32Red Casino Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 56.50s
- Off time: 13:40:13
|1st||5 Benalex Park||14/1|
|2nd||2 Pass Muster||1¾||11/4|
The Starboard Bow 652
|7||166 11-12 p||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||103||8/1|
Pass Muster 28
|7||165 11-11||P A Kirby||Adam Nicol (5)||102||11/4|
Cadore (IRE) 35
|6||163 11-9 p||Mrs L B Normile||Grant Cockburn (7)||100||5/2f|
Inniscastle Boy 35
|5||154 11-0 v||J S Goldie||G Bartley||91||25/1|
Benalex Park 29
|5||153 10-13 bt||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||90||14/1|
Flogarose (FR) 13
|5||149 10-9||Mrs L B Normile||D C Costello||86||15/2|
Bow Fiddle (IRE) 165
|8||148 10-8||P Holmes||Joe Colliver (5)||85||40/1|
Knockturnal (IRE) 31
|6||146 10-6 b1||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||83||14/1|
Shan Valley (IRE) 57
|8||144 10-4||W Coltherd||Daragh Bourke (7) (ex1)||81||5/1|
||11||1010 p1||N G Richards||B Harding||87||WD|
Home Run (GER)
||5||12-7||D Pipe||F J Hayes||6/4|
PASS MUSTER looks the one to beat in a modest handicap. He beat Cadore by 11 lengths over course and distance in November and, though now 15lb worse off, went on to chase home the progressive Portway Flyer at Exeter. Shan Valley should strip fitter for her comeback third over track and trip and a market move for either Inniscastle Boy or Benalex Park would be interesting but veteran That'll Do Nicely is returning from a break.
That'll Do Nicely (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, jumped right last, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 14l behind Morning Time (10-9) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Benalex Park 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, no extra from 3 out,, 13th of 15, 48l behind Afatcat (10-11) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Pass Muster 2-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Portway Flyer (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Dec.
Knockturnal (IRE) 80-1 (10-2) Held up in touch, pushed along before 4 out in rear, soon outpaced, last of 5, 47l behind Reves D'amour (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f cond nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Shan Valley (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 5th, chased winner from 4 out, lost 2nd run-in when no impression, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Civil Unrest (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Cadore (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 3 out, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 11l behind Pass Muster (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Flogarose (FR) 14-1 (9-7) Led, joined after 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, no chance with front pair when lost 3rd last, weakened flat, 5th of 8, 15l behind Sparkling Hand (10-6) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Dec.
Inniscastle Boy 66-1 (11-0) Behind, outpaced after 4 out, never on terms, weakened after next, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Mandarin Sunset (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Bow Fiddle (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4th, weakened approaching last, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Smart Ruler (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
The Starboard Bow 6-1 (11-12) Led in start, raced wide, headway to lead 3rd, headed 6th, chased winner until approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 39l behind Pinerolo (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar '12.