Cyril Alexander Memorial Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 3, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 22.70s
- Off time: 14:30:47
|1st||1 Jet Master||9/2|
Jet Master (IRE) 57
|8||161 11-7 ht||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||125||9/2|
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 16
|8||159 11-5||W Coltherd||Daragh Bourke (7)||123||8/1|
Smadynium (FR) 51
|6||158 11-4 b||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||122||6/1|
|7||156 11-2||M Smith||B Hughes||120||20/1|
Dartford Warbler (IRE) 25
|7||155 11-1||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||119||3/1f|
|6||150 10-10 p||P D Niven||K Renwick||114||7/1|
Ballycool (IRE) 57
|7||147 10-7 t||Miss Lucinda V Russell||D R Fox (5)||105||8/1|
Inoogoo (IRE) 92
|9||147 10-7||B Ellison||G B Watters (7)||104||11/2|
Jet Master went close here in November and should be thereabouts once again. But he keeps finding at least one too good and SUPRISE VENDOR makes more appeal. The latter has been raised only 3lb for defeating Croco Bay over track and trip last time and can go in again. Smadynium looks a threat on his latest second at Catterick where Dartford Warbler and Desgrey finished behind, although he's been raised another 5lb for that. Makbullet recorded both wins over hurdles at this track and can figure if taking to fences but Ballycool is 11lb higher than when scoring over track and trip in December and has been well beaten since.
Jet Master (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Held up in rear and in touch, went 3rd from 6th, chased winner before 4 out, mistake 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Witness In Court (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m nov chs (4) sft in Jan.
Smadynium (FR) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, jumped badly left and lost place 6f out, headway and jumped left 2 out, went 2nd run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Alderbrook Lad (10-6) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Inoogoo (IRE) 15-8fav (10-3) Led, tended to jump left, headed 7th, lost place 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, 37l behind Claragh Native (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Desgrey 10-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway 7 out, soon tracked leaders, in 3rd when mistake 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 6l behind Alderbrook Lad (10-6) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Makbullet 33-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, last of 22, well behind Cockney Sparrow (9-9) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Ballycool (IRE) 5-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 4 out, kept on to take 3rd from last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Civil Unrest (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Dartford Warbler (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Tracked winner until 8th, not fluent next, went 2nd again after 4 out, no chance with winner 3 out, dropped to 3rd flat, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Benefit Cut (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) sft in Feb.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, challenged when blundered last, kept on to lead post, won at Kelso 2m 1f (3) gs in Feb beating Croco Bay (11-8) by shd, 7 ran.