Katie Scott Pointing & Emma Dunkley's 18th Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) 2m 2f
- (3yo+, 2m 2f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 17.60s
- Off time: 17:17:48
|1st||6 Push Me||20/1|
|3rd||4 Lucky Sun||13||3/1f|
Fling Me (IRE) 133
|6||166 11-12||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||94||11/1|
Mumgos Debut (IRE) 27
|5||162 11-8||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||90||8/1|
Brae On (IRE) 144
|5||160 11-6||G Bewley||Jonathon Bewley (7)||88||9/1|
Lucky Sun 153
|7||159 11-5||P A Kirby||R McGrath||87||3/1f|
Top Billing 141
|4||157 11-3 p1||N G Richards||Brian Harding||85||8/1|
Push Me (IRE) 34
|6||156 11-2||I Jardine||A P Lane||84||20/1|
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 14
|6||151 10-11||S A Harris||D C Costello||79||9/1|
Laybach (IRE) 25
|9||144 10-4||J S Goldie||Lucy Alexander||72||5/1|
|5||142 10-2||Mrs Dianne Sayer||B Hughes||70||4/1|
||7||11-9||K A Ryan||B Hughes||10/1|
This won't take much winning and it would be no shock if handicap debutant Fling Me were to carry his big weight to victory. Mumgos Debut has hardly beaten a horse home and the youngster Top Billing has been beaten over 100 lengths on his last two starts. STADIUM OF LIGHT has run slightly better in his last two starts at Cartmel and Uttoxeter and that might be enough to see him home in a very poor contest.
Push Me (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Keen hampered first, held up, effort 6th, weakened next, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Capellini (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Discoverie 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, struggling when hit 7th, soon tailed off, 7th of 11, 43l behind Any Given Day (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in May.
Lucky Sun 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, reminders after 2nd, struggling 6th, weakened and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Cawdor House Bert (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 9 ran.
Top Billing 10-1 (10-10) In rear, pushed along 4th, struggling before 5 out, 7th of 9, well behind Beforeall (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Laybach (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Led, ridden approaching 3 out, headed and blundered next, no extra flat, 5th of 9, 9l behind Pollystone (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, every chance before 3 out where not fluent, not fluent and no impression next, 5th of 12, 17l behind Sedgemoor Express (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Brae On (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up, ridden 7th, always towards rear, 9th of 13, 33l behind Jumbo John (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Mumgos Debut (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Led, headed after 4 out, soon regained lead, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, last of 5, 45l behind Call Box (11-8) at Perth 2m 4f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Fling Me (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Behind, reminders after 2nd, went 5th before 2 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 35l behind Life And Soul (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.