swarlandselfstorage.co.uk Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 39.60s
- Off time: 16:40:49
|1st||8 Northern Acres||7/2|
|2nd||1 Cloverhill Lad||10||25/1|
Cloverhill Lad (IRE) 1065
|9||166 11-12||W Coltherd||Gary Rutherford (5)||95||25/1|
Rough Times (IRE) 109
|8||165 11-11||H Burns||F Keniry||94||50/1|
Bunratty (IRE) 34
|7||161 11-7||R Johnson||K Johnson||90||4/1|
Goodlukin Lucy 34
|6||158 11-4 ht||Mrs Dianne Sayer||J Reveley||87||12/1|
Copt Hill 28
|5||156 11-2||Miss Tracy Waggott||Mr A Voy (3)||85||4/1|
Prize Fighter (IRE) 27
|11||154 11-0||Miss L C Siddall||T Siddall||83||10/1|
King Kalium (IRE) 36
|7||151 10-11||D W Whillans||Callum Whillans (5)||80||5/2f|
Northern Acres 52
|7||149 10-9||N W Alexander||K Renwick||78||7/2|
Three of these arrive in winning form and it's one of the trio, COPT HILL, who can complete the double. He's only five and had shown very little before gaining a surprise victory in a Sedgefield handicap where he made all for a convincing victory. He's been raised 7lb, which looks fair enough, and a follow-up looks on the cards. The veteran Prize Fighter was a long way out of the handicap and a 100/1 chance when scoring at Wetherby where he was a bit fortunate while King Kalium has been raised 7lb for winning a minor handicap at Ayr. Bunratty has yet to win and has found one too good on three occasions and Northern Acres hasn't shown much in two starts since returning from a break.
Northern Acres 6-1 (9-13) With leader, lost place after 4th, gradually weakened, 6th of 17, 12l behind Flora's Pride (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Cloverhill Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Psycho (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase in Mar '10, 15 ran.
Bunratty (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Led, headed before 3 out, one pace and no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 6, 13l behind One For Harry (11-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Goodlukin Lucy 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 6, well behind One For Harry (11-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Copt Hill 25-1 (10-3) Made all, ridden before last, kept on, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Furius (10-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Rough Times (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Pulled hard in rear, mistake 3 out, never a factor, last of 11, well behind On The Feather (10-10) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Prize Fighter (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) In rear, headway 4 out, soon went 2nd, ridden and held in 2nd before last, kept on to lead last 25 yards, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan beating Highland Love (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
King Kalium (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Tracked leader, not fluent 4th, led before 7th when not fluent, soon clear, driven after 2 out, reduced lead when blundered last, stayed on, won at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Rowan Road (10-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.