William Hill Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo, 2m 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.70s
- Off time: 13:30:37
|1st||3 Dormello Mo||3/1|
Carry On Sydney 21
|4||166 11-12||O Sherwood||L Aspell||123||2/1f|
Rayak (IRE) 46
|4||164 11-10||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||121||13/2|
Dormello Mo (FR) 27
|4||162 11-8||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||119||3/1|
Cafe Au Lait 21
|4||159 11-5 pt||A Middleton||James Banks (5)||116||8/1|
|4||155 11-1||N B King||R Johnson||112||7/2|
Mr Vendman (IRE) 15
|4||149 10-9||Ian Williams||R J McCarth (5)||106||16/1|
||4||104 v||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||101||NR|
||4||11-9||J J Quinn||D C Costello||5/2|
Dormello Mo was sent off favourite on his UK debut at Exeter but never really threatened to take a hand in the finish. He may need further but Rayak is getting closer to a first success and Carry On Sydney ran well under a penalty at Wincanton. The latter had earlier beaten ASTRUM by eight lengths at Market Rasen but Neil King's charge has every chance of reversing that form on 11lb better terms and the booking of Richard Johnson is a positive sign.
Shalianzi (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before next, kept on to 3rd post, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Vandross (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Dormello Mo (FR) 13-8fav (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway before 5th, chased winner 2 out, no impression, lost 2nd last, no extra flat, 4th of 14, 16l behind Arthur's Oak (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Astrum 10-1 (10-9) Held up in last pair, headway 4th, went 3rd after 3 out, edged right and went 2nd before 2 out, stayed on same pace, well held by winner from last, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Carry On Sydney (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Cafe Au Lait 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 4th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 24l behind Abracadabra Sivola (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Carry On Sydney 9-4 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway to track leaders approaching 2 out, left 3rd and slightly hampered 2 out, stayed on under pressure to 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Saint Breiz (10-9) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Rayak (IRE) 13-8 (10-12) Held up in last pair, smooth headway after 4 out, challenged on inside next, kept on and every chance until ridden and one pace flat, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Certification (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Mr Vendman (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, pushed along before 4 out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 15l behind Raven's Tower (11-5) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb.