Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Amateur Riders' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,369 2nd £1,045 3rd £522 4th £261
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 16.60s
- Off time: 14:10:42
Dark Dune (IRE) 14
|6||172 12-4||T D Easterby||Mr W Easterby (5)||132||4/7f|
|6||172 12-4 b||D McCain Jnr||Mr H Stock (7)||126||9/4|
|5||160 11-6||B Ellison||Miss H Bethell (3)||33/1|
Ride The Range (IRE) 20
|5||160 11-6||C Grant||L Hall (7)||8/1|
||4||11-12||D McCain Jnr||Mr N Slatter||6/5|
Franciscan was out of his depth at Kelso last time and will find this easier. But it's difficult to get away from DARK DUNE, who bolted up over course and distance two weeks ago having travelled strongly throughout. He still appears to be heading in the right direction. Ride The Range went close at Newcastle last month but Grandiloquent may need more time.
Franciscan 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders on outside, reminder 3rd, ridden and weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Clever Cookie (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs in Mar.
Ride The Range (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden before last, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Master Red (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Dark Dune (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Mid-division in 4th, headway before 4 out to chase leader, led before 2 out, clear before last, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Benzanno (11-6) by 21l, 9 ran.
Grandiloquent 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, dropped to last pair and driven 4th, struggling 6th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Angelot Du Berlais (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan '13.