Katie Scott Pointing & Emma Dunkley's 18th Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) 2m 2f
- (3yo+, 2m 2f, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 17.90s
- Off time: 16:45:42
|1st||9 Honourable Gent||28/1|
|3rd||6 Dynamic Drive||3||40/1|
Rhymers Stone 218
|5||166 11-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Grant Cockburn (7)||95||8/1|
Blue Kascade (IRE) 168
|6||163 11-9||A M Thomson||J Reveley||92||4/1|
Maggie Blue (IRE) 160
|5||160 11-6||Mrs H O Graham||Callum Bewley (7)||89||22/1|
Mrs Grass 40
|6||158 11-4||J C Haynes||J Kington (3)||87||100/1|
Vodka Red (IRE) 129
|5||157 11-3 t||R Johnson||K Johnson||86||11/1|
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 40
|6||155 11-1 ht||M A Barnes||S Mulqueen (7)||84||40/1|
Sendiym (FR) 5
|6||150 10-10 b||Mrs Dianne Sayer||B Hughes||79||2/1f|
Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 40
|5||150 10-10 bt||P A Kirby||R McGrath||79||4/1|
Honourable Gent 27
|5||146 10-6 h||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||75||28/1|
Precision Strike 9
|3||140 10-0 v||R C Guest||Adam Nicol (5)||85||10/1|
||7||11-9||K A Ryan||B Hughes||10/1|
SENDIYM has only shown moderate form over hurdles but it was a different matter over fences at Sedgefield on Tuesday when he won easing down by nine lengths. He can race from the same mark here so is taken to follow up. Mr Mistopheles had shown nothing before attracting a little support and beaten a short-head by Deny at Sedgefield in August when Dynamic Drive unseated his rider three out. He should improve again and can take a hand while Vodka Red produced his best effort to date at Wetherby in May and has the scope to make progress this season.
Honourable Gent 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, with leader 4th, quickly weakened 3 out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind It's A Mans World (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Sendiym (FR) 6-4fav (10-9) With leader, led 4 out, not fluent 2 out, drew well clear between last 2, comfortably, won at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Cara Court (11-0) by 9l, 5 ran.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Always behind, badly hampered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Deny (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug, 9 ran.
Vodka Red (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) In rear, smooth headway 4 out, every chance 2 out, kept on from last, not quicken, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Bunratty (11-1) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Rhymers Stone 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 30l behind Supreme Asset (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 9, shd behind Deny (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Blue Kascade (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, effort 4 out to before next, weakened before last, 8th of 13, 24l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, headway 3 out, mistake and no impression 2 out, 9th of 11, 27l behind All That Remains (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Precision Strike 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, plugged on and never dangerous, 3rd of 7, 31l behind Hi Candy (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Mrs Grass 100-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Sky Khan (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.