NSPCC School Service Intermediate Hurdle 2m 6f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 32.40s
- Off time: 15:35:19
|2nd||2 Jet Master||5||12/1|
|3rd||3 Midnight Tuesday||3½||3/1|
Nuts N Bolts 279
|6||166 11-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||128||4/1|
Jet Master (IRE) 164
|6||159 11-5 t||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||122||12/1|
Midnight Tuesday (FR) 120
|7||159 11-5||D Pipe||T Scudamore||128||3/1|
South Leinster (IRE) 230
|7||159 11-5||G Bewley||Jonathon Bewley (7)||120||13/8f|
Across The Tweed (IRE) 120
|6||152 10-12 t||M A Barnes||M J McAlister||95||40/1|
|6||152 10-12||Mrs L B Normile||Ryan Mania||250/1|
Davy Boy Legend (IRE) 603
|9||152 10-12||Miss J M Ross||Mr R Wilson (7)||85||100/1|
Imperial Vic (IRE) 196
|7||152 10-12||M Smith||J M Maguire||10/1|
Maggio (FR) 176
|7||152 10-12 t1||P Griffin||J Reveley||120||9/1|
||7||11-12||J Ewart||B Hughes||5/4|
Midnight Tuesday has won over 2m3f and 2m4f and was taking on better opposition when third at Worcester in June. But NUTS N BOLTS may well be capable of giving 7lb to David Pipe's charge as he's unbeaten so far over timber and beat South Leinster by five lengths over the trip at Newcastle last December. Jet Master has to prove he stays this far, however, while Imperial Vic will need to improve to figure and Maggio will probably be back over fences sooner rather than later.
Maggio (FR) 100-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on outside, lost place approaching 8th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Simonsig (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Jet Master (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Took keen hold, led, headed 3 out, no impression on winner from next, one pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Ubaltique (11-0) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Midnight Tuesday (FR) 15-8fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4th, mistake and every chance 3 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Saticon (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
South Leinster (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders and keen, 3rd before 2 out until before last, no extra, 4th of 12, 17l behind Big Occasion (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Imperial Vic (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, not fluent 1st, hard driven approaching 2 out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 16l behind Polisky (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.
Nuts N Bolts 5-4 (11-8) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge when hung left before 2 out, joined leader when left in clear lead last, won at Ayr 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan beating Higgs Boson (11-2) by 13l, 4 ran.
Across The Tweed (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) In touch, pushed along after 4th, weakened after 2 out, plugged on to take remote 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Samstown (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun.
Ballycarbery 150-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, well behind Quel Elite (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Davy Boy Legend (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Chased leader, quickly lost place before 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Last Of The Bunch (11-9) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb '11, 13 ran.