British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. 'Junior' Standard Open NH Flat Race 1m 5f
- (3yo, 1m 5f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,624 2nd £477 3rd £238 4th £119
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 29.40s
- Off time: 15:50:11
|1st||3 Comte D'anjou||9/2|
|2nd||1 Vibrato Valtat||1¾||7/4|
Vibrato Valtat (FR) 75
|3||159 11-5||P F Nicholls||James Cowley (7)||7/4|
Allons Zee (IRE) 45
|3||152 10-12||P J Hobbs||James Best (5)||11/1|
|3||152 10-12||Nick Williams||R Johnson||9/2|
Dan's Wee Man
|3||152 10-12||Andrew Turnell||Nick Scholfield||16/1|
Jack By The Hedge
|3||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Keevil||P J Brennan||50/1|
|3||152 10-12||Jamie Snowden||T J O'Brien||16/1|
|3||152 10-12||D Pipe||Mr S Waley-Cohen (5)||13/8f|
Stock Hill Fair
||3||11-5||B G Powell||A P McCoy||7/2|
Vibrato Valtat joined Paul Nicholls after winning over a similar trip at Angers in September. James Cowley's claim negates his penalty and he is unlikely to be far away though still has to give weight to ALLONS ZEE. Philip Hobbs' gelding ran well over C&D on his debut in October and can get off the mark today. Comte D'Anjou and Storm Lantern both represent yards who do well with their bumper horses and should be watched closely for signs of market interest but the remainder will probably improve for the experience.
Comte D'anjou Desert King gelding out of Delayed.
Vibrato Valtat (FR) (10-1) won at Angouleme(FR) 1m 5f 3yo nhf gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Jammy (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Tabachines.
Storm Lantern King's Theatre gelding out of Katoune.
Jack By The Hedge Overbury gelding out of Bluebell Path.
Dan's Wee Man Kayf Tara gelding out of Hazel Bank Lass.
Allons Zee (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up behind in touch, effort to chase leaders over 2f out, outpaced when switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Garde La Victoire (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct.