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17:15

Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

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Rosy Redrum would be an aptly named winner, given the meeting! She’s been touted by some and runs with a hood for the first time today. She won her first race in nice fashion but she was in receipt of a lot of weight that day. She was stepped up in distance the time after and was beaten a length, when coming from a long way back, by Top Dog. Again, she was receiving a stone and a half off the majority of her rivals. She seems opposable today.

 

Lady Excalibur is an interesting runner. She was impressive on her debut at Stratford and wasn’t disgraced when finishing second at Uttoxeter. She bounced back a week later at Aintree, over this distance. Most notably though, trainer Alan Jones has booked Rachael Blackmore for the ride. There are, however, a few concerns. She’s been off the track since October and the form of her Aintree victory hasn’t worked out fantastically. Although she warrants intrigue, others seem more preferable.

 

Ashroe Diamond represents the mighty Closutton combination of Willie and Patrick Mullins, who always have to be considered when they contest a bumper race. She is well bred and was impressive on her debut but couldn’t catch The Gossiper the time after. She next went for the Mares bumper at the Dublin Racing Festival and was involved in a spectacular finish, when a length covered the top five. The form of that race has worked out well and there seems no reason to oppose her.

ASHROE DIAMOND (WIN)