Smart-GF Kids Beacon Of Hope Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 35.10s
- Off time: 16:02:51
|1st||3 Chalk It Down||10/11f|
|2nd||4 Mr Shantu||4||7/1|
Lucky Landing (IRE) 5
|8||164 11-10||T Coyle||D C Costello||123||11/2|
Chalk It Down (IRE) 78
|5||162 11-8 t1||W Greatrex||A P McCoy||121||10/11f|
Mr Shantu (IRE) 9
|5||161 11-7 v1||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||120||7/1|
|10||147 10-7||R J Price||R Johnson||106||10/3|
Parc Des Princes (USA) 32
|8||146 10-6 b||N G Richards||Harry Challoner (3)||105||10/1|
||8||1112 bt||D Pipe||Non Runner||125||NR|
Get Home Now
||5||10-11||P Bowen||T J O'Brien||3/1|
A P McCoy has already won twice on Chalk It Down and keeps the partnership intact as Warren Greatex's charge returns from a short break. Iguacu was clearly suited by the step up in trip at Stratford as he won by 16 lengths. This is a hotter contest, however, while McCoy could presumably have ridden Mr Shantu if he'd been inclined. HAWKHILL usually races in much better company and is back on a winning mark. He gets the nod today as Lucky Landing has been struggling to get his head in front lately and Parc Des Princes is also on a bit of a losing run.
Hawkhill (IRE) 15-2 (10-6) Pressed leader, led after 3 out, headed before next, no extra last, 7th of 13, 28l behind Purple Bay (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Jul.
Chalk It Down (IRE) 11-10fav (11-8) Mostly tracked leader, slight peck 4th, led before 3 out until hit 3 out and headed, rallied to regain lead 2 out, headed before last, about 1 length down and driven when left in clear lead at the last, last, driven out, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May beating Fantasy King (11-12) by 8l, 9 ran.
Mr Shantu (IRE) 3-1fav (11-11) Led, headed 5 out, ridden before last, regained lead run-in, kept on and headed last 75 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Get It On (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Iguacu 7-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, raced keenly, headway 3 out, went 2nd before next, led approaching last, soon clear, won at Stratford 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jul beating Exitas (11-11) by 16l, 8 ran.
Parc Des Princes (USA) 11-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 38l behind Solway Sam (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, effort 4 out, driven 2 out, one pace approaching last, no chance with leaders flat, 4th of 5, 14l behind Sedgemoor Express (11-1) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.