32Red Juvenile Hurdle (For the Chatteris Fen Trophy) 2m 110y
- (4yo, 2m 110y, Class 2, 8 runners)
- Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693 5th £346 6th £174
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 35.30s
- Off time: 14:53:20
|3rd||9 Royal Skies||8||3/1j|
Violet Dancer 40
|4||160 11-6||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||132||5/1|
Baradari (IRE) 40
|4||156 11-2||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||3/1j|
Memberof (FR) 102
|4||156 11-2||A King||W Hutchinson||11/1|
After Eight Sivola (FR) 26
|4||152 10-12||Nick Williams||R Johnson||50/1|
Alco Sivola (FR) 50
|4||152 10-12||Nick Williams||D A Jacob||8/1|
|4||152 10-12 p||C E Longsdon||Kielan Woods||122||20/1|
Muhtaris (IRE) 58
|4||152 10-12||J P Ferguson||Sam Twiston-Davies||10/3|
Royal Skies (IRE) 41
|4||152 10-12||J P Ferguson||Jack Quinlan||3/1j|
||4||116||S Gollings||T Scudamore||128||NR|
Chris Pea Green
||4||10-12||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||12/1|
Handiwork failed to land a hat-trick at Ascot last month but beat the re-opposing ROYAL SKIES a length at Wetherby before that. The latter was having his first start since September, however, and can take revenge on better terms in this Triumph Hurdle trial. John Ferguson's charge also has the beating of Harristown but may find stablemate Muhtaris harder to beat as he made a winning start over timber at Fontwell in December. Violet Dancer was outclassed in Grade 1 company last time but this is more his level and Baradari is yet another to consider in a competitive affair having opened his account in good style at Newbury last time.
Handiwork 11-8fav (11-8) Took keen hold tracking leader, led before 4th, increased tempo before 4 out, joined next, ridden and headed 2 out, readily held before next, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Astre De La Cour (10-12) at Ascot 2m 4yo hdl (3) hvy in Jan.
Harristown 5-2 (11-5) Led, hit 3 out, ridden when headed after next, weakened last, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Handiwork (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Baradari (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Held up in last pair, smooth headway tracking leaders 4 out, challenged next, led on bit after 2 out, clear before last, ridden out, won at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec beating Cadoudoff (11-8) by 5l, 5 ran.
Royal Skies (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led after 4 out, ridden and hard pressed before last, headed flat, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Handiwork (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Violet Dancer 11-4 (11-0) Held up in touch in 4th, took keen hold, challenging when not fluent 4 out, beaten 2 out, no extra before last, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Le Rocher (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Dec.
After Eight Sivola (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Blundered 1st, tracked leader, led briefly and blundered 3rd, chased leader, led and hit 3 out, headed before next, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 27l behind Goodwood Mirage (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Alco Sivola (FR) 10-1 (10-12) In touch, jumped slowly 3rd, hit 3 out, chased leaders, 4th of 14, 10l behind Dawalan (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Muhtaris (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, effort approaching last, stayed on under pressure to lead cloing stages, won at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Sun Wild Life (10-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Memberof (FR) 4-6fav (11-5) Led, not fluent 1st, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Hawk High (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.