EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m
- (4-7yo, 2m, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 10.40s
- Off time: 12:22:25
|1st||1 Fine Rightly||1/10f|
Fine Rightly (IRE) 18
|6||156 11-2||S R B Crawford||Mr S Crawford (3)||1/10f|
Sudski Star (IRE) 24
|6||156 11-2 t||P Griffin||B Hughes||50/1|
The Orange Rogue (IRE) 18
|7||156 11-2||N W Alexander||Brian Harding||10/1|
You'resomedreamer (IRE) 43
|6||156 11-2||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||28/1|
FINE RIGHTLY won a Grade 2 bumper at Navan last month and makes his eagerly-awaited debut over hurdles today. A fine prospect, he looks to be facing a straightforward task as winning pointer The Orange Rogue will need further in time. Sudski Star and You'resomedreamer are the only two with hurdling experience but neither have shown much so far.
Fine Rightly (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tracked leader, led before straight, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, bumped and hampered inside final furlong, soon switched and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Royal Caviar (12-0) at Navan 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) in Dec.
The Orange Rogue (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Keen with leader until led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Stonebrook (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Sudski Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked winner until 3rd, lost place before 4 out, 5th of 7, 23l behind Population (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Dec.
You'resomedreamer (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, reminders and lost place after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Our Boy Ben (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.