Wallbottle Campus Maiden Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 49.30s
- Off time: 12:50:38
Charming Knight (IRE) 26
|10||154 11-0||Mrs J Walton||Alistair Findlay (7)||83||28/1|
Cool Vic (IRE) 424
|7||154 11-0||D Carr||Mr J A Richardson (7)||11/2|
Overafrica (IRE) 11
|5||154 11-0||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||111||9/4|
Smack Down 40
|5||154 11-0||B Storey||K Renwick||200/1|
Soudain (FR) 10
|5||154 11-0||S Gollings||K Mercer||Evsf|
Casoran (IRE) 21
|7||147 10-7||N McKnight||S Thomas||10/1|
Fashion Stakes 13
|5||147 10-7||C Grant||A L Voy (5)||25/1|
||6||Tim Vaughan||T Scudamore||NR|
||6||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||NR|
||5||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||NR|
CAPTAIN MOONMAN arrived at Tim Vaughan's yard with a tall reputation after beating subsequent Grade 2 hurdle winner Mount Benbulben in a point-to-point at Dromahane at the end of last year. He's travelled a long way for this and can open his account under Rules at the first time of asking. Bumper winner Triptico has also made the long trek up from South Wales and there was a lot to like about his fourth to Highland Lodge on his hurdling debut at Exeter last month. Carlisle fourth Soudain has shown ability and Overafrica looks the pick of Donald McCain's two runners - he may turn out best of the remainder.
Captain Moonman (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ld/disp untl ld from 6out, 3l adv bef 4out, 2l adv & gng best up bef 2out, sow & won easily, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec '10 beating Mount Benbulben (12-0) by 7l, 17 ran.
Karrical 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, 7th of 12, well behind Super Duty (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Triptico (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along after 5th, not fluent next, headway after 8th, no impression 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 13, 13l behind Highland Lodge (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Soudain (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leading pair, racing on inside when hit 3 out, switched left before next, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 12, 10l behind See What Happens (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Overafrica (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Behind, headway 4 out, stayed on after 2 out, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Sydney Paget (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Charming Knight (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Forcefield (11-1) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 17 ran.
Cool Vic (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Always prominent on outside, ridden and effort 2f out, soon every chance, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Hexham 2m cond & am NH flat (5) gs in Oct '10 beating Dunowen Point (11-1) by nk, 9 ran.
Smack Down 100-1 (10-12) Behind, tailed off when pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Crafti Bookie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 17 ran.
Casoran (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Led and disputed, headed and ridden 3 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, weakened, 7th of 13, 29l behind Sous Les Cieux (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Fashion Stakes 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outside, not fluent and dropped to rear 3rd, struggling 8th, never dangerous, 8th of 14, well behind Rose Of The Moon (10-7) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.