Injured Jockeys Fund 50th Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 1f
- (4yo, 2m 1f, Class 1, 15 runners)
- Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300 5th £2,660 6th £1,330 7th £660 8th £340
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 12.83s
- Off time: 14:00:50
|1st||10 Guitar Pete||13/2|
Activial (FR) 40
|4||154 11-0||H Fry||N Fehily||137||11/2|
Agreement (IRE) 24
|4||154 11-0||Miss R Curtis||Patrick Corbett||66/1|
Baradari (IRE) 22
|4||154 11-0||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||134||25/1|
Broughton (GER) 20
|4||154 11-0 h||J P Ferguson||A P McCoy||138||9/1|
Calipto (FR) 20
|4||154 11-0||P F Nicholls||S Twiston-Davies||148||7/2f|
Clarcam (FR) 22
|4||154 11-0 ht||G Elliott||D N Russell||133||14/1|
Commissioned (IRE) 40
|4||154 11-0 b||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||131||16/1|
Dispour (IRE) 46
|4||154 11-0 b1||D McCain Jnr||W Hutchinson||124||100/1|
Fox Norton (FR) 110
|4||154 11-0||Nick Williams||R Johnson||146||5/1|
Guitar Pete (IRE) 20
|4||154 11-0 v||D T Hughes||P Carberry||144||13/2|
|4||154 11-0 p||S Gollings||Nick Scholfield||130||66/1|
Hawk High (IRE) 22
|4||154 11-0 p||T D Easterby||B Hughes||138||10/1|
|4||154 11-0||B Pauling||D Bass||100/1|
Violet Dancer 22
|4||154 11-0||G L Moore||J E Moore||130||40/1|
Aurore D'estruval (FR) 47
|4||147 10-7||J J Quinn||T Scudamore||133||10/1|
||4||10-7||A King||W Hutchinson||10/1|
Calipto was sent off a marginal favourite for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham but didn't enjoy much luck. After being hampered by a faller, his stirrup leather broke when he had every chance turning for home and Daryl Jacob couldn't ride out a finish. It would be no surprise if the Paul Nicholls gelding reversed that form with Guitar Pete and he should again beat Broughton but may find ACTIVIAL a tougher prospect this time around. Calipto beat Harry Fry's charge at Newbury in December but the latter stepped up on that effort when easily beating Commissioned in a Grade 2 at Kempton and may have the greater scope. Fox Norton, another Grade 2 winner, is also interesting while Hawk High won the Fred Winter at The Festival when Baradari, Handiwork and Violet Dancer were all behind. Clarcam was leading when falling two out, however, and would have place prospects with a clear round.
Guitar Pete (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) In touch, joined leader 3rd, led narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Tiger Roll (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Clarcam (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged 3 out, led when fell next, in a race won by Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar, 24 ran.
Calipto (FR) 11-2fav (11-0) Mid-division, hampered 2nd, tracked leaders 5th, in touch when stirrup leather broke and rider lost irons approaching 2 out, ridden and tried to challenge before last, soon no impression, 4th of 15, 9l behind Tiger Roll (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Commissioned (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, steady headway on inside approaching 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, switched left approaching last, went 2nd last, ridden and no impression when hung left under pressure flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Activial (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
Aurore D'estruval (FR) 6-4fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 1st, regained 2nd after 4 out, challenged on bit 2 out, every chance last, ridden run-in, kept on one pace, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Abracadabra Sivola (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Fox Norton (FR) 5-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 3 out, ridden run-in, just held on, won at Doncaster 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) gd in Dec beating Broughton (10-12) by hd, 5 ran.
Dispour (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Disputed lead 3f, chased clear leader, lost 2nd over 3f out, steadily faded under pressure well over 1f out, 6th of 13, 31l behind My Tent Or Yours (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Feb.
Activial (FR) 9-4fav (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd travelling well soon after 2 out, led between last 2, ridden and stayed on strongly to forge clear flat, won at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb beating Commissioned (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Violet Dancer 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, hampered 2nd, soon in touch, not fluent and every chance 3 out, no impression last, 10th of 24, 9l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Hawk High (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, challenged approaching last, led flat, driven out, won at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar beating Katgary (11-1) by 3/4l, 24 ran.
Broughton (GER) 13-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear on inside, headway after 3 out, outpaced after next, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 25l behind Tiger Roll (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Agreement (IRE) 2-1 (10-7) Prominent early, tracked leaders, lost place 4th, closed from 5th, led approaching last, soon headed, led again at hurdle, driven out, won at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs in Mar beating Mandy's Boy (10-7) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Handiwork 33-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching last, stayed on, never involved, 9th of 24, 7l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Rhamnus 14-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-9) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec (flat).
Baradari (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway from 2 out, ran on well flat, going on towards finish, 5th of 24, 5l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.