Welcome To 2013 Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 29.20s
- Off time: 14:31:05
|1st||9 Minella Special||7/1|
|2nd||4 Phare Isle||1||9/2|
|3rd||3 Dawn Twister||20||7/1|
Likearollingstone (IRE) 30
|8||166 11-12 t1||S Curran||Nico de Boinville (7)||123||14/1|
|5||165 11-11||Mrs P Robeson||Joshua Moore (3)||122||11/2|
Dawn Twister (GER) 17
|6||162 11-8||Mrs L Wadham||Trevor Whelan (5)||119||7/1|
Phare Isle (IRE) 22
|8||158 11-4 pt||B I Case||Killian Moore (7)||115||9/2|
County Zen (FR) 604
|10||157 11-3||C Fryer||Harry Skelton||114||40/1|
Majorica King (FR) 69
|7||156 11-2 t1||O Sherwood||A P McCoy||113||10/3f|
Crafty Roberto 17
|5||155 11-1 p1||A M Hales||W Kennedy||112||16/1|
Invicta Lake (IRE) 21
|6||153 10-13||Miss S Smith||C Bolger||110||5/1|
Minella Special (IRE) 26
|7||148 10-8||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||105||7/1|
Not Til Monday (IRE)
||6||11-10||J R Jenkins||Maurice Linehan||9/4|
Colebrooke came back to form when second at Lingfield while Phare Isle was third over 3m here last time and Killian Moore takes off a handy 7lb. Dawn Twister has to be of interest now running in a handicap and Invicta Lake certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Fontwell, though is 8lb higher now. Likearollingstone is another who looks high enough in the weights while Crafty Roberto hasn't shown much this season but we expect a big run from MAJORICA KING. Though still a maiden, he ran several excellent races last season and may have been let in lightly on his handicap debut. McCoy takes over in the saddle from a conditional after a pipe-opener at Worcester.
Minella Special (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Always towards rear, hit 2 out, never involved, 7th of 11, 19l behind Quaddick Lake (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Phare Isle (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In rear, headway 3 out, ridden next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Who Owns Me (11-7) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Dawn Twister (GER) 13-8 (11-5) Led, jumped right 5th, headed 2 out, gradually weakened, 4th of 7, 17l behind American Life (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Likearollingstone (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Close up and keen, quickly weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Cross Of Honour (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Dec.
Majorica King (FR) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, challenged briefly 7th, 4th and no extra when mistake last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 32l behind Wilton Milan (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Colebrooke 7-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, driven to lead 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Tanerko Emery (12-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Crafty Roberto 11-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, went 5th before last, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 30l behind Robbie (10-4) at Doncaster 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-140) (3yo+) (3) gs in Dec.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Mid-division on outside, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, ridden to lead flat, kept on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec beating Ya Hafed (11-7) by 4l, 12 ran.
County Zen (FR) 10-3 (11-0) Chased leader, mistake 1st, 3rd from 3rd, challenged after 8th until mistake 11th, blundered next, weakened approaching 4 out, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 44l behind Paint The Clouds (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gd in May '11.