Flemensfirth Mare Reigns Supreme At Haydock

Queenohearts (5m Flemensfirth - Chars, by Old Vic) continued her upward curve when capturing the Listed Abram Mares’ Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday.

A Listed bumper winner at the end of last season, the Stuart Edmunds-trained mare was sent off favourite for the two mile and three furlong contest, which was run on heavy ground. Tracking the leaders under Ciaran Gethings, the chestnut mare made headway to take second three from home, asserting at the final flight, before stretching clear and scoring by a length and a half, despite the saddle slipping.

Queenohearts may now take advantage of opportunities in Ireland, according to Stuart Edmunds, who trains her for the Sherington Partnership. Bred by Sean Mullin, the Listed winner is the first foal out of the dam.