Nomad Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 59.40s
- Off time: 12:45:48
|1st||6 Hint Of Mint||10/1|
|2nd||3 Uhlan Bute||6||15/8|
|3rd||2 Milo Man||nk||11/10f|
Ashes House (IRE) 19
|8||166 11-12 p1||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||125||4/1|
Milo Man (IRE) 57
|6||166 11-12||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||11/10f|
Uhlan Bute (FR) 25
|6||166 11-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||127||15/8|
Alwayslookback (IRE) 35
|5||159 11-5||Mrs R Gasson||Benjamin Poste (5)||100/1|
|5||159 11-5||B Pauling||Kielan Woods (3)||100/1|
Hint Of Mint 33
|5||159 11-5||Nick Williams||W Hutchinson||10/1|
Hollywood All Star (IRE) 22
|5||159 11-5||G McPherson||Felix De Giles||100/1|
|5||152 10-12||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (3)||20/1|
Last Chance Ranch 33
|4||147 10-7 h||D Shaw||O Garner (7)||100/1|
Ravens Nest 28
|4||147 10-7||B Pauling||D Bass||50/1|
||5||11-5||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||6/5|
MILO MAN has run twice on heavy ground and won easily both times including when making all on his hurdling debut at Carlisle. This is a bit trickier but he has scope for better things and will take some beating. Uhlan Bute landed a Southwell maiden after arriving from France then ran an excellent race at Sandown. He started favourite for a handicap at Cheltenham last time but never got into the action. Ashes House ran very poorly at Towcester last time but had several fine runs previously and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him bounce back. Hint Of Mint ran very well at Wincanton last time but is untested on ground this heavy.
Hint Of Mint 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd well before 2 out, closed and hit 2 out, lost 2nd approaching last, 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Stand To Reason (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Uhlan Bute (FR) 7-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 2 out, weakening when hit last, 7th of 9, 45l behind The Skyfarmer (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Dec.
Milo Man (IRE) 4-5fav (10-12) Made all, clear before last, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov beating Greensalt (10-12) by 5l, 10 ran.
Cantony 100-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, never on terms, well held by leading pair before next, 4th of 15, 30l behind Legacy Gold (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Ashes House (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Raced keenly, led narrowly 2nd, headed 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 11, 50l behind Mountain Tunes (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Benefitofhindsight 66-1 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, just about in touch before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Garrahalish (10-12) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Last Chance Ranch 100-1 (10-5) Always behind, weakened 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Handiwork (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Ravens Nest 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, one pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Mixed Message (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Alwayslookback (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) In rear, mistake 1st, not fluent and well behind from next, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind No Such Number (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Hollywood All Star (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Mid-division, chased leaders after 5th, soon outpaced, 6th and beaten when hit last (usual 2 out), 7th of 14, 33l behind It's A Doddle (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.