Follow BetVictorRacing Today 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 26.90s
- Off time: 14:11:35
|1st||5 Robbers Roost||3/1|
|2nd||2 Always Archie||6||8/1|
Allow Dallow (IRE) 21
|7||157 11-3 t||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||122||6/4f|
Always Archie 20
|7||157 11-3||Tim Vaughan||Alan Johns (10)||8/1|
Jaunty Inflight 14
|5||157 11-3||B Eckley||Gary Derwin (7)||100/1|
Master Todd (IRE) 15
|9||157 11-3||J G Cann||Nick Scholfield||120||5/2|
Robbers Roost (IRE) 22
|6||157 11-3||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||3/1|
The Bogman's Ball 14
|8||157 11-3||Grace Harris||Paul Moloney||18/1|
||6||11-3||J Scott||Matt Griffiths||4/1|
Allow Dallow and Master Todd have the best form in this but the former was well beaten at Wincanton after being pulled up when a hot favourite for a lesser contest at Exeter in January while the latter is already a nine-year-old and had plenty of chances last season. He was pulled up on his reappearance over fences. ROBBERS ROOST was no match for Doctor Harper at Fakenham last month but still finished ahead of previous winner Saffron Wells and has more scope than his likely market rivals and stablemate Always Archie.
Robbers Roost (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked winner, ridden when hit 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 12l behind Doctor Harper (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Feb.
Always Archie 11-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, led before 6th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 24l behind Maison De Ville (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Master Todd (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Tended to jump right, always in rear, mistake 11th, tailed off and pulled up after 14th, in a race won by Dare To Endeavour (11-1) at Exeter 3m (3) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
The Bogman's Ball 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, hampered 1st, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 7th of 12, 33l behind Monkey Kingdom (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Jaunty Inflight 25-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, no impression from 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 47l behind Binge Drinker (10-9) at Chepstow 2m (6) hvy in Feb.
Allow Dallow (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, driven in modest 5th before 2 out, never involved, tailed off, 5th of 9, 34l behind Knight Of Noir (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Feb.