Elham Valley And Wye Lions Club Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f 110y
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f 110y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,437 2nd £419 3rd £210
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 48.00s
- Off time: 15:30:34
|1st||4 Rule Of Thumb||11/2|
|2nd||1 Beaujolais Bob||1¾||50/1|
|4||156 11-2 t1||R G Hawker||Robert Hawker (7)||50/1|
I'm A College Boy (IRE) 15
|6||156 11-2||Noel T Chance||J McGrath (5)||6/1|
|5||156 11-2||W Greatrex||Wayne Hutchinson||10/11f|
Rule Of Thumb 24
|4||156 11-2||P Henderson||Nick Scholfield||11/2|
|5||149 10-9||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (5)||3/1|
Reign Silver (IRE) 21
|4||149 10-9||L Carter||F Windsor Clive (5)||66/1|
Sandown runner-up RANTHAMBORE could make the most of his experience to make it third-time lucky at the main expense of Tim Vaughan's Old Vic mare Midsummer Dream, though the latter should be worth noting for future reference when tackling hurdles. I'm A College Boy ran a little better when fourth at Plumpton last month and could make the frame as the remainder, including newcomer Beaujolais Bob, have little to recommend them.
Rule Of Thumb 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on, inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 8l behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Beaujolais Bob Grape Tree Road gelding out of Charliebob.
I'm A College Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders and keen, narrow lead over 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 12l behind Fountains Mary (10-6) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Reign Silver (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Took keen hold in mid-division, lost place and behind 6f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Pepelina (10-12) at Lingfield 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) sft in Nov.
Ranthambore 20-1 (11-0) Soon chasing winner, travelling well and every chance over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, no exrta final furlong, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Wychwoods Brook (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Midsummer Dream Old Vic mare out of Laughing Lesa.