East Farndon Selling Hurdle 2m
- (4-7yo, 2m, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 50.40s
- Off time: 13:40:17
|2nd||5 The Society Man||¾||22/1|
Erin Dancer (IRE) 427
|7||158 11-4||Ferdy Murphy||Tony Kelly (5)||100||14/1|
|6||158 11-4 v||M Appleby||R Mahon (3)||114||5/4|
|5||152 10-12 vt||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||113||Evsf|
|7||152 10-12 p||B P J Baugh||T J Phelan||78||66/1|
The Society Man (IRE) 307
|5||152 10-12||S-J Davies||L Treadwell||86||22/1|
||4||1012||N B King||T E Whelan||98||NR|
||5||10-5||G McPherson||T Molloy||11/2|
REACTION and Architrave are clear at the weights. The former faced a stiff task in a handicap at Cheltenham last time but had been the cosy winner of a seller at Stratford before that and gets the vote back in similar company. The latter made a decent comeback at Exeter but disappointed at the same track on his latest start while Wom has found one too good in a couple of sellers recently and it's likely to be the same story here. The remainder make no appeal on current form and are up against it on today's terms anyway.
Wom 5-1 (11-3) Held up, headway approaching 5th, outpaced and hanging right after 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd last, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Rowlestone Lad (11-5) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Reaction 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, driven along after 4th, went left 2 out and weakened soon after, 8th of 16, 17l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov.
The Society Man (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leader until 2nd, close up until ridden and towards rear 5th, never on terms after, 6th of 10, 24l behind Songsmith (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Architrave 9-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd briefly 4th, outpaced 8th, plugged on from 2 out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Farmer Matt (10-2) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Erin Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 12, well behind Weetfromthechaff (10-10) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct '11.
Magnitude 66-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.