17:35 Taunton
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Mares' Maiden Open National Hunt Flat Race (5) 4-6yo
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Mares' Maiden Open National Hunt Flat Race (5) 4-6yo
Going:
Heavy
Heavy
Distance: 2m 104y Runners: 8
NH Flat
Heavy 2m 104y
The only runner with experience is MARK'S FOLLY, who started favourite when fifth in a small-field contest at Cheltenham last April. She's from a major yard and looks open to improvement. However, most of the debutantes are related to bumper winners and this is a race where the betting should be watched closely. Luna June is feared most.[Steve Boow]
SPOTLIGHT Mark's Folly
WEST COUNTRY Mark's Folly
POSTDATA Willow May
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
3
Luna June
A P Cawley/F O'Brien
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight
3/1
SP
Half-sister to two hurdle/chase winners, out of half-sister to bumper/high-class 2m-3m hurdle winner Sam Spinner, family of The Tsarevich; stable has respectable strike-rate in bumpers; one to note.
8
Willow May
N Scholfield/N Williams
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight
3/1
SP
Half-sister to winners Knight In Purple (bumper/useful 2m hurdle), Tickity Bleue (bumper/hurdle) and River Purple (chase); stable also runs Briery Express; market informative.
4
Mark's FollyBF
M Nolan/P Hobbs
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 5-
104
7/2
SP
The only runner with experience, having finished fifth of six in Cheltenham bumper (2m1f, good; started favourite) almost a year ago; winner/third have won five races between them since; respected, especially if the market again speaks in her favour.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/04/17
    CHL 16Gd 4-6yCl4 NHF,5K
    10-9
    5/6 7 3/4l, Melangerie[3/1F]11-6
    Richard Johnson
    90
5
Miss Heritage
J Quinlan/D Elsworth
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight
7/2
SP
34,000euros yearling; half-sister to 7f-1m winner Malekat Jamal; dam half-sister to Musidora/Nassau winner Zahrat Dubai out of German 1,000 Guineas winner; yard is 2-10 in bumpers last five campaigns; not a certain stayer in these conditions but needs a market check.
1
Briery Express
T Garner/N Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight
11/1
SP
Half-sister to useful bumper/hurdle winner Meadowcroft Boy; dam 2m hurdle winner, half-sister to bumper/hurdle/useful chase winner Briery Fox; wears hood on debut; yard is 1-14 in bumpers this season.
2
Could You
H Bannister/T Pinfield
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight
14/1
SP
Half-sister to bumper winner Devenish Island and 2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Bunclody; trainer is 0-2 in bumpers (two defeats for the same horse); market can guide.
6
Miss Rocher
D Noonan/N Hawke
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight
25/1
SP
1,000euros 3yo; half-sister to bumper/hurdle/chase winner Rowdy Rocher; dam from good family; trainer is 0-5 in bumpers this term.
7
Princess Midnight
Matt Griffiths/R Hodges
Age: 4
Weight: 10-8
Spotlight
25/1
SP
First foal; dam 1m4f winner, also placed bumper/hurdle, out of prolific 2m hurdle/chase winner; yard is 0-15 in bumpers last five seasons.
Unnamed Favourite
SP
Unnamed 2nd Favourite
SP