Foot Anstey Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.20s
- Off time: 12:55:19
|1st||1 Portway Flyer||1/2f|
|2nd||5 Pass Muster||5||2/1|
Portway Flyer (IRE) (ex7) 2
|5||169 12-1||Ian Williams||G Sheehan (3)||99||1/2f|
Bedouin Bay 12
|6||161 11-7||J Farrelly||Jon Park (7)||98||40/1|
Railway Vic (IRE) 174
|6||158 11-4||J D Frost||Hadden Frost||95||33/1|
Pass Muster (ex7) 7
|6||157 11-3||P A Kirby||Adam Nicol (5)||87||2/1|
Arguidos (IRE) 17
|9||149 10-9 t||Mrs D A Hamer||A Conlon (5)||86||50/1|
Pagham Belle 20
|5||147 10-7 t||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||84||16/1|
||6||1112||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||103||NR|
After a second easy win within six days at Ludlow on Wednesday, few will want to oppose PORTWAY FLYER. His penalty is unlikely to be an obstacle in this grade. Pass Muster also carries extra and is upped in class after scoring at Musselburgh but he's travelled a long way for this. Pagham Belle was second at Chepstow two runs ago but it's difficult to make a case for many of the others on recent form.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Keen early, in touch, lost place when not fluent 3 out, weakened next, 10th of 11, 41l behind Amore Alato (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Nov.
Portway Flyer (IRE) 4-9fav (11-13) Tracked leaders on outside, challenged after 4 out, led before next where went left, drew clear on bit approaching 2 out, easily, won at Ludlow 2m 5f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd beating Motou (11-2) by 7l, 7 ran.
Pass Muster 7-1 (10-8) Always prominent, challenged 5th, led 3 out, drew clear from next, not fluent last, easily, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov beating Cadore (11-5) by 11l, 11 ran.
Bedouin Bay 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden 4 out, headway next, hampered 2 out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 26l behind Lamblord (11-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Railway Vic (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Gd hdwy 11; wknd 2 out, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Gallaflynn (12-0) at Torrington Farmers 3m ptp gf in Jun.
Arguidos (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, led 5th to before next, chased leading pair, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, 4th and weakened when hit next, 4th of 7, 25l behind Ruby Valentine (10-1) at Fakenham 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Pagham Belle 7-2fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, 5 lengths 4th and looked held when stumbled and fell just after 3 out, in a race won by Poetic Power (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 10 ran.