Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 1, 18 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 to Soft (National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 2.60s
- Off time: 16:15:15
|1st||1 Beat That||6/1|
|2nd||4 Cole Harden||4||16/1|
Beat That (IRE) 119
|6||158 11-4||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||142||6/1|
|6||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||135||8/1|
|5||158 11-4 p1||N A Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch||129||80/1|
Cole Harden (IRE) 23
|5||158 11-4 t||W Greatrex||G Sheehan||135||16/1|
Deadly Sting (IRE) 47
|5||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||D C Costello||100/1|
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 198
|9||158 11-4||N F Glynn||Andrew J McNamara||136||50/1|
Giantofaman (IRE) 36
|6||158 11-4 b||D T Hughes||D J Condon||140||14/1|
Killala Quay 23
|7||158 11-4||C E Longsdon||R Johnson||143||11/2|
Mondo Cane (IRE) 32
|7||158 11-4||C T Pogson||A Pogson||150/1|
Port Melon (IRE) 139
|6||158 11-4||P F Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies||17/2|
Racing Pulse (IRE) 61
|5||158 11-4||J J Quinn||T Scudamore||140||9/1|
|6||158 11-4||A M Thomson||Ryan Mania||155||7/2f|
The Last Samuri (IRE) 72
|6||158 11-4||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||131||25/1|
Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 33
|5||158 11-4 t||B I Case||L P Aspell||128||50/1|
Tistory (FR) 34
|7||158 11-4||N J Henderson||D Bass||132||16/1|
Walk On Al (IRE) 26
|6||158 11-4 p1||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||129||25/1|
Tagrita (IRE) 48
|6||151 10-11||P F Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||135||16/1|
|8||151 10-11||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||141||33/1|
At Fishers Cross (IRE)
||6||11-4||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||11/8|
This is a big day for Sandy Thomson as Seeyouatmidnight attempts to give him the biggest win of his career to date. The six-year-old extended his winning run under Rules to three with victory in the Grade 2 Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock and is a leading contender here having earlier beaten the odds-on Racing Pulse by nine lengths at Musselburgh. Killala Quay was fourth in the Neptune Investment Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham having beaten Beat That at Sandown in December. He could be a threat if staying the longer trip while Tagrita and Toubeera are interesting with their mares' allowance. Capote is unbeaten but upped in class while Port Melon was a bit disappointing when only third at Cheltenham in November and hasn't been seen since. GIANTOFAMAN won on good to soft ground at Thurles in November so should handle today's quicker surface and could be the value bet in this if his jumping holds up. He stayed on strongly to land a Grade 2 in February over 2m4f.
Beat That (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Tracked leading pair, not fluent 5th, went 2nd going well approaching 2 out, led narrowly between last 2, mistake last, soon headed and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Killala Quay (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Dec.
Cole Harden (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Led, went left 1st, headed 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, no extra before last, 7th of 15, 15l behind Faugheen (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Seeyouatmidnight 6-1 (11-6) Made all, ridden before 2 out, held on well, won at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Mickie (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Capote Evensfav (11-4) Pressed leader, not fluent 4 out, led before 3 out, clear from next, canter, won at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar beating Saint Breiz (11-2) by 24l, 3 ran.
Killala Quay 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, chased leaders when mistake 3 out and again next, ridden and stayed on flat, no impression, 4th of 15, 6l behind Faugheen (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Racing Pulse (IRE) 4-11fav (11-1) Not fluent, tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 9th, ridden 3 out, no impression and well held flat, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-1) at Musselburgh 3m nov hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Walk On Al (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Always handy, went 2nd 3 out, led before next, soon edged right, went slightly left and bumped rival last, hung left and headed flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Algernon Pazham (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Tagrita (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Prssed leader, travelling well before 2 out, led 2 out, edged left to outside before last, soon in command, ridden out, won at Wincanton 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Feb beating Cannon Fodder (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
The Last Samuri (IRE) 4-9fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Rare Legend (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.
Port Melon (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway when not fluent 2 out, effort and every chance between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair flat, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Creepy (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Nov.
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Prominent, mistake 3rd, on terms 5 out and soon led, joined 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Lots Of Memories (10-9) at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Sep.
Giantofaman (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Led, disputed from 5 out, close 3rd 2 out, ridden to lead before last, soon clear, comfortably, won at Thurles 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Gallant Tipp (11-3) by 8l, 7 ran.
Mondo Cane (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Cloud Creeper (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Deadly Sting (IRE) 6-4fav (11-3) Held up in rear, pushed along after 5th, reminders 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 6, 12l behind Maison De Ville (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Chased leader, led 2 out, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Glowinginthedark (11-2) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Tistory (FR) 8-11fav (11-9) Mid-division, closed 2nd, went 2nd after 4th, led on bit before omitted last, easily, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Tsar Alexandre (10-13) by 6l, 9 ran.
Toubeera 20-1 (11-10) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened quickly soon after 3 out, 8th of 13, 41l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.
Cogry 66-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden after 7th, well behind after 3 out, 8th of 18, well behind Very Wood (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.