Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 12:50 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £11,888 2nd £4,452 3rd £2,224 4th £1,110
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.00s
  • Off time: 12:50:36
12:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st She Ranks Me (IRE) 10/1
2nd Ma Filleule (FR) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1212-1 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Call Me A Star 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 A King R Thornton 11/102.10
2 1/2231-2 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Eleven Fifty Nine 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 A J Honeyball Rachael Green 9/25.50
3 11P-531 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Ma Filleule (FR) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 2/13.00
4 38- White, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap September Blaze 308
Nag me
5 11-0 P R Webber D Elsworth 66/167.00
5 421123 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots She Ranks Me (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 11-0 p D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 128 10/111.00
6 1-55 Red, dark blue seams, dark blue and red hooped sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Was My Valentine 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 t1 Miss J S Davis D A Jacob 125/1126.00

Verdict

Progressive pair CALL ME A STAR and Eleven Fifty Nine are old rivals. Alan King's mare has come out on top in two of their three meetings, including over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month, and can confirm her superiority here by landing this. Ma Filleule landed the odds on her UK debut at Haydock and will be expected to improve. She won three times over fences in France but is meeting older mares off level terms here. She Ranks Me won at Cartmel and Fontwell in August but arguably ran her best race at Wetherby last time when third to Une Artiste - she shouldn't be ignored.