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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 48.00s
  • Off time: 15:30:34
Full result
Result 15:30 Folkestone
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Rule Of Thumb 11/2
2nd 1 Beaujolais Bob 50/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1
Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Beaujolais Bob
  • T:R G Hawker
  • J:Mr Robert Hawker
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 t1 R G Hawker Mr Robert Hawker (7) 50/1
2 9-74
White, Royal Blue spots on sleeves, Royal Blue cap I'm A College Boy (IRE) 15
  • T:Noel T Chance
  • J:Jeremiah McGrath
  • Form: 9-74
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Noel T Chance Jeremiah McGrath (5) 6/1
3 62
Yellow, blue stars on body Ranthambore 24
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 62
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 W Greatrex W Hutchinson 10/11f
4 7-06
White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Rule Of Thumb 24
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 7-06
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 P Henderson Nick Scholfield 11/2
5
Dark green, beige diamond, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap Midsummer Dream
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 3/1
6 9
Yellow, Black disc, hooped sleeves, Black cap Reign Silver (IRE) 21
  • T:L Carter
  • J:Mr F Windsor Clive
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 L Carter Mr F Windsor Clive (5) 66/1

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.