- Date: 23 February 2021
- Going: HEAVY
- Surface: Turf
- Status: Completed
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat (5) (Class 5)
- Distance: 2m
- Age: 4 years old+
- Runners: 7
- Prize: £3,500
- Race status: Weighed In
£40,000 buy after winning sole start in points. Likely won't need to be any great shakes to make a winning start under Rules here. Market confidence likely significant.
Sent off at 50/1 but offered something to work on when 16 lengths second to smart Eilendover on 12.5f course debut in December. Pedigree suggests this trip will suit.
|05/12/20||Wetherby||2/12||Bumper||1m 4f 77y||Heavy||10st 12lbs||Stephen Mulqueen||110|
40/1, little obvious promise on Newcastle debut (AW) 5 weeks ago. Wisteriarose probably the yard first string.
|20/01/21||Newcastle||9/13||Bumper||2m 56y||Std||10st 0lbs||Billy Garritty||52.12|
Good pedigree but raced too freely when tenth of 13 in bumper at Musselburgh on debut in November. Went off at only 3/1 so evidently thought capable of better. Has a tongue strap on now.
|04/11/20||Musselburgh||10/13||Bumper||1m 7f 124y||Good||10st 12lbs||Richard Johnson||4.87|
Power filly. Half-sister to 5 winners on Flat, including useful 11f/1½m winner Mildoura. Would enter the reckoning if the betting suggests she's fancied.
50/1, well held on Hereford debut last month. Plenty of improvement needed.
|11/01/21||Hereford||10/14||Bumper||2m 53y||Soft||10st 12lbs||Jack Tudor||110|
Sent off at 150/1 and beat only one home on Newcastle debut (AW) 15 days ago.
|08/02/21||Newcastle||13/14||Bumper||2m 56y||Std/Slow||10st 11lbs||Joe Williamson||294|
Irish point recruit MILANS EDGE gets the nod to make a winning start under Rules for the Donald McCain/Brian Hughes combination. Haute Estime was no match for the smart Eileendover on her 12.5f course debut but there's no disgrace in that and the longer trip now should help. The fact Wisteriarose went off second favourite on her debut suggests she's thought capable of better than she showed.