Rural Living Show 23rd March Claiming Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 42.00s
- Off time: 13:45:44
|2nd||5 Oscar Gogo||8||9/2|
|3rd||4 Bellflower Boy||8||6/4f|
|8||164 11-10||A Dunn||Paul Moloney||124||5/1|
Comical Red 31
|5||164 11-10||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||150/1|
Corres (IRE) 15
|6||162 11-8 bt||P Fitzsimons||J M Davies||50/1|
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 8
|10||159 11-5 bt||Dr R D P Newland||A P McCoy||135||6/4f|
Oscar Gogo (IRE) 52
|11||159 11-5 p||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)||122||9/2|
Red Jade 33
|8||159 11-5||K Burke||Mr J Barber (7)||120||3/1|
|5||155 11-1||Mark Gillard||Jake Hodson (7)||87||33/1|
Stir On The Sea (IRE) 278
|7||152 10-12||J D Frost||Hadden Frost||81||20/1|
BELLFLOWER BOY has been in poor form over fences but is rated much higher over hurdles. He'll handle the ground and the booking of AP McCoy suggests a return to form is expected. Arrayan is another who should appreciate the return to hurdling though both Oscar Gogo and Worcester winner Red Jade have the beating of him on today's terms. It's difficult to make a serious case for any of the remainder with Revaader perhaps proving best of them.
Arrayan 66-1 (10-11) Soon in touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 23l behind Rysbrack (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Oscar Gogo (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Led until 7th, weakened quickly, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Stow (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Reluctant to race and always in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Milo Milan (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Revaader 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 3rd 5th, ridden after 3 out, no extra next, 5th of 9, 13l behind Strictly (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Comical Red 200-1 (11-5) Prominent, jumped right and mistake 1st, weakened 6th, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Saphir Du Rheu (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Corres (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, reminders before 7th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Joseph Mercer (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Red Jade 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division, struggling 5th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gevrey Chambertin (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Stir On The Sea (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) 3rd of 12, 9l behind Normansmistress (11-7) at Flete Park 2m 4f ptp gs in May.