Josh Gifford Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle 3m 217y

  • (4yo+, 3m 217y, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,104 2nd £1,430 3rd £715 4th £358 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 19.97s
  • Off time: 17:23:02
Full result
Result 17:22 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Achy Breaky Heart 1/2f
2nd 1 Jungle Prose 4 16/5

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 23264P-
Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Jungle Prose (IRE) 185
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:Tabitha Worsley
  • Form: 23264P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 98
6 166 11-12 N J Gifford Tabitha Worsley (5) 98
2 55443-7
Black and orange stripes, black sleeves, orange armlets Sinndarella (FR) 132
  • T:S Allwood
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 55443-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 91
5 159 11-5 S Allwood T J O'Brien 91
3 P8090-0
Maroon, light blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap Mary Of De Sorrows (IRE) 23
  • T:Tracey Leeson
  • J:Tom Buckley
  • Form: P8090-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 79
6 147 10-7 t Tracey Leeson Tom Buckley (5) 79
4 144221
Emerald green, orange seams, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap Achy Breaky Heart (IRE) 6
  • T:M F Harris
  • J:Mitchell Bastyan
  • Form: 144221
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 78
7 146 10-6 t M F Harris Mitchell Bastyan (3) 78
5 8846-6
Red, grey and red chevrons on sleeves Daraz Legacy 124
  • T:F Brennan
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 8846-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 77
7 145 10-5 F Brennan Benjamin Poste 77

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020   Rose Of Aghaboe (IRE)
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:Tabitha Worsley
7 11-13 N J Gifford Tabitha Worsley 9/2

In depth

Verdict

There probably isn’t a lot to choose between these, though Jungle Prose is returning from a lay-off and Mary Of De Sorrows seems to have lost her way. ACHY BREAKY HEART won off a 6lb higher mark over fences last week so gets the nod even though she is 0-9 over timber as she may enjoy a fitness advantage over Sinndarella and Daraz Legacy.

Formwatch

Achy Breaky Heart (IRE)6-4fav (10-5) Held up in mid-division, headway 12th, pushed along after 3 out, went 2nd from 2 out, led flat, stayed on, going away towards finish, won at Huntingdon 3m hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Miami Present (10-0) by 4 1/4l, 8 ran.

Jungle Prose (IRE)11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, jumped right 2nd, pushed along in rear when not fluent 4th, lost touch 5th, pulled up soon after, at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (5) gf in Apr.

Sinndarella (FR)4-1fav (11-5) Made most until before 2 out, soon beaten, 7th of 13, 36 1/2l behind Kentford Mallard (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Mary Of De Sorrows (IRE)66-1 (10-5) Mid-division, slow and lost place 2nd, behind after 5th, tailed off, 10th of 12, dist behind G'day Aussie (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

Daraz Legacy50-1 (10-8) In rear, hampered 2nd, headway on outside after 6th, no impression 3 out, 6th of 9, 17 1/4l behind Misscarlett (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jun.