County Marquees Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places (watered).
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 53.80s
- Off time: 15:06:37
|1st||2 Sinbad The Sailor||10/1|
|3rd||3 Fix It Right||7||9/2|
Bravo Bravo 12
|6||166 11-12 b||Mark Gillard||Nico de Boinville (5)||115||10/1|
Sinbad The Sailor 7
|8||164 11-10||George Baker||Trevor Whelan (5)||113||10/1|
Fix It Right (IRE) 183
|5||162 11-8||Miss E C Lavelle||G Sheehan (3)||111||9/2|
Gap Of Dunloe (IRE) 39
|5||158 11-4 pt||P Bowen||R Johnson||107||8/1|
Bold Raider (IRE) 33
|6||157 11-3||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||106||4/1f|
Tarvini (IRE) 31
|8||157 11-3 p||Jonjo O'Neill||J Huxham (10)||106||7/1|
Blowing A Hoolie (IRE) 464
|5||155 11-1 p||Mrs S Leech||James Best (3)||104||50/1|
Thornton Alice 31
|8||153 10-13||R T Phillips||W Hutchinson||102||10/1|
Nez Rouge (FR) 71
|12||151 10-11||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||100||12/1|
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 196
|7||146 10-6 t||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||95||5/1|
Changing Lanes 20
|10||140 10-0 vt||D A Rees||Paul Moloney (ex1)||88||25/1|
||7||1010 p||J G M O'Shea||Conor Shoemark||99||NR|
Gap Of Dunloe landed a class 4 handicap at Newton Abbot in July and didn't run badly when stepped up a grade at Ffos Las. BOLD RAIDER responded well to AP McCoy's driving at Fontwell and though 7lb higher is progressing enough to defy the extra. His stable also run Tarvini, who stays extreme distances as he showed when scoring over 3m3f at Newton Abbot from today's rival Thornton Alice, who may be suited by the shorter trip. Bravo Bravo has to be a threat as he was in cracking form earlier this year and will be better for his reappearance over a trip much too short. Fix It Right has an absence to overcome but starts from a fair mark and there looks more to come.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in last, not fluent 5th, ridden after 4 out, never in contention, 6th of 11, 28l behind Go Amwell (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Sinbad The Sailor 3-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 9l behind Makhzoon (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun '11.
Tarvini (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Disbuted lead until ridden to lead before last, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug beating Thornton Alice (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Fix It Right (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2 out, still well there when mistake last, 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Minella Special (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Raced wide in touch, ridden and held in 6th when blundered badly and stumbled 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 9, 21l behind Brunette'sonly (10-6) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Thornton Alice 9-2 (11-5) Disputed lead until headed before last, soon ridden, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Tarvini (11-2) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Changing Lanes 28-1 (10-5) Prominent, led after 2nd, not fluent 7th, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 16l behind Diamond's Return (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Bold Raider (IRE) 5-6fav (11-9) Tracked leading pair, definite 3rd at 7th, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, driven ahead close home, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gf in Aug beating Franklino (11-12) by nk, 4 ran.
Blowing A Hoolie (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Mid-division on inside, driven after 3 out, went 4th after next, no impression, went left last, 4th of 9, 12l behind Another Kate (10-10) at Hereford 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun '12.
Nez Rouge (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Led until 2nd, prominent, not fluent 6th, led before 3 out, soon headed, no impression on winner from home turn, one pace, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Executive's Hall (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Bravo Bravo 11-2 (10-11) Led until before 6th and dropped to 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, went left and bumped 2 out, stayed on to 2nd approaching last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Dragon's Den (10-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Gap Of Dunloe (IRE) 11-4 (10-11) Held up in 4th, headway after 4 out, challenged next, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last, 5th of 6, 9l behind Benbane Head (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.