32Red Casino Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 27.30s
- Off time: 16:30:10
|1st||6 Themanfrom Minella||11/4f|
Benzel (IRE) 24
|6||156 11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||7/2|
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 39
|6||156 11-2 b1||C E Longsdon||Aidan Coleman||117||3/1|
Pirates Cay 666
|7||156 11-2||A King||R Thornton||10/1|
Rossoneri (IRE) 112
|7||156 11-2||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||13/2|
Silver Gent (IRE) 35
|6||156 11-2||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||7/1|
Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 53
|5||156 11-2 t||B I Case||D A Jacob||11/4f|
||6||11-2||N J Henderson||A P McCoy||15/8|
All of these have already shown some ability. Benzel led for a long way on his debut under Rules at Doncaster while Rossoneri only found one too good at Market Rasen in November. THEMANFROM MINELLA gave the impression a step up in distance was required when third to Diamond King over 2m at Doncaster in January. He gets a tentative vote ahead of Glowinginthedark, who hasn't really built on a debut second at Carlisle. Silver Gent was odds-on for a Sedgefield bumper in January but found the trip too short. He should win races and may hold a fitness advantage over another winning pointer Pirates Cay.
Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 4 out, in 3rd and one pace from before last, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Diamond King (11-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Tracked leader to 4th, in touch, effort 3 out, soon chased winner briefly, outpaced in 3rd approaching next, ridden to regain 2nd between last 2, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 15l behind Templebraden (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Benzel (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led, headed before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 10, 18l behind Vaniteux (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Pirates Cay 5-2 (12-0) Ww rr, smooth prog on inner bef 4out, prog to chall when lft in ld 2out, row, easily, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in May '12 beating Whole Nine Yards (12-0) by 5l, 12 ran.
Silver Gent (IRE) 4-5fav (11-4) With leader on inner, soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Royal Supreme (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Rossoneri (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) In rear, headway 4th, ridden to chase clear winner when hit 2 out, no chance, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Shantou Magic (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.