Freebets.co.uk Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 18.90s
- Off time: 15:00:20
|1st||6 Lady Bridget||9/4f|
|2nd||11 Oscar Rainbow||2¼||14/1|
Old Magic (IRE) 28
|8||164 11-10||Mrs S Leech||Paul Moloney||93||8/1|
Daneva (IRE) 23
|9||159 11-5 pt||M Sheppard||Mr J M Ridley (7)||88||12/1|
Dalrymple (IRE) 13
|7||154 11-0 t||P Gundry||Mr E Barrett (7)||83||4/1|
Lady Bridget 26
|5||153 10-13 bt||Mark Gillard||Jake Hodson (7)||82||9/4f|
Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 32
|5||150 10-10 t1||A Whitehead||Josh Wall (7) (ex2)||79||10/1|
Gleannacreim (IRE) 414
|10||144 10-4||C J Gray||James Best (3)||73||9/1|
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 43
|5||140 10-0||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||69||14/1|
Oscar Rainbow 19
|7||140 10-0||David Lewis||R T Dunne (3) (ex2)||69||14/1|
Miss Marani (IRE) 13
|6||140 10-0 bt||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||64||8/1|
Sterling Bill (IRE) 32
|5||140 10-0||N P Mulholland||A Guerin (7)||64||66/1|
||6||1112 t||Mrs H R J Nelmes||S Thomas||95||NR|
||7||118 v||Jim Best||J E Moore||91||NR|
||7||103 t||P C Dando||Non Runner||72||NR|
A number of these have a bit to prove at present but LADY BRIDGET usually runs well here and, though 20 lengths behind Old Magic over C&D in November, enjoys a huge turnaround in the weights here and could have her revenge. She gets a tentative vote though Sophie Leech's charge warrants respect again while On The Feather hasn't run badly since winning at Uttoxeter in November and shouldn't be far away. Dalrymple could only finish third when favourite for a Market Rasen seller on Boxing Day but this isn't much better and he makes more appeal than chaser Daneva.
Zulu Principle 50-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway and in touch when not fluent 4th, lost place before 3 out, soon beaten, 5th of 14, 34l behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
On The Feather 11-2 (11-12) In touch, outpaced before 2 out, went 3rd before last, plugged on, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Fitandproperjob (10-10) at Folkestone 2m 1f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Illegale (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 8, 36l behind Queens Grove (10-9) at Taunton 2m 1f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) sft in Nov.
Lady Bridget 14-1 (11-3) Raced on inside, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 11, 22l behind Home Run (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) sft in Dec.
Oscar Rainbow 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, driven after 3 out, weakend before next, tailed off, 11th of 12, 42l behind Goodtoknow (10-11) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Dalrymple (IRE) 4-1fav (10-7) In rear when hampered first, headway 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 3rd flat, 3rd of 12, 6l behind The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Old Magic (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Chased leaders, headway to lead before 3rd, headed after 6th, chased leaders until pushed along before 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Aureate (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Daneva (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden 7th, soon lost place, tailed off, 5th of 12, well behind No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Gleannacreim (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Led until after 8th, weakened 3 out, went modest 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Derwen Pryde (10-7) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Tracked winner, lost place from 4 out, weakened before 3 out, last of 11, well behind Minella Definitely (10-12) at Kempton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 16-1 (10-6) Chased leader, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Home Run (10-9) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Sterling Bill (IRE) 250-1 (9-12) Led, mistake and headed 2nd, remained prominent, lost place after 4 out, 11th of 12, well behind Billy Dutton (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Miss Marani (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, well behind Ballinahow Star (11-3) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.