Download The BetVictor App Now Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 13.80s
- Off time: 15:23:02
|1st||5 Rosslyn Castle||9/2|
|2nd||6 Kaki Island||¾||4/1|
Roudoudou Ville (FR) 49
|9||166 11-12||V R A Dartnall||Giles Hawkins (3)||120||3/1f|
Batu Ferringhi (FR) 67
|8||163 11-9 p||Jamie Snowden||G Sheehan (3)||117||7/1|
King Rolfe (IRE) 19
|6||161 11-7 t||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||115||6/1|
Going Concern (IRE) 76
|7||161 11-7||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||115||7/2|
Rosslyn Castle 20
|5||151 10-11||Jonjo O'Neill||D Elsworth||105||9/2|
Kaki Island (IRE) 13
|6||147 10-7||C Gordon||M Goldstein||101||4/1|
It would be no surprise should Jonjo O'Neill manage to find a race for the so-far disappointing Rosslyn Castle but it may be later in the season. Batu Ferringhi may appreciate the return to hurdling and is lightly-raced but Roudoudou Ville is better over the larger obstacles and not particularly well handicapped. King Rolfe makes his handicap debut and could be of interest but GOING CONCERN may be worth another chance after a short break. He won over course and distance in November and sulked when failing to get his own way up front over a longer trip at Bangor next time.
Rosslyn Castle 9-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along before 4th, jumped left 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 38l behind Run Ructions Run (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Kaki Island (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Led until 3rd, chased leader, hit 6th, lost 2nd 3 out and driven, chased leading trio, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 8, 9l behind Clonusker (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Going Concern (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, behind when pulled up, 3 out, in a race won by Classic Move (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
King Rolfe (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Held up in touch, took keen hold, pushed along briefly 7f out, closed over 5f out, challenged over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Direct Approach (11-2) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Batu Ferringhi (FR) 15-2 (11-2) Tracked leader until 6th, ridden and lost place before 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Tresor De Bontee (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
Roudoudou Ville (FR) 11-4 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, pushed along before 6th, losing ground on front pair when pulled up before next, in a race won by Virak (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan, 5 ran.