Lady Buttons does it again in Yorkshire Rose
Lady Buttons Acquired the Napoleons Casino Restaurant Owlerton Sheffield Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle for the second year in style in Doncaster.
It looked like Phil Kirby confronted a tougher test on paper than 12 weeks ago and she wasn’t even sent off clear favourite – out.
The honour of 6-4 joint-favouritism moved into Nicky Henderson novice Floressa, who travelled for much of the competition but was found wanting in the rush to the line after the flight.
Timetochill has been granted an lead but the two market leaders, Fleur Irlandaise, Litterale Ci along with Irish Roe queued up behind in the 2nd last.
Lady Buttons was last to battle underneath Sean Quinlan, who had been riding her and despite inducing interference when lugging to her she quickened to the delight of the crowd.
Irish Roe was just two and three-quarter lengths back in second with Floressa thirdparty.
Kirby stated:”This was probably her very best run. Matters did not pan out into her favour it turned into a sprint and since they went slow.
“She won over almost two-miles-five last time, therefore I suppose it was not going to be in her favor, but she was just quicker than those.
“I did not feel any pressure now because I believed she’d win. I believed she had been well as I’ve had her.
“I believed she would win anywhere today. She bounced.
“I really don’t now how often you’ll be able to keep doing this, maybe too long. She is 10. She flicks over these hurdles. It’s good.
“We will not do anything now. We’ll decide later when we go to Cheltenham or Aintree. We’ll worry about that after a couple of days.
“The owners would like to conduct her in the Champion Chase – the mares’ race appears especially hot. We might be better off visiting Aintree and operating at the race she had been second in this past calendar year.
“Her last two runs have been as great as any she’s completed.”