John & Liz Elliot Ruby Wedding Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f
- (3yo+, 2m 2f, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,209 2nd £649 3rd £324 4th £162
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.00s
- Off time: 16:35:52
|2nd||2 Angel Sun||15||5/1|
|3rd||7 Some Lad||6||11/1|
Noble Scholar (IRE) 119
|7||166 11-12||P A Kirby||Adam Nicol (7)||95||6/1|
Angel Sun (FR) 144
|6||165 11-11||Ferdy Murphy||Tony Kelly (7)||94||5/1|
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 10
|7||163 11-9 p||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Ryan Mania||92||14/1|
|7||163 11-9 h||K A Ryan||B Hughes||92||10/1|
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 33
|4||160 11-6 p||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||89||28/1|
Acordingtoscript (IRE) 251
|6||159 11-5||M Todhunter||J Reveley||88||7/1|
Some Lad (IRE) 125
|7||153 10-13||Mrs A C Hamilton||J M Maguire||82||11/1|
|5||149 10-9||A C Whillans||E Whillans (3)||78||9/4f|
Goldtrek (USA) 10
|5||149 10-9||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||78||25/1|
Cool Star (IRE) 10
|6||145 10-5||D Carr||Harry Haynes||74||8/1|
Solway Brook (IRE) 282
|6||143 10-3||Miss L Harrison||S Mulqueen (7)||72||25/1|
Balwyllo (IRE) 47
|7||140 10-0||N W Alexander||Callum Whillans (5)||63||50/1|
|7||140 10-0||Mrs J C McGregor||A P Lane||62||66/1|
||6||10-6||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Henry Brooke||6/1|
This looks a modest heat and VITTACHI, who has been in decent form on the Flat this summer, must have some sort of chance being lightly-raced over hurdles. He gets the vote ahead of Mwaleshi as Angel Sun returns from a break and the wheels appear to have come off Talk Of Saafend since she finished third on the Flat at Musselburgh in August. Acordingtoscript has only had four starts over timber and appeared to be improving when last seen at Ayr in January but the market will probably tell us if he's fit enough to do himself justice in this.
Mwaleshi 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 5th, soon lost place, 13th of 14, 43l behind Kapdor (10-9) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Angel Sun (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, effort before last, one pace and no impression, 10th of 12, 28l behind What A Steel (11-1) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Some Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Behind, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened before last, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Oh Right (9-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Acordingtoscript (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, tracked leaders in 3rd 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra and lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Ros Castle (11-10) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Cigalas 40-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch, lost place 3 out (usual 4 out), soon outpaced, no impression when left 4th last, 4th of 7, 25l behind Bingo Des Mottes (11-3) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Aug.
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, close up, not fluent 1st, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, dis behind Dream Risk (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Cool Star (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Led to after 1st, remained in touch, outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 38l behind Ryton Runner (10-10) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Vittachi 2-1fav (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway from 5th, challenged 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Sundown Trail (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) gs in Dec.
Goldtrek (USA) 22-1 (10-2) Towards rear, hit 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Romanesco (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Noble Scholar (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) In rear, reminders before 4th, soon struggling, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Navy List (11-5) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jun, 9 ran.
Solway Brook (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Held up, pushed along after 4th, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Cinders And Ashes (11-5) at Haydock 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Raced keenly, tracked leader, lost place after 3 out, weakened next, fell last, in a race won by Romanesco (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep, 14 ran.
Balwyllo (IRE) 28-1 (9-11) Keen early, held up in rear, ridden 2 out (usual 3 out), never able to challenge, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Bingo Des Mottes (11-3) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Aug, 7 ran.