totejackpot Win Big For A Small Stake Novices' Hurdle 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 55.24s
- Off time: 13:56:12
|1st||1 I Need Gold||85/40|
|2nd||2 Moonshine Lad||½||8/11f|
I Need Gold (IRE) 26
|6||164 11-10||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||130||85/40|
Moonshine Lad (IRE) 16
|6||164 11-10||G Elliott||D J Condon||138||8/11f|
Doubledisdoubledat (IRE) 25
|7||157 11-3||W Coltherd||Daragh Bourke (7)||33/1|
Firth Of Bavard
|7||157 11-3||R H Goldie||B Hughes||100/1|
Full Jack (FR) 66
|7||157 11-3||Miss P Robson||K Renwick||117||13/2|
Swatow Typhoon (IRE)
||6||11-10||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||8/11|
MOONSHINE LAD makes the trip over the Irish Sea and it should prove worthwhile. He had an off-day at Clonmel last time but Gordon Elliott's charge had gone close to landing a Grade 2 novice event at Leopardstown before that and looks the one to beat on that evidence. I Need Gold failed to land the odds at Catterick recently but it was still a good effort under a penalty. He looks a bigger threat than Full Jack, who returns to hurdling off a lower mark after a spell over fences. Point-to-point winner Doubledisdoubledat was tailed off on his debut under Rules and is best watched for now.
I Need Gold (IRE) 2-9fav (11-5) Led, ridden and joined 2 out, headed next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Capote (10-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Moonshine Lad (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) Towards rear, raced towards outer, pushed along briefly after 6th, pushed along from 8th, no extra in last from 6 out, pulled up next, in a race won by Don Poli (10-13) at Clonmel 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Full Jack (FR) 12-1 (11-4) In rear, pushed along before 9th, weakened after 5 out, 6th of 8, 26l behind Mr Moonshine (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Doubledisdoubledat (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 6, well behind Layla Joan (11-11) at Ayr 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Firth Of Bavard Flemensfirth gelding out of Ice Bavard.