Read Aidan Coleman Every Friday racinguk.com Intermediate Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 58.90s
- Off time: 15:40:32
|1st||3 Coozan George||11/4|
|2nd||4 Cousin Guillaume||5||6/4f|
|5||159 11-5||N W Alexander||Mr Kit Alexander (7)||16/1|
Coozan George 56
|5||159 11-5||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||11/4|
Cousin Guillaume (FR) 31
|5||159 11-5||Karen McLintock||R Johnson||6/4f|
Elfego Baca (IRE) 89
|5||159 11-5||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol (7)||9/4|
Il Testone (FR) 229
|5||159 11-5||C Grant||Diarmuid O'Regan (7)||16/1|
Lachlan Mor 38
|5||159 11-5||W Coltherd||Daragh Bourke (7)||40/1|
||5||115||M W Easterby||Harry Bannister||NR|
||5||11-12||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||4/1|
COUSIN GUILLAUME hasn't done a great deal wrong so far and may finally get his head in front where it matters today. The danger may be Coozan George, who will have learned plenty from a course and distance fifth in November and has more scope than Il Testone. Elfego Baca was second in a point-to-point in Ireland in October and makes more appeal than Amazing Eight, who only beat one home at Carlisle, of the others.
Amazing Eight 20-1 (10-7) Always in rear, raced green at times, never on terms, 5th of 6, 13l behind Stonebrook (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Coozan George 9-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 8l behind Theatrical Style (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Cousin Guillaume (FR) 7-2 (11-2) Led, headed over 7f out, pushed along over 3 out, remained close up, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Fly Home Harry (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Always Tipsy Dushyantor gelding out of French Pick.
Il Testone (FR) 20-1 (10-2) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 5th of 9, 23l behind Make Me A Fortune (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Elfego Baca (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Pr & ld, disp 2out, ev ch bef last, no ex close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Sleepy Eye (11-9) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Lachlan Mor 14-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, outpaced final 4f, 6th of 11, 35l behind Mystical Dreamer (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.