Visit Pompadour Racecourse Anglo French Challenge Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle (Gentleman Amateurs) 2m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 1f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,712 2nd £527 3rd £263
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 44.90s
- Off time: 14:30:31
|3rd||1 On The Feather||3||11/2|
On The Feather 15
|6||166 11-12 v||Jim Best||Mr A J Berry||93||11/2|
Splendid Life (FR) 372
|7||162 11-8 pt||F lagarde||Mr C Coste||89||9/1|
Benefit Game (IRE) 22
|8||158 11-4||R G Hawker||Mr J Barber (5)||85||25/1|
|6||157 11-3 t1||A Middleton||Mr C Deutsch (7)||84||9/1|
Mezarat (ITY) 22
|7||154 11-0 t||M Gates||Mr N De Boinville (3)||81||10/1|
Coverholder (IRE) 309
|5||146 10-6||Tim Vaughan||Mr Matthew Barber (5)||73||5/4f|
The Saucy Snipe 320
|6||142 10-2||D O'Brien||Mr F Mitchell (5)||69||33/1|
Snow Patrol 27
|11||141 10-1 hb||N Dunger||Mr C P Shoemark (5)||68||5/1|
|9||140 10-0||D O'Brien||Mr J Pearce (7)||55||33/1|
Splendid Life (FR)
||6||11-9||F lagarde||Mr C Coste||33/1|
Gallic raider SPLENDID LIFE won this at 33/1 last year but hasn't raced since. However, she's unlikely to have travelled across the Channel unless she was race-fit and a repeat may be on the cards with little worthwhile opposition to threaten. On The Feather is a possible exception as she finished third at Plumpton last month while Snow Patrol stayed on late when fourth at Chepstow but none of the others have shown much of late.
Fitandproperjob 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 8th of 11, 38l behind Un Bon P'tit Gars (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Oct.
Achieved 12-1 (10-0) In rear, headway 5th, chased leader 10th, ridden and weakened 3 out, unseated rider last, in a race won by Peyekashe (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in May, 7 ran.
On The Feather 7-2fav (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Petit Ecuyer (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Coverholder (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 5th of 7, well behind Diocles (11-11) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Splendid Life (FR) 33-1 (11-9) Left 3rd and slightly hampered 2nd, stayed in 3rd behind clear leader, hit 6th, ridden to dispute modest 2nd from 2 out, closed and about 1 length down when left in slight lead last, driven clear flat, won at Folkestone 2m 1f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11 beating Munich (10-2) by 3l, 6 ran.
Benefit Game (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Mezarat (ITY) 14-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 5th when left modest 3rd 2 out, ridden and weakened betwen last 2, 6th of 14, 30l behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
The Saucy Snipe 20-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 6th and under pressure when fell 4 out, in a race won by Well Green (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Snow Patrol 16-1 (10-1) Took keen hold early, chased leaders until outpaced before 4 out, went modest 4th and not fluent next, kept on under pressure flat, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 9, 11l behind Old Magic (10-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.