Today's racecards

Folkestone

  • 15:50 Romney Marsh Mares' Maiden Open Nh Flat Race2m 1f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft (Chase Course;Hurdles;Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.20s
  • Off time: 15:55:09
15:50 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tara Taylor 25/1
2nd Ryde Back 15/8
3rd Gentle Caribou (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 56 Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Alasi 24
Nag me
5 11-2 P R Webber D Elsworth 2/13.00
2 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap Chaser's War (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-2 R H York Mr P York (7) 40/141.00
3 37 Yellow, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Conington 18
Nag me
5 11-2 Jim Best R P Flint (7) 16/117.00
4 20- Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, armlets and cap Ede's The Best 325
Nag me
5 11-2 P Phelan C Bolger 20/121.00
5 33 Emerald Green, Royal Blue star and star on cap Gentle Caribou (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 11-2 N J Gifford J Pemberton (7) 8/19.00
6 Red, Black epaulets, Red and White halved sleeves, Black cap Joking Aside (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-2 R T Phillips S Quinlan (3) 14/115.00
7 Emerald Green, Dark Blue star on body and cap, hooped sleeves Lady Vera
Nag me
6 11-2 C P Morlock J A McCarthy 50/151.00
9 54- Dark Green and Light Green diabolo, quartered cap Never Lost 314
Nag me
6 11-2 C J Mann N Fehily 16/117.00
10 67 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Play A Cord (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-2 N P Mulholland J M Davies 66/167.00
11 6 Light Blue, Scarlet hoop and cap Quapriland (FR) 47
Nag me
5 11-2 Mrs A Barclay T Molloy (5) 17/29.50
12 Red, White striped sleeves, Red cap, White star Ryde Back
Nag me
5 11-2 N J Henderson A Tinkler 15/82.88
13 R-6 Dark Blue and Orange stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, hooped cap Saddlers Mot 43
Nag me
5 11-2 D M Grissell E Dehdashti (5) 66/167.00
14 dark blue, light green armlets & cap Silver Wager
Nag me
6 11-2 D M Grissell Alex Merriam (7) 50/151.00
15 37 Navy blue, scarlet hoops on sleeves, scarlet cap, gold spots Tara Taylor 50
Nag me
6 11-2 C E Longsdon T Siddall 25/126.00
Non runners
8Mintiverdi511-2Noel T ChanceR Johnson
160Loana Shell410-4G L MooreJ E Moore

Verdict

ALASI is the pick in the finale with Ryde Back and Mintiverdi put up as the alternatives. Racecourse experience might count for plenty here and Alasi took her chance in what was a very hot bumper at Ascot. The drop in class looks welcome and with the race already working out, we take her to add to the role of honour. Ryde Back is related to a couple of stayers so it remains to be seen as to whether this trip will be a little on the sharp side. Nevertheless, it is folly to oppose a Nicky Henderson horse at will. Mintiverdi is a daughter of Champion Hurdle winner, Alderbrook. She could be anything and the market is watched. Gentle Caribou already looks in need of a trip. She has caught the eye on two previous starts but will be of more interest once sent hurdling. Chaser's War has plenty of speed in her pedigree and might be a fair price on account of her unfashionable connections. Conington has a bit to prove on her Huntingdon run. Never Lost would have claims if she learns how to settle in her races rather than fight the rider through the first mile. Lady Vera is a half-sister to prolific chaser, Argento. The market will give us plenty of clues so Alasi gets the nod in the absence of that vital information.