Racing UK Lady Riders' Selling Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.50s
- Off time: 13:45:23
Drussell (IRE) 15
|8||166 11-12||M R Bosley||Miss Alice Mills (7)||95||3/1|
|5||161 11-7 b||Dr R D P Newland||Miss A Stirling (7)||90||13/8f|
|8||158 11-4 pt||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Emma Sayer (5)||87||16/1|
Vertueux (FR) 9
|9||156 11-2 p||A W Carroll||Lucy Alexander||85||5/2|
Devil At Midnight (IRE) 46
|6||145 10-5||R Drake||Miss Samantha Drake (5)||74||8/1|
|11||140 10-0 t||M C Chapman||Miss G Swan (7)||59||66/1|
||7||11-12||F O'Brien||Miss A Stirling||5/1|
None of these exactly set the pulse racing and DRUSSELL's 13-length defeat at Stratford looks the best recent form on offer - he gets the vote dropped in class. Dalmo has won won of these events before but that was back in 2012 while Vertueux's only win over timber so far was even further back in 2010. The latter has slipped down the weights along with Vinomore, but it's impossible to make any sort of case for the remaining pair.
Dalmo 33-1 (11-1) In rear, tailed off before 7th, 11th of 14, 48l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Drussell (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, effort approaching 3 out, ridden and one pace in 4th when blundered last, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 13l behind Watt Broderick (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Vertueux (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Led until before 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 9, 33l behind Lost In Newyork (9-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
Vinomore 33-1 (10-6) Always towards rear,, last of 7, well behind Short Takes (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Devil At Midnight (IRE) 200-1 (10-11) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Un Ace (11-2) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb, 11 ran.
Simplified 100-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, hit 3 out, 9th of 10, 37l behind Boondooma (10-9) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Mar.