Manor House Somerset Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 15 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 42.00s
- Off time: 16:30:14
|1st||3 The Happy Warrior||3/1f|
|2nd||13 Until The Man||23||14/1|
|3rd||9 Kingsfold Flare||1¼||11/2|
Straits Of Messina (IRE) 14
|5||166 11-12||T Symonds||Felix De Giles||100||5/1|
Key To Milan 141
|8||164 11-10 pt||C J Down||Giles Hawkins (3)||98||10/1|
The Happy Warrior 24
|6||162 11-8||R H Buckler||Gary Derwin (7)||96||3/1f|
Henwood (IRE) 16
|6||161 11-7||C L Tizzard||Lewis Gordon (10)||95||17/2|
Who Am I 25
|8||161 11-7||Mrs D A Hamer||T J O'Brien||95||33/1|
Vexillum (IRE) 36
|5||160 11-6 h||S Hodgson||J M Davies||94||33/1|
Top Chief 98
|6||160 11-6||M G Rimell||Killian Moore (5)||94||33/1|
|11||157 11-3||Mrs L J Young||R T Dunne (3)||91||25/1|
Kingsfold Flare 22
|7||151 10-11||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||85||11/2|
Shaddaii (FR) 36
|8||148 10-8 t||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham||82||17/2|
Applause For Amy (IRE) 16
|7||146 10-6||Mrs K M Sanderson||Mr J Bargary (7)||80||18/1|
Cnoc Moy (IRE) 302
|10||144 10-4 t||Mrs H E Rees||S P Jones||78||40/1|
Until The Man (IRE) 15
|7||143 10-3 b||Miss N L-Beavis||M Goldstein||77||14/1|
Free Falling 38
|8||142 10-2 v||A J Lidderdale||W Kennedy||76||14/1|
Genuine Art 12
|7||140 10-0||Lucy Jones||Thomas Garner (5)||68||100/1|
The Happy Warrior is a consistent performer at this level and is unlikely to be far away again. Straits Of Messina is usually thereabouts as well while Kingfold Flare doesn't look badly treated but Key To Milan has a bit to prove on his first run since November. SHADDAII ran a cracker in a jumper's bumper at Lingfield in February considering it was his first start since July last year. If that has brought him on, Caroline Keevil's grey could be worth a bet off his current mark.
The Happy Warrior 3-1fav (11-1) Led, hit 4th, headed 3 out, chased leaders, driven and one pace in 4th before 2 out, rallied to modest 3rd 2 out, driven and stayed on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Area Access (9-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Until The Man (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 17, 45l behind Invicta Lake (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Kingsfold Flare 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear, effort 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 27l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Key To Milan 50-1 (10-12) Held up, blundered 4th, last and behind when mistake 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Valdez (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov, 8 ran.
Fintan 5-1 (11-10) Took keen hold and held up well off the pace in rear, mistake 2nd, steady headway after 4 out, went 3rd approaching next, not fluent 2 out, well held when fell last, in a race won by Capisci (11-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
Applause For Amy (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 5th of 13, 26l behind Bob Keown (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Shaddaii (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Very Noble (11-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Henwood (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and bumped after 9th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Bob Keown (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Straits Of Messina (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden before 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Take The Crown (10-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Vexillum (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 34l behind Exemplary (11-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Cnoc Moy (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leader, challenged 4 out, led before next, ridden and headed after 3 out, lost 3rd and weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 11, 31l behind Planetoid (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Genuine Art 40-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 4th, ridden 3 out, well beaten when not fluent next, 9th of 12, 49l behind Watt Broderick (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Top Chief 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place after 4th, soon ridden, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by He's The Daddy (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
Who Am I 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, weakened before 5th, 9th of 11, well behind Good of Luck (10-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Free Falling 4-1 (10-0) Led until 8th, soon ridden chasing leaders, weakening when hit 3 out, lost poor 3rd 2 out, 5th of 9, 33l behind Barton Rose (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.