SIS Live 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 54.14s
- Off time: 15:40:28
|1st||5 Volt Face||9/4|
|2nd||4 St Dominick||3¾||25/1|
Buckhorn Timothy 9
|5||154 11-0||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||9/1|
|5||154 11-0||J A B Old||M D Grant||150/1|
Rody (FR) 38
|9||154 11-0 t||T R George||Aodhagan Conlon (5)||130||8/1|
St Dominick (IRE) 115
|7||154 11-0||Miss J Du Plessis||James Best (3)||25/1|
Volt Face (FR) 26
|5||154 11-0 h||D Pipe||T Scudamore||9/4|
Rothman (FR) 67
|4||153 10-13||P F Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||132||5/6f|
|7||147 10-7||R J King||Tom Cannon||66/1|
||4||10-13||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||1/2|
Rothman easily won at Pau in January and has now been sent to Paul Nicholls. He could be anything but his form has yet to be franked and VOLT FACE is a viable alternative in this. He was a decent sort in bumpers and has run well in both starts over timber. Buckthorn Timothy has also won a bumper but unseated his rider on his hurdles bow and winning chaser Rody is in need of a confidence-booster.
Volt Face (FR) 3-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, held up toward srear, headway 4th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, ridden and stayed on same pace run in, 5th of 18, 5l behind Gentleman Jon (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
St Dominick (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Keen early, held up behind in touch, headway on inside 4f out, soon chased leaders, every chance when hung left inside final 2f, no extra in 4th final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Tara Road (10-11) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Rody (FR) 22-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden after 5th, well beaten from 4 out, 8th of 9, 49l behind Poole Master (10-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.
Buckhorn Timothy 7-2 (11-0) Chasing leaders when went badly right and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Attwaal (11-3) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Rothman (FR) (10-7) won at Pau(FR) 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Jan beating Royal Fet (10-5) by 5l, 14 ran.
Revouge 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, bumped 1st, mistake next, ridden and struggling from 5th, last of 10, 47l behind Spyder (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Morebutwhen 80-1 (10-10) Prominent, hampered 1st, mistake and lost place 4th, pulled up after, in a race won by Monkey Kingdom (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.