Racing Welfare Racehorse Owners 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f
- (3yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 33.20s
- Off time: 13:40:28
|1st||7 Call Me Sir||9/2|
|2nd||1 Be All Man||3½||11/2|
|3rd||6 Typhon De Guye||16||13/8f|
Be All Man (IRE) 261
|5||166 11-12||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (3)||105||11/2|
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 25
|7||166 11-12||D Pipe||P J Brennan||105||5/1|
Head Spin (IRE) 7
|4||162 11-8||J W Mullins||A Thornton||101||11/1|
Power Man (IRE) 216
|7||161 11-7||S D Dixon||W P Kavanagh (3)||100||10/1|
Typhon De Guye (FR) 21
|5||160 11-6||M Keighley||A P Cawley||99||13/8f|
Call Me Sir (IRE) 35
|10||156 11-2||Mrs S Gardner||Miss L Gardner (7)||95||9/2|
Washed Out (IRE) 201
|7||152 10-12||P Rich||J M Davies||91||66/1|
|6||146 10-6||Miss V Williams||R T Dunne (3)||85||28/1|
||6||117||J S Smith||D A Jacob||100||NR|
Water Garden (FR)
||5||11-4||D Pipe||Timmy Murphy||5/4|
There wouldn't be a great deal between most of these at their best but TYPHON DE GUYE is relatively unexposed and in form, coming here off the back of a first win over a longer trip at Taunton three weeks ago. He can defy a 10lb rise in the weights with Be All Man, Fortuna Rose and Power Man all making their seasonal reappearance. Basil Fawlty's third at Market Rasen last month was his best effort to date while Newton Abbot winner Call Me Sir didn't run badly at Stratford last month but has risen a further pound since.
Fortuna Rose 12-1 (10-12) Prominent, wandered 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 16, 18l behind Night Rose (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Call Me Sir (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Be All Man (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Prominent, not fluent 5th, ridden and weakening when hit 3 out, 5th of 10, 34l behind Katchmore (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Typhon De Guye (FR) 7-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 9th, led 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov beating Orion Express (10-13) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Head Spin (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, hit 4th, soon lost place and hit next, behind 7th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Majala (11-0) at Taunton 2m Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov, 7 ran.
Generalise 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, pushed along after 2nd, soon lost place, behind when blundered 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 44l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Pulled hard, held up in rear, headway to challenge winner 2 out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Dark Energy (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Nov.
Washed Out (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Wl bhnd to 12; rem 3rd 2 out; no ch, 5th of 11, 30l behind Before The War (11-7) at Lower Machen 3m ptp gs in May.
Power Man (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Raced wide, led, mistake and headed 5th, chased leaders until weakened soon after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Hindon Road (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May, 13 ran.