newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 26.00s
- Off time: 14:41:02
|1st||7 Mister Fantastic||11/2|
|2nd||5 Hold The Bucks||7||3/1f|
Lucky Sunny (IRE) 35
|11||166 11-12 h||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||105||4/1|
Cridda Boy 92
|8||166 11-12 t||R Woollacott||T J O'Brien||105||5/1|
Kaki Island (IRE) 24
|6||165 11-11||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||104||7/2|
Bedouin Bay 14
|7||164 11-10||J Farrelly||Brendan Powell||103||17/2|
Hold The Bucks (USA) 22
|8||160 11-6||D Steele||G Sheehan (3)||99||3/1f|
Special Report (IRE) 112
|4||157 11-3||N P Mulholland||N D Fehily||102||22/1|
Mister Fantastic 12
|8||142 10-2||D Burchell||R T Dunne (3) (ex1)||81||11/2|
LUCKY SUNNY has never won over hurdles but has won a bumper and twice over fences. He's rated 5lb lower than over the larger obstacles and should be good enough to take this. Hold The Bucks has been in good form but will have to defy a further 7lb rise if he's to complete the hat-trick while Kaki Island is 3lb higher than when second at Chepstow. Bedouin Bay also still looks too high in the weights and may need a bit further.
Mister Fantastic 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, pushed along after 2nd, weakened before 4 out, 10th of 16, 38l behind Take The Crown (10-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Hold The Bucks (USA) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, ridden and ran on, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar beating Little Roxy (10-4) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Lucky Sunny (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) In lead when pitched and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Divine Intavention (11-6) at Catterick 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb, 7 ran.
Bedouin Bay 8-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, ridden and effort approaching 3 out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 10, 21l behind Rugged Jack (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Cridda Boy 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind The Happy Warrior (9-9) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Special Report (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Always behind, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 10th of 12, well behind Muhtaris (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Kaki Island (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Soon led, headed before 3 out, led again and not fluent at hurdle, jumped left and mistake last, headed close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Rosslyn Castle (10-11) at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.