David Incles 80th Birthday Mares' Handicap Chase 3m 1f 170y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 170y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £4,357 2nd £2,007 3rd £1,003 4th £502 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 40.16s
- Off time: 15:27:08
|1st||4 On Time||16/1|
Grageelagh Girl (IRE) 23
|11||168 12-0||F O'Brien||Mr Tom Broughton (7)||99|
My Lady Grey 26
|8||165 11-11 p||Joe Tizzard||Brendan Powell||96|
Cresswell Queen 31
|7||161 11-7 ht||Mrs D A Hamer||Harry Reed||92|
On Time (IRE) 56
|6||148 10-8 t||Evan Williams||Conor Ring (3)||79|
Achy Breaky Heart (IRE)
||7||10-0||M F Harris||J E Moore||9/4|
On Time has yet to show any real sparkle and is best left alone until doing so. Grageelagh Girl was unfortunately disqualified at Cartmel after a successful point-to-pointing period and should enjoy the return to fences after a low-key performance over timber when last seen. My Lady Grey has landed back-to-back course and distance successes on her last two starts and has plenty in her favour as she seeks the three-timer. Trip and ground are fine for the Tizzard mare. However, CRESSWELL QUEEN was impressive on chasing debut and a first start for Debra Hamer after leaving Tristan Davidson and looks as if she could have more to offer over the bigger obstacles despite a harsh 10lb hike in the weights. She receives 4lb from My Lady Grey and can make the advantage count.
On Time (IRE)9-1 (10-6) In touch in rear, ridden and outpaced 2 out, 4th of 5, dist behind Arbennig (10-8) at Fakenham 2m hcp (5) gd in May.
Cresswell Queen15-2 (10-4) Held up and behind, slow 1st, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Daenerys Stormborn (10-2) by 12l, 7 ran.
Grageelagh Girl (IRE)7-2 (12-2) Held up in touch in mid-division, lost place 3rd, last next, slow 5th, headway after next, every chance 2 out, 4th and weakening after last, 4th of 11, 24 1/2l behind On We Go (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
My Lady Grey15-8fav (11-9) Chased leaders, jumped right at times, went 2nd from 4 out, 5 lengths down when left in lead 2 out, mistake and headed last, rallied to lead close home, saddle slipped and unseated rider soon after, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun beating Belle Jour (10-13) by nk, 5 ran.