32Red.com Handicap Hurdle 3m 2f
- (4yo+, 3m 2f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 10.10s
- Off time: 13:10:28
|1st||1 Mudita Moment||7/4f|
Mudita Moment (IRE) 32
|9||166 11-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||110||7/4f|
Cloudingstar (IRE) 38
|7||161 11-7 t||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||105||5/2|
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 186
|7||159 11-5||M E Sowersby||G Sheehan (3)||103||33/1|
Bebinn (IRE) 42
|7||156 11-2||B I Case||C Poste||100||13/2|
Genstone Trail 46
|8||154 11-0||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||98||10/3|
Carmela Maria 16
|9||146 10-6 b||M E Sowersby||Joe Colliver (5)||90||28/1|
||11||112||R Curtis||Hadden Frost||100||NR|
||8||11-12||M Keighley||Ian Popham||6/1|
Mudita Moment only just got the best of Sweet Boy Vic at Plumpton last time to land a double. But he's been raised a further 11lb so CLOUDINGSTAR makes more appeal here. The latter finished third in what looked a more competitive event at Haydock last time and Jonjo O'Neill's charge should make another bold bid off the same mark. Elegant Olive took advantage of a slide down the weights to score over track and trip in November so a 7lb rise could be her undoing and Bebinn may prove a bigger threat after a better effort at Towcester last time. Genstone Trail is out of sorts but has the past form to figure.
Elegant Olive 5-1 (11-5) Held up, headway from 9th, challenged 2 out, soon led, hard pressed flat, held on, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov beating Iconic Rose (10-13) by hd, 9 ran.
Mudita Moment (IRE) 4-6fav (12-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led and jumped badly right 2 out, pressed before last, kept on gamely run-in, won at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Sweet Boy Vic (10-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Bebinn (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden before 5th, struggling 3 out, rallied from next, went 2nd flat, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind He's The Daddy (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f (4) hvy in Dec.
Cloudingstar (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 4 out until after 2 out, lost 2nd and stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Moscow Presents (11-9) at Haydock 3m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in Dec.
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Led, headed when jumped slowly and reminders 3rd, led again after 5th, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 9th of 13, 22l behind Green Bank (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Genstone Trail 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 8th, ridden and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 11, 19l behind Night Of Passion (10-12) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Carmela Maria 25-1 (10-13) In rear, struggling after 4th, lost touch and pulled up after 7th, in a race won by Rocky Stone (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 15 ran.