Premier Traffic Management 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 46.40s
- Off time: 12:25:39
|1st||11 Rowdy Rocher||12/1|
|3rd||1 Stormin Exit||12||4/1|
Stormin Exit (IRE) 21
|8||159 11-5||J S Goldie||G Lee||127||4/1|
Dark Glacier (IRE) 234
|6||152 10-12||C Grant||Brian Harding||6/4f|
Four Fiddlers (IRE) 29
|6||152 10-12||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (7)||111||14/1|
George My Friend 167
|5||152 10-12||S Waugh||Gary Rutherford (7)||50/1|
King Kalium (IRE) 196
|5||152 10-12||D W Whillans||Callum Whillans (7)||200/1|
Mini Beck 256
|12||152 10-12||A M Thomson||C I Gillies||115||18/1|
Raggios Boy 229
|5||152 10-12||F P Murtagh||Henry Brooke (5)||250/1|
Ravens Secret 29
|6||152 10-12||J Wade||Daryl Millar (10)||11/1|
Ros Castle (IRE) 21
|5||152 10-12||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||20/1|
Rowdy Rocher (IRE) 28
|5||152 10-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||12/1|
Tarlan (IRE) 244
|5||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||Timmy Murphy||10/3|
Money Dieu (IRE) 229
|6||145 10-5||S Marshall||M J McAlister||250/1|
Sported And Played (IRE) 358
|8||145 10-5||Mrs L B Normile||A L Voy (5)||200/1|
||6||1012||Mrs A Hamilton||B Hughes||103||NR|
||6||11-12||Mrs R Dobbin||G Lee||4/1|
Dark Glacier was first past the post in three bumpers last season before finding the company too hot at the Cheltenham Festival. He's an interesting newcomer as is Rowdy Rocher, who was successful between the flags in the spring and made a successful debut under Rules in a Hexham bumper last month. Ravens Secret ran well at big odds when just beaten at Carlisle, while there should be more to come from Ros Castle. Stormin Exit is a decent chaser and won with a bit in hand back over the smaller obstacles over C&D three weeks ago but we fancy a big run from TARLAN. Bought for £75,000 after strolling to victory in an Irish point-to-point in March, he'll be expected to pay his way under Rules.
Dr Flynn (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Took keen hold, headway to chase winner after 3rd, lost 2nd before 2 out, mistake stumbled and weakened 2 out, 6th of 10, 27l behind Bow Badger (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Rowdy Rocher (IRE) 85-40fav (10-11) In touch, headway 7f out, led over 2f out, ran on well, won at Hexham 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Race (4-6yo) (5) gd in Oct beating Lady Of Verona (10-4) by 6l, 7 ran.
Tarlan (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, gd prog to ld 2out, kow str, won at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Farbreaga (12-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Stormin Exit (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Made all, hit 7th, kept on well froom last, won at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Milano Supremo (11-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Ravens Secret 66-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, went 5th before 2 out, headway before last, chased winer from last, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Priceless Art (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Ros Castle (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 13l behind Boruler (10-11) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Dark Glacier (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Chased leader, lost place when not much room on inside halfway, soon behind, stayed on into mid-division final 2f, no impression, 14th of 24, 31l behind Cheltenian (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Mini Beck 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, left in lead 5th, joined when blundered badly and headed 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 29l behind Mr Syntax (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Sported And Played (IRE) 80-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear on outside, headway approaching 4th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Along Came Rosie (10-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov '10.
King Kalium (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Prominent, lost place approaching 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Nelson's Chief (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr, 12 ran.
George My Friend 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 10, 22l behind Anitopia (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Raggios Boy 150-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division on inner, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 15, well behind Nodform Richard (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Money Dieu (IRE) 80-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 6f out, 13th of 15, well behind Nodform Richard (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Four Fiddlers (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 9, 14l behind Priceless Art (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.