Ladbrokes Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554 5th £277 6th £139
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 16.73s
- Off time: 15:15:13
|1st||2 Jumps Road||13/2|
|2nd||5 Kuda Huraa||nk||16/1|
Roman Flight (IRE) 17
|6||166 11-12 v||David Dennis||Kieron Edgar (5)||132||8/1|
Jumps Road 21
|7||165 11-11||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||131||13/2|
|6||163 11-9 t||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||129||11/8f|
Seventh Sky (GER) 14
|7||159 11-5 t||C J Mann||N D Fehily||125||7/2|
Kuda Huraa (IRE) 280
|6||157 11-3||A King||W Hutchinson||123||16/1|
|6||157 11-3 p1||Ian Williams||A P McCoy||123||6/1|
||6||11-3||Miss R Curtis||P E Corbett||14/1|
Bodega got off the mark over hurdles at Ludlow last month at the fifth attempt but most of his rivals also arrive in decent form. Roman Flight only found Figaro half-a-length too good at Musselburgh but the winner has let the form down since and he's 5lb higher now. Seventh Sky wasn't beaten far at Wincanton last time while it would be no surprise to see the lightly-raced Kuda Huraa run well after a break and he makes more appeal than Jumps Road. TIQRIS was second in a Listed contest at Exeter last month after winning easily at Wetherby in January. He doesn't look badly treated on those efforts so gets the vote.
Jumps Road 33-1 (10-11) Never better than mid-diviison, 10th of 20, 17l behind Splash of Ginge (10-3) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Kuda Huraa (IRE) 2-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 5th, led 2 out, ridden and edged right before last where not fluent, edged left flat, stayed on well, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr beating Rayvin Black (10-7) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Bodega 11-4fav (11-2) Led until 2nd, with leader until led again 4th, jumped left 3 out, hung left before last, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Vermouth Bleu (10-6) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Seventh Sky (GER) 10-1 (11-11) Took keen hold, not fluent 1st, held up towards rear, headway travelling well after 3 out, switched right and went 3rd before last, driven and stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Aldopicgros (10-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Roman Flight (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway on bit before 3 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Figaro (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Tiqris 7-2 (11-9) Chased clear leader, not fluent 6th, 6 lengths down 2 out, led last, driven and headed flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Vibrato Valtat (11-3) at Exeter 2m 1f Listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Feb.