32RedPoker.com Maiden Hurdle 2m 5f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 30.30s
- Off time: 14:40:33
|1st||4 Carole's Destrier||11/8|
|2nd||5 Cloud Creeper||16||6/5f|
|3rd||7 Westerly Breeze||20||9/1|
Amazing Scenes (IRE) 17
|5||160 11-6||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||33/1|
Anshantor (IRE) 25
|8||160 11-6||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (3)||20/1|
Arfur Didit (IRE) 304
|6||160 11-6||Mrs S J Humphrey||Jack Quinlan (3)||40/1|
Carole's Destrier 26
|6||160 11-6||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne (3)||119||11/8|
Cloud Creeper (IRE) 36
|7||160 11-6||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||120||6/5f|
|7||160 11-6||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||7/1|
Westerly Breeze (IRE) 38
|6||160 11-6||M Keighley||Ian Popham||9/1|
Zaffaran Rain (IRE) 44
|5||153 10-13||K F Clutterbuck||D Crosse||66/1|
In common with most of John Ferguson's hurdlers, Shubaat was a decent sort on the Flat but returns from a lengthy absence here. CLOUD CREEPER sets a very fair standard on his seconds at Southwell and Fontwell and deserves a change of luck. He's narrowly preferred to Carole's Destrier, who has also shown decent form and has been knocking on the door. Westerly Breeze was third at Ludlow on his reappearance and looks the pick of the remainder.
Carole's Destrier 7-2 (10-9) Tracked leader, disputed lead 6th, led narrowly 3 out, ridden and headed last, no extra flat, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Aubusson (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Cloud Creeper (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, led after 3 out, mistake 2 out, edged right before last, went left at hurdle, edged left and driven flat, 1 length up towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 8, hd behind Junction Fourteen (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Westerly Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before last, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Theatrebar (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Nov.
Arfur Didit (IRE) 17-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 8f out, lost place over 4f out, soon in rear, 5th of 7, 20l behind Ballyhooley Boy (10-11) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Anshantor (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Led until 5 out, weakened next, 8th of 18, 42l behind Champagne West (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Zaffaran Rain (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 3 out, weakened after, tailed off before 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Spirit Oscar (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov, 7 ran.
Amazing Scenes (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and weakened after 4 out, modest 5th, 5th of 10, 45l behind Knock House (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Shubaat 12-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, led 6f, chased leader, driven along 4f out, ridden and hung right inside final 2f, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 27l behind Motivado (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug '12 (flat).