Floor V Davis HL1979 Juvenile Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo, 2m 110y, Class 4, 14 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 59.00s
- Off time: 13:50:15
|1st||6 Leo Luna||5/1|
|2nd||4 Gassin Golf||nk||3/1f|
Handazan (IRE) 51
|4||159 11-5 p1||A King||R Thornton||128||4/1|
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 7
|4||152 10-12||B G Powell||Nick Scholfield||10/1|
Bold Cuffs 22
|4||152 10-12 t1||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||25/1|
Gassin Golf 178
|4||152 10-12||R Lee||R Johnson||3/1f|
Just When 140
|4||152 10-12||P R Chamings||Nico de Boinville (7)||12/1|
Leo Luna 20
|4||152 10-12||G L Moore||J E Moore||5/1|
Opus (IRE) 162
|4||152 10-12||Mrs L Wadham||L P Aspell||66/1|
Oscan (USA) 498
|4||152 10-12||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||9/1|
Palus San Marco (IRE) 51
|4||152 10-12 t1||G McPherson||Killian Moore (7)||16/1|
Phantom Prince (IRE) 79
|4||152 10-12||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||100/1|
Rosslyn Castle 146
|4||152 10-12||G Brown||A P McCoy||11/2|
Samba Night (IRE) 130
|4||152 10-12||P Gundry||T J O'Brien||150/1|
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 4
|4||152 10-12||J A Geake||M D Grant||66/1|
Copper Falls 7
|4||145 10-5||B G Powell||A Tinkler||200/1|
||4||10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||13/2|
It's interesting to note than Gary Brown has booked the champ to ride his debutant Rosslyn Castle. He looked a useful prospect when winning on the Flat at Windsor and Chester last spring, though disappointed after. Gassin Golf is another potentially useful recruit but will almost certainly need further than this. HANDAZAN never looked likely to justify favouritism at Doncaster last time but still sets a decent standard on his win at Aintree and placed efforts behind the smart Far West. He can defy his penalty with Bohemian Rhapsody and Palus San Marco probably the pick of the others with experience.
Leo Luna 20-1 (10-3) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, chasing leaders when not much room and bumped after 2 out, no extra approaching last, 5th of 12, 9l behind Chatterbox (11-8) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb.
Gassin Golf 6-4fav (8-6) Slowly into stide, took keen hold towards rear, pushed along and no progress over 3f out, headway and switched right over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, never able to challenge, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Rumh (9-3) at Goodwood 2m hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep (flat).
Handazan (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Close up, challenged before 3 out, no extra from last, lost 4th place towards finish, 5th of 11, 10l behind Calculated Risk (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Phantom Prince (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) In touch, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Seedling (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo NH flat (AWT) (6) std in Nov.
Palus San Marco (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden in 5th before 3 out, stayed on from next, went 3rd close home, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 13, 14l behind King of Dudes (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Bold Cuffs 33-1 (10-12) Held up, always in rear, tailed off before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Chris Pea Green (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) gs in Feb, 12 ran.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, every chance before last, stayed on towards finish, just held for 2nd place, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Masters Blazing (10-12) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Rosslyn Castle 14-1 (9-1) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 12, 16l behind Blazing Speed (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct (flat).
Just When 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct beating Sunny Future (9-10) by 13l, 13 ran (flat).
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 3 out, never on terms, modest 5th, 5th of 13, 36l behind Leviathan (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.
Opus (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 8l behind Pastoral Jet (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep (flat).
Oscan (USA) 10-3fav (9-6) Raced wide throughout, prominent early, mid-division, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct '11 beating Abhaath (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran (flat).
Samba Night (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Led until approaching 4f out, pulled up and dismounted halfway, in a race won by Victorian Bounty (8-9) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) hvy in Oct, 9 ran (flat).
Copper Falls 66-1 (10-5) Refused to race, in a race won by Masters Blazing (10-12) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.