32Red Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 51.40s
- Off time: 15:20:21
|8||166 11-12||A Reid||J E Moore||115||20/1|
Workbench (FR) 4
|6||166 11-12 t||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||115||5/4f|
Vermouth Bleu (FR) 74
|5||163 11-9||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||112||5/1|
Bedouin Bay 40
|7||161 11-7||J Farrelly||Mr Robert Hawker (7)||110||10/1|
Parc des Princes (USA) (ex7) 7
|8||160 11-6||N G Richards||N D Fehily||102||9/2|
Minella Special (IRE) 18
|8||154 11-0||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||103||7/2|
Parc Des Princes easily landed a seller over course and distance last week but now has a penalty and has never won off a mark this high. WORKBENCH may well have won over hurdles at Fontwell last Thursday had he not swerved after jumping the last. He'd won over fences here previously and must be worth another chance. Vermouth Bleu is starting to come down the weights but Bedouin Bay prefers a softer surface and Ascendant hasn't run over hurdles for more than two years.
Workbench (FR) 11-8fav (11-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, driven to challenge after 3 out, every chance next, led last, headed when swerved right on run in, soon rallied, just failed, 2nd of 5, shd behind Marju's Quest (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Ascendant 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, soon went 3rd and kept on, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Fair Trade (11-4) at Kempton 2m NH flat (4) std in Jan '13.
Parc des Princes (USA) 11-4 (10-12) Held up in chasing group, went 2nd after 3 out, closed next, led before last, clear flat, comfortably, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in Aug beating Helamis (10-3) by 7l, 5 ran.
Bedouin Bay 8-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway on outside after 4 out, driven to chase leaders next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 44l behind In The Rough (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Minella Special (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 24l behind Barton Stacey (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
Vermouth Bleu (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Held up in rear, mistake 3 out, went 3rd before 4f out, one pace from over 1f out, last of 5, 6l behind Sedgemoor Express (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.