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- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 56.40s
- Off time: 17:40:30
|2nd||1 Lord Brendy||4½||5/2|
Lord Brendy 16
|6||159 11-5||R Johnson||K Johnson||113||5/2|
Charlie Snow Angel 24
|5||152 10-12||Miss S E Forster||A P Lane||25/1|
Degooch (IRE) 19
|5||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||A P McCoy||8/13f|
Dibdabs (IRE) 25
|6||152 10-12 ht||M A Barnes||Daragh Bourke (7)||92||16/1|
Golan Sun (IRE) 54
|6||152 10-12||P Stafford||D R Fox (5)||40/1|
Messina Straights 38
|6||152 10-12 p1||G Bewley||Jonathon Bewley (5)||66/1|
Paddyfrommenlo (IRE) 18
|5||152 10-12||Miss C Cannon||Craig Nichol (5)||25/1|
Woodstock (IRE) 16
|4||147 10-7||Mrs A Hamilton||K Renwick||11/2|
||6||1012||James Moffatt||B Hughes||106||NR|
Never out of the first two in bumpers, DEGOOCH tries his luck over timber. He acts on fast ground and will come in for support with A P McCoy taking over the reins. He's just preferred to the penalised Lord Brendy, who beat Woodstock easily enough when scoring at Kelso last time and should be thereabouts again. May's Boy has shown some ability in a couple of outings over timber and makes most appeal of the remainder on the back of a third over a shorter trip at this track.
May's Boy 7-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, tracked leading trio 4th until ridden and outpaced before 2 out, rallied to 3rd after 2 out, no impression on leading duo, eased towards finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Lone Foot Laddie (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Degooch (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked winner, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Blaklion (11-9) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Lord Brendy Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, not much room on inside and lost briefly before 6th, challenged 2 out, soon led, ridden clear flat, won at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Amilliontimes (10-9) by 5l, 13 ran.
Dibdabs (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, mistake 4th, 5th of 9, 36l behind Master Red (11-6) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Paddyfrommenlo (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 11th of 25, well behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Golan Sun (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Held up behind, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 10, 24l behind Master Red (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Woodstock (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, held up in touch, mistake and lost place 2nd, headway after 3 out, 6th and ridden before next, stayed on flat, 5th of 13, 8l behind Lord Brendy (11-0) at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Messina Straights 100-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, lost touch from 8th, soon well behind, pulled up after, in a race won by Tonvadosa (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Charlie Snow Angel 33-1 (10-9) Took keen hold in rear, headway 7f out, ridden over 3f out, one pace and no threat to leaders over 1f out, 4th of 9, 21l behind Shades Of Midnight (10-5) at Hexham 2m nhf (6) gs in Apr.