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- (5yo+, 2m 7f, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 1.20s
- Off time: 13:55:11
|1st||4 Drum Valley||9/4f|
|3rd||6 Gate Please||1¾||4/1|
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 25
|7||159 11-5 pt||K C Bailey||E Cookson (5)||133||11/4|
Accordingtojodie (IRE) 36
|8||152 10-12||T Symonds||D F O'Regan||50/1|
Barrick's Hill (IRE) 402
|9||152 10-12 t1||M R Bosley||Nico de Boinville (3)||28/1|
Drum Valley 24
|6||152 10-12||O Sherwood||Thomas Garner (5)||9/4f|
Finch Flyer (IRE) 10
|7||152 10-12 p||A Sadik||Lee Edwards||69||100/1|
Gate Please (IRE) 33
|9||152 10-12 pt||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||4/1|
Lundy Sky 33
|9||152 10-12||A G Newcombe||A Thornton||16/1|
Seymour Legend 24
|8||152 10-12 h||A J Wilson||Nick Scholfield||83||100/1|
Silver Man 19
|7||152 10-12 p||J Hughes||M D Grant||11/2|
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 51
|10||145 10-5 pt||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne||118||9/1|
Up For An Oscar easily won a novices' handicap at Southwell last month and has every chance of defying a penalty in this with Ed Cookson taking off 5lb. Drum Valley got taken off his feet over 2m1f here on his chasing bow and will be happier over this trip. Gate Please may improve for the switch to fences but doesn't have much scope and Lundy Sky has been hard to keep fit. CORONEA LILLY is jumping fences late in life but she stays and won in this grade over hurdles last year. She did contest a couple of point-to-points earlier in her career and could be worth a small bet in this with her allowance.
Drum Valley 6-4 (11-0) Well in rear, jumped slowly 2nd and next, 10 lengths 4th 4 out, mistake and pecked 2 out, plugged on into modest 3rd run-in, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Hallings Comet (11-0) at Worcester 2m beg chase (4) gd in May.
Accordingtojodie (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Led until after 4th, ridden after 7th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Ballyheigue Bay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Gate Please (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Disputed lead until driven and outpaced after 4 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th from 2 out, 4th of 6, 16l behind Anteros (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) In rear, pushed along and headway 11th, went 3rd after 4 out, challenged 3 out, led 2 out, stayed on well from last, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May beating Frizzo (10-11) by 13l, 6 ran.
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, 13th of 17, 46l behind Kingsmere (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Silver Man 28-1 (10-12) With leader, led 6th, headed 8th, tracked leader, ridden after 3 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Top Wood (10-12) at Towcester 2m 6f nov chs (4) gd in May.
Barrick's Hill (IRE) 22-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway 17th, went 2nd when mistake 5 out, every chance before 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 19, 29l behind Charles Bruce (11-3) at Cheltenham 4m 1f hts chs (4) gd in May '13.
Seymour Legend 33-1 (10-3) Mid-division, steady headway approaching 7th, ridden before 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 17, 26l behind Fintan (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, jumped slowly 2nd, lost place when not fluent 4th, ridden after 6th, well beaten 8th, plugged on flat, 5th of 10, 31l behind Teenage Dream (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Lundy Sky 16-1 (11-10) Held up in touch on inside, headway 4 out, ridden to chase leaders before next, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 7, 36l behind Moss On The Mill (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.