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Grade 1, Cheltenham
£110,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 3f 200y, Class 1  
Tuesday 13th March 2018

October 27 Local trainer Martin Keighley got the new season at Cheltenham off to the perfect start as Brillare Momento rewarded favourite-backers in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle on October 27.

The six-year-old mare won a Listed prize at Prestbury Park in the spring and although she suffered a short-priced defeat on her final outing of the campaign at Newton Abbot in May, she was an even-money shot to make a successful reappearance.

Aidan Coleman's mount disputed the running with Treackle Tart for much of the two-mile-five-furlong journey before striking on after jumping the second flight from the finish.

Treackle Tart dug deep in an effort to claw back the deficit, but Brillare Momento was not for catching on the run-in and passed the post a length and a half to the good.

Keighley said: "I probably shouldn't have run her at Newton Abbot. It was probably one run too many and the track was too sharp.

"She loves it round here and she was probably a bit rusty. She was close to a few and she will come on for that run. 

"Aidan Coleman was delighted with her. She has got a massive future and could keep on improving.

"We would be looking at the David Nicholson (OLBG Mares' Hurdle) in March if she is going the right way.

"She needs to keep progressing, but there is a good programme for these mares and we will probably keep her in Listed-class mares' hurdles."

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle 2017
(For The David Nicholson Mares’ Trophy)
£110,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 3f 200y, Class 1
17 ran
Going: Good to Soft

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Apple's Jade (FR) 7/2 B J Cooper
11-5
G Elliott 5
2nd Vroum Vroum Mag (FR) 11/4 P Townend
11-5
W P Mullins 8
3rd nse Limini (IRE) 6/4f R Walsh
11-5
W P Mullins 6
4th Indian Stream 33/1 N D Fehily
11-5
N P Mulholland 8
5th ½ Briery Queen 33/1 R Johnson
11-5
Noel Williams 8
6th 4 Midnight Tour 66/1 Tom Cannon
11-5
A King 7
7th 5 The Organist (IRE) 100/1 L P Aspell
11-5
O Sherwood 6
8th Rons Dream 50/1 Sean Bowen
11-5
P Bowen 7
9th ¾ Debdebdeb 50/1 Harry Skelton
11-5
D Skelton 7
10th Midnight Jazz 50/1 D A Jacob
11-5
B I Case 7
11th Lifeboat Mona 16/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
11-5
P F Nicholls 7
12th 6 Rock On The Moor (IRE) 50/1 R M Power
11-5
Mrs J Harrington 9
NR Colin's Sister 25/1 P J Brennan
11-5
F O'Brien 6
Also Ran: Bon Chic (IRE) , Hidden Identity (IRE) , Jer's Girl (IRE) , Miss Crick , Pass The Time

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OLBG MARES’ HURDLE PAST RESULTS

2016-WINNER-VROUM VROUM MAG 7-11-05 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-4/6 Fav
2ND-Rock On The Moor 8-11-05 Owner-R Irwin; Trainer-Jessica Harrington IRE; Jockey-Robbie Power; SP-66/1
3RD-Legacy Gold 8-11-05 Owner-Roger Brookhouse; Trainer-Stuart Crawford IRE; Jockey-Andrew Lynch; SP-40/1
19 ran, Time-4m 45.00s; Dist-23⁄4, 1⁄2

2015-WINNER-GLENS MELODY 7-11-05 Owner-Fiona McStay; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-6/1
2ND-Polly Peachum 7-11-05 Owner-Lady Tennant; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-9/1
3RD-Bitofapuzzle 7-11-05 Owner-Chris Giles & Potensis Bloodstock Ltd; Trainer-Harry Fry; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-16/1
15 ran, Time-4m 51.10s; Dist-hd, nk 1/2 Fav Annie Power (Fell)

2014-WINNER-QUEVEGA 10-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP- 8/11 Fav
2ND-Glens Melody 6-11-05 Owner-Fiona McStay; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-14/1
3RD-L’Unique 5-11-05 Owner-Denis Barry; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Robert Thornton; SP-25/1
16 ran, Time-4m 44.60s; Dist-¾, ¾

2013-WINNER-QUEVEGA 9-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP- 8/11 Fav
2ND-Sirene D'Ainay 7-11-05 Owner-Stephane Milaveau; Trainer-Emmanuel Clayeux FR; Jockey-Jonathan Plouganou; SP-33/1
3RD-Swincombe Flame 7-11-00 Owner-Yeo Racing Partnership; Trainer-Nick Williams; Jockey-Daryl Jacob; SP-40/1
19 ran, Time-4m 55.46s Dist-1½, 2

2012-WINNER-QUEVEGA 8-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP- 4/7 Fav
2ND Kentford Grey Lady 6-11-00 Owner-Ian Bare; Trainer-Emma Lavelle; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-14/1
3RD Golden Sunbird 8-11-03 Owner-Jim Mernagh; Trainer-Paul Nolan IRE; Jockey-Robbie Power; SP-66/1
19 ran, Time-4m 51.30s Dist-4, nk

2011-WINNER-QUEVEGA 7-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-5/6 Fav
2ND Sparky May 6-11-05 Owner-Bill Muddyman; Trainer-Pat Rodford; Jockey-Keiran Burke; SP-4/1
3RD Ocean Transit 6-11-00 Owner-Ocean’s Five; Trainer-Richard Price; Jockey-David Bass; SP-50/1
14 ran, Time-4m 48.08s Dist-10, 1

2010-WINNER-QUEVEGA 6-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-6/4 Fav
2ND Carole’s Legacy 6-11-00 Owner-Paul Murphy; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Andrew Tinkler; SP-20/1
3RD Voler La Vedette 6-11-05 Owner-Mrs M Brophy; Trainer-Colm Murphy IRE; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-9/4
17 ran, Time-4m 45.40s Dist-4½, 1¼

2009-WINNER-QUEVEGA 5-11-03 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-2/1 Fav
2ND United 8-11-05 Owner-R B Holt; Trainer-Lucy Wadham; Jockey-Dominic Elsworth; SP-100/30
3RD Aura About You 6-11-00 Owner-Jim Mernagh; Trainer-Paul Nolan IRE; Jockey-Alain Cawley; SP-28/1 21 ran, Time-4m 55.20s Dist-14, sh

2008-WINNER-WHITEOAK 5-11-00 Owner-Brendan Richardson; Trainer-Donald McCain Jnr; Jockey-Jason Maguire; SP-20/1
2ND Refinement 9-11-05 Owner-Michael Tabor; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Tony McCoy; 10/1
3RD Chomba Womba 7-11-05 Owner-Richard & Lizzie Kelvin Hughes; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerald; SP-100/30 Fav
13 ran, Time-5m 1.40s Dist-sh, 2½