Ffos Las

  • 15:50 Dunraven Stud Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 38.40s
  • Off time: 15:51:54
15:50 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Matrow's Lady (IRE) 3/1
2nd Dirty Deal 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-2U114 Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Wilde Ruby (IRE) 53
Nag me
6 11-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 114 7/24.50
2 0112-41 Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Dirty Deal 8
Nag me
9 11-10 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 112 8/19.00
3 33-2P12 Black, pink epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, pink star Matrow's Lady (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-8 t N P Mulholland Chris Meehan (10) 110 3/14.00
4 2PP-42P White, Orange epaulets, hooped sleeves, Orange cap Dun See Dee (IRE) 10
Nag me
9 11-5 p S Hodgson Tom Bellamy (7) 107 8/19.00
5 48-0335 Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves Miss Kalifa (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 P Bowen J E Moore 107 9/25.50
7 331344 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Annaluna (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-5 P D Evans P E Corbett (7) 103 3/14.00
8 2P-P6P5 Dark blue, yellow chevrons, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow hoop Al Shababiya (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-0 b1 T R Gretton F J Hayes (7) 86 20/121.00
Non runners
62-63456Am I Blue711-0Mrs D ThomasMr M T Stanley102

Verdict

Most of these mares look closely matched at the weights but Matrow's Lady has to go on the short-list as she won over 2m4f at Doncaster before only finding Sparkling Hand too good at Sedgefield. The four-year-old Annaluna handles heavy ground and has improved for the step up in distance but Wilde Ruby may struggle to recapture the winning thread off her current mark and it's impossible to have much faith in Dun See Dee. DIRTY DEAL's return to winning ways at Uttoxeter was unexpected and the handicapper has raised her 10lb since. But she's clearly in good heart, which you can't say about most of her rivals. Tony Carroll's nine-year-old gets the vote to follow up.