Coral Backing 'Macmillan Cancer Support' Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 110y
- (5-7yo, 2m 110y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,754 2nd £515 3rd £258 4th £129
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 8.20s
- Off time: 15:55:32
|2nd||1 Be Bop Boru||2¼||9/2|
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 40
|6||161 11-7||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||9/2|
|6||161 11-7||V R A Dartnall||R Mahon (3)||9/2|
Bob Ford (IRE) 27
|6||154 11-0||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||11/8f|
Johncan (IRE) 252
|7||154 11-0||Miss N L-Beavis||D Bass||100/1|
Splash of Ginge
|5||154 11-0||N A Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch (7)||14/1|
Winged Crusader (IRE)
|5||154 11-0||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||3/1|
|5||147 10-7||D Brace||Donal Fahy||33/1|
Village Vic (IRE)
||4||11-0||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||5/4|
Something was clearly amiss with SEEBRIGHT when he was well beaten at Exeter last May. He'd impressed earlier when scoring at Towcester and his debut run at Fontwell has worked out well. He can repay with interest the decision to keep him to bumpers for the time being. Be Bop Boru made it third-time lucky at Ludlow in November but more is needed here under a penalty while pointer Bob Ford makes his debut under Rules. Jockey bookings suggest Winged Crusader is the pick of his yard's two runners today but both may just need this, though are still preferred to fellow newcomer Oh Suzannah and Johncan.
Seebright 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 4f out, 11th of 14, 43l behind Three Old Amigos (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden out, won at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) sft in Nov beating Devil's Dyke (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Bob Ford (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld/disp until 2nd aftr 8th, ld again 4out, sl adv bef 2out until jnd when lft clr last, so, won at Avaune 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Clontead Cross (11-4) by 12l, 14 ran.
Splash of Ginge Oscar gelding out of Land Of Honour.
Oh Suzannah Generous mare out of La Lambertine.
Winged Crusader (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of Reine Berengere.
Johncan (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) (cp) wl bhnd when pu 11, in a race won by Woeful Dancer (12-0) at Parham 3m ptp gs in Apr, 6 ran.