Aquafield Training And Event Cover Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 1.50s
- Off time: 12:32:09
|1st||11 Pine Creek||6/5f|
|2nd||8 Irish Buccaneer||hd||11/8|
|3rd||10 No Duffer||6||33/1|
|7||166 11-12||Mrs L Wadham||L Aspell||117||7/1|
Anton Dolin (IRE) 20
|5||159 11-5||Dr R D P Newland||Christopher Ward (7)||66/1|
Bally Lagan (IRE) 25
|5||159 11-5||R Dickin||C Poste||100/1|
D'Argent Cloud 57
|5||159 11-5||O Sherwood||S P Jones||100/1|
|7||159 11-5||W J Musson||D Crosse||66/1|
Executive Strike 35
|7||159 11-5||N J Pomfret||Trevor Whelan (5)||200/1|
I'm A College Boy (IRE) 35
|7||159 11-5||Noel T Chance||W Kennedy||40/1|
Irish Buccaneer (IRE) 32
|6||159 11-5||P J Hobbs||A P McCoy||11/8|
Mecox Bay (IRE) 11
|6||159 11-5||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||25/1|
No Duffer 34
|6||159 11-5||H D Daly||A Tinkler||33/1|
Pine Creek 21
|5||159 11-5||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||6/5f|
Samarkand (IRE) 24
|5||159 11-5||N B King||A Merriam||20/1|
||4||11-0||D Pipe||T Scudamore||13/8|
Tealissio won comfortably over the C&D before appearing to find testing conditions and an extra quarter-mile beyond him at Folkestone. He should get into the mix though has to concede weight all round and PINE CREEK, who was in front of him at Folkestone, looks the one to be on. John Ferguson's charge, a winner on the Flat at Longchamp, showed real potential on his debut and could just prove too good for winning bumper Irish Buccaneer, who will be better for his opening run over timber at Exeter and has plenty of scope. I'm A College Boy has shown some promise in bumpers and looks best of the remainder.
Pine Creek 7-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway travelling well on long run to last, 3rd and looked dangerous before hit last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Lord Of House (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Irish Buccaneer (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Pulled hard in touch, headway approaching 4 out, led before next, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Billy Dutton (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
No Duffer 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, ridden before 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 12, 38l behind Midnight Appeal (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Tealissio 4-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, in touch, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd after 2 out, went 2nd on long run to last, ridden before last, weakened soon after, 5th of 11, 12l behind Lord Of House (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Mecox Bay (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leaders before next, never on terms, 5th of 14, 23l behind Chat Room (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) In touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, soon ridden, weakened well before next, 9th of 18, 49l behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
I'm A College Boy (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along 3f out, effort on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Rule Of Thumb (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Samarkand (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Held up in touch, headway to chse leaders 5th, pushed along next, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by American Life (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Emeebee 18-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway into mid-division 3 out, never able to challenge, mistake and weakened next, 8th of 12, 30l behind Goodtoknow (10-11) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
D'Argent Cloud 66-1 (10-12) Chased leaders until lost palce approaching 4th, behind and no chance after, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Always behind, struggling when mistake 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Executive Strike 50-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 7th of 9, well behind Halo Moon (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.