Santander Supports J. Amer & M. Sweeney Novices' Hurdle (Paxtons Hurdle Series Qualifier) 2m 5f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 7.80s
- Off time: 14:50:54
|1st||2 Bright Abbey||6/4f|
|2nd||3 Cloudy Joker||¾||9/2|
Bright Abbey 11
|5||159 11-5||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Lucy Alexander||125||6/4f|
Cloudy Joker (IRE) 26
|5||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||105||9/2|
Harrison's Cave 41
|5||152 10-12 h||C Grant||Henry Brooke||13/2|
Larteta (FR) 20
|4||152 10-12||Mrs S J Humphrey||Jack Quinlan (3)||106||7/4|
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 28
|7||152 10-12 p1||A Crook||J Kington (3)||89||66/1|
||6||1112 t||Tim Vaughan||Mr B Gibbs||112||NR|
||4||11-5||J M Jefferson||Harry Haynes||5/2|
BRIGHT ABBEY failed to take advantage of favourable terms and land the odds at Market Rasen in August but gets another chance here. This looks an easier task as Koultas King arrives in fine form chasing a hat trick, but has plenty to find with the selection at the weights. There was little to separate Larteta and Cloudy Joker when they finished third and fourth here respectively on their latest starts but both have some improving to do if they're to trouble the principals.
Koultas King (IRE) 4-11fav (11-5) Made all, pushed along after 7th, hanging left from before 3 out, driven clear from last, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep beating Moon Trip (10-11) by 9l, 3 ran.
Bright Abbey 4-5fav (11-5) Tracked winner, not fluent 3rd, lost 2nd before next, went 2nd again 6th, not fluent next, ridden after 3 out, one pace and no impression before 2 out, stayed on flat, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Wake Your Dreams (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Cloudy Joker (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Led, not fluent 6th or 7th, ridden 2 out, soon headed, no impression on winner before last, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Red Eyes (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, last of 14, well behind Urban Kode (11-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Larteta (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Led until after 2nd, prominent, challenged 3 out, led next, headed and mistake last, weakened flat, 7th of 14, 9l behind Diamond's Return (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Harrison's Cave 16-1 (8-11) Held up, headway 9f out, led 8f out, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 4th of 9, 7l behind Platinum (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug (flat).