Betfred Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,545 2nd £1,047 3rd £524 4th £262 5th £131
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 16.10s
- Off time: 14:10:38
|1st||2 Take The Cash||4/1|
|2nd||1 Enchanted Garden||13||8/13f|
Enchanted Garden 45
|6||163 11-9||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||8/13f|
Take The Cash (IRE) 39
|5||156 11-2||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||4/1|
Thatildee (IRE) 30
|6||156 11-2||C Grant||Ryan Mania||25/1|
Squealy Keely 308
|6||149 10-9||J R Turner||P Buchanan||80/1|
Dermo's Dilemma 10
|4||147 10-7||C Grant||Diarmuid O'Regan (7)||80/1|
Slipper Satin (IRE) 14
|4||147 10-7||Noel Quinlan||Jack Quinlan (3)||122||4/1|
Walkabout Creek (IRE)
||6||11-2||S Gollings||J Reveley||9/2|
ENCHANTED GARDEN has the best form on offer and can defy a penalty. He scored at Market Rasen on his hurdling debut and a winner has already come out of the race. Slipper Satin has won a maiden hurdle at Fakenham but she's disappointed in a couple of subsequent starts, though still looks the main danger given Take The Cash faded badly on his hurdling bow at Catterick. The remainder are even harder to fancy with Thatildee perhaps proving best of them.
Take The Cash (IRE) 11-4 (10-11) In touch on outside, outpaced when hung left over 2f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, 4th of 9, 17l behind Zeroeshadesofgrey (11-1) at Catterick 2m cond NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Enchanted Garden 8-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, headway after 5th, mistake and left 2nd 2 out, closed last, led flat, ridden out, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Fergal Mael Duin (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Slipper Satin (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 27l behind Kilcooley (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb.
Thatildee (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Behind, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Classic Move (11-8) at Catterick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan.
Squealy Keely 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, mistake 2nd, well beaten 6th, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Life And Soul (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Dermo's Dilemma 100-1 (10-0) Towards rear, jumped left 1st, weakened before 5th, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Vieux Lion Rouge (12-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.