Freddie Fowler's 80th Birthday Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,014 2nd £591 3rd £296 4th £148
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 9.34s
- Off time: 13:20:39
|2nd||3 Duke Of Monmouth||¾||16/1|
|10||159 11-5||Lady Herries||R J Killoran||115||13/2|
Cottage Acre (IRE) 176
|8||152 10-12||T R George||Jake Greenall||115||3/1f|
Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 223
|4||152 10-12||C J Mann||Gavin Sheehan (8)||16/1|
Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 18
|5||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (6)||6/1|
Kanturk (IRE) 27
|5||152 10-12||W K Goldsworthy||Brendan Powell (5)||6/1|
Kusadiki (IRE) 211
|5||152 10-12||Miss E C Lavelle||Conor Quish (8)||12/1|
No Through Road 236
|4||152 10-12||M Scudamore||J Kington||200/1|
Super Ken (IRE) 240
|4||152 10-12||C Gordon||Tom Cannon (3)||9/1|
Trop Fort (FR) 13
|4||152 10-12||D Pipe||C O'Farrell (3)||9/2|
West Bay Hoolie 250
|5||152 10-12||Mrs H R J Nelmes||C J Davies (5)||200/1|
Hibba (USA) 164
|4||145 10-5||C Gordon||Peter Carberry||100/1|
Hidden Pleasure 8
|6||145 10-5||Mrs P N Dutfield||Matt Griffiths||100/1|
Jinksy Minx 226
|4||145 10-5||Miss S Smith||Joshua Moore||92||40/1|
Kauto The Roc (FR)
||6||10-12||A King||Peter Hatton||11/4|
Cleaver won over a slightly shorter trip here in May and looked in need of the run when a well-beaten fourth behind Arab League over C&D recently. Soft ground won't be a problem and Lady Herries' charge is a leading contender today, despite the penalty. But we narrowly prefer KANTURK, who did nothing wrong when runner-up to Theatrical Star on his hurdling debut at Chepstow and can only improve. Winning pointer Finnegan Paddy has something to prove after failing to land the odds in a Plumpton bumper while chaser Cottage Acre may be having a confidence-booster here after pulling up on his latest start at Perth in May.
Kusadiki (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) In touch on outside, driven and outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 15, 8l behind Harry Topper (10-5) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, edged right and faded 2f out, 11th of 15, 15l behind Turbo Du Ranch (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Kanturk (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Led, mistake and ridden 7th, pushed along before 3 out, driven before 2 out, soon pressed, hung left before last, headed last, continued to hang left and no extra flat, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Theatrical Star (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Super Ken (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Chasing leader when left in lead after 4f, made rest, ridden and pressed over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on well to assert final furlong, won at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Mar beating Ashes House (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 2-9fav (11-0) Tracked leader, pushed along to join leader 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied towards finish, 2nd of 3, 3/4l behind Mad George (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Cottage Acre (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Prominent, hit 6th, mistake 11th (water), weakening when mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sotovik (10-4) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in May, 9 ran.
Cleaver 5-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, under pressure approaching 2 out, soon one pace, 4th of 6, 21l behind Arab League (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Trop Fort (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Always behind, 9th of 12, well behind Fingal Bay (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct.
No Through Road 100-1 (10-7) Held up, weakened after 6th, 11th of 12, well behind Alta Rock (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
West Bay Hoolie 80-1 (11-3) Pulled hard soon in rear, hard driven halfway, soon beaten, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Destroyer Deployed (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Hibba (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 10f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 24l behind Spinning Waters (8-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May (flat).
Hidden Pleasure 150-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, lost place approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Johns Spirit (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd in Oct.
Jinksy Minx 5-2fav (10-8) Held up in 4th when blundered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Gainsborough's Art (10-0) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 7 ran.