Kev Gear Birthday Celebration Conditional Jockeys' Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 3.70s
- Off time: 14:10:32
|1st||6 The Jugopolist||7/2|
|2nd||1 Benefit Of Youth||11||12/1|
Benefit Of Youth (IRE) 11
|5||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||12/1|
Forresters Folly 14
|6||154 11-0 p||A King||Peter Hatton (6)||113||4/1|
|4||154 11-0||J P Ferguson||Jack Quinlan (3)||3/1f|
Newton Thistle 195
|5||154 11-0||C E Longsdon||Kielan Woods (3)||20/1|
|4||154 11-0||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan (6)||7/1|
The Jugopolist (IRE) 32
|5||154 11-0||Miss R Curtis||Patrick Corbett (8)||7/2|
Ultra Klass (FR) 203
|4||154 11-0||Jamie Snowden||Ian Popham||25/1|
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 64
|5||154 11-0||K C Bailey||E Cookson (6)||9/1|
Late Reg 14
|13||147 10-7||L P Grassick||Gerald Quinn (5)||200/1|
Molly Oscar (IRE) 25
|6||147 10-7||D Pipe||Mr K Edgar (8)||12/1|
Foresters Folly was second over C&D two weeks ago but he appears to have two ways of running and a few in this are less exposed. Ron won a bumper at Doncaster in March while The Jugopolist was sent off favourite for a NH Flat race on his reappearance at Hereford last month, though was a little disappointing. Benefit Of Youth was comfortably brushed aside on his hurdling debut at Perth but should improve for the experience but MONTEFELTRO is the interesting one in this. John Ferguson does well with his cast-offs from the Flat and his charge was placed in a couple of maidens for Godolphin as a three-year-old. That suggests he may have too much class for these.
The Jugopolist (IRE) 8-13fav (11-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Third Of The Third (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Sep.
Benefit Of Youth (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Not always fluent and inclinded to go left, led, ridden 2 out, headed when mistake last, no impression flat, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Mulligan's Man (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Montefeltro 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced and green 3f out, stayed on again from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Eshtibaak (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Oct '11 (flat).
Forresters Folly 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway approaching 6th, led 2 out, headed and unable to quicken flat, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Dursey Sound (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, weakened 7f out, 4th of 11, 15l behind Va'vite (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in Aug.
Molly Oscar (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Led until 5th, ridden before 7th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 39l behind Boyfromnowhere (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Ultra Klass (FR) 2-1 (10-11) Rcd 3rd/4th, prog to chall bef 2out & ld when mstk 2out, hdd aftr 2out & btn in 3l 2nd when mstk last, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Present Lodger (11-7) at Lismore 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Newton Thistle 66-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, not clear run when closing 5f out, not clear run over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Venceremos (10-5) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Ron 7-2 (11-6) Slight lead until 10f out, chased leaders until ridden 5f out, soon lost place, 6th of 8, 32l behind Cracking Man (10-13) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.
Late Reg 200-1 (10-0) Always behind, tailed off after 7th, 9th of 11, well behind Dursey Sound (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.