3 out (usual 4 out), every chance 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden, edged left before last, soon weakened (op 50/1)
7  20 [29¼]
5 110 59 87
ch m Cityscape - Cill Rialaig (Environment Friend)
Athletic; prominent on outer, pushed along and weakened 2 out (usual 3 out), tailed off (op 13/2)
8  99 [128¼]
6 110 t
b m Midnight Legend - Exchanging Glances (Diktat)
Close up, led 2nd, headed 5th, ridden and weakened before 2 out (usual 3 out), tailed off
6 110
b m Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Trinkila (USA) (Cat Thief)
Prominent, lost ground before 3rd, dropped to rear when not fluent 4th, ridden and struggling from 3 out, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up last (trainer said mare had a breathing problem)
7 109
b m Kayf Tara - Late For Class (IRE) (Bob's Return)
Tall; on toes; didn't jump with fluency, raced in last, ridden and struggling 3 out (usual 4 out), lost touch before 2 out (usual 3 out), tailed off when pulled up last
The middle hurdle in the home straight was omitted
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