C & D Southwest Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 37.98s
- Off time: 15:55:08
|1st||2 Dunraven Storm||4/1|
|2nd||7 Phantom Prince||2¼||11/1|
|3rd||8 Dovils Date||2¾||9/1|
Fiendish Flame (IRE) 328
|10||166 11-12||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||137||20/1|
Dunraven Storm (IRE) 20
|9||164 11-10||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||135||4/1|
Foxcub (IRE) 22
|6||161 11-7||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||132||14/1|
Sporting Boy (IRE) 185
|6||158 11-4 t||J Farrelly||Tom Cannon||129||8/1|
Shammick Boy (IRE) 13
|9||158 11-4||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||129||20/1|
Solar Impulse (FR) 22
|4||157 11-3 t||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (3)||135||15/8f|
Phantom Prince (IRE) 19
|5||151 10-11||B G Powell||A Tinkler||122||11/1|
Dovils Date 24
|5||148 10-8||Tim Vaughan||Alan Johns (10)||119||9/1|
Dragon's Den (IRE) 8
|7||143 10-3 h||C J Down||Paul Moloney||114||11/2|
Fiendish Flame, Dovils Date and Sporting Boy all like to force the pace so there'll be no hanging about here. A fast pace would probably suit Foxcub, who stays well, while Phantom Prince won over 2m2f at Fontwell last month. Shammick Boy isn't out of this and Dunraven Storm is eased in grade but SOLAR IMPULSE had no luck when seventh in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham and can get back to winning ways as Dragon's Den has been struggling to get his head in front this season.
Dunraven Storm (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear of mid-division, outpaced 2 out, never on terms, 14th of 28, 19l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Phantom Prince (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, blundered 3 out, 2nd soon after, led before 2 out until 2 out, chased leader, hampered on near side rail between last 2 and switched left soon after, stayed on under pressure to lead final 150 yards, won going away, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar beating Ourmanmassini (10-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Dovils Date 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led after 1st, made rest, hit 3rd, good jump 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar beating Foggy's Wall (11-9) by 7l, 4 ran.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) 4th of 19, 10l behind Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Solar Impulse (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division, hampered 2nd, headway approaching 4th, slightly hampered 2 out, edged right and stayed on same pace flat, 7th of 24, 6l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Foxcub (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) In touch on outside, jumped right 3rd, driven after 4 out, blundered and lost place next, soon weakened, tailed off, 23rd of 28, well behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Shammick Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders until outpaced approaching 2 out, no impression after, 4th of 6, 13l behind Volnay De Thaix (11-12) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Sporting Boy (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Always handy, led after 3 out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Sep beating Zalgarry (11-4) by 8l, 11 ran.
Fiendish Flame (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Led, hit 3 out, ridden before 2 out, pressed run-in, kept on gamely, caught post, 2nd of 13, hd behind Bocciani (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in May.