Travis Perkins Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 110y
- (4-6yo, 2m 110y, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,754 2nd £515 3rd £258 4th £129
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 8.90s
- Off time: 15:46:13
|1st||2 O'faolains Boy||13/8|
|2nd||4 Top Gamble||½||11/8f|
Fling Me (IRE)
|5||156 11-2||O Sherwood||S Thomas||10/3|
O'faolains Boy (IRE) 9
|5||156 11-2||Miss R Curtis||P E Corbett (10)||13/8|
Saucy Baron 14
|6||156 11-2||C G Cox||James Banks (7)||25/1|
Top Gamble (IRE)
|4||156 11-2||D Pipe||Nick Scholfield||11/8f|
Lothian Gem 37
|5||149 10-9||R J Hodges||Robert Williams (5)||66/1|
Tiger Maguire (IRE)
||6||11-2||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||9/4|
Saucy Baron and Lothian Gem are easily overlooked but the newcomers Fling Me and Top Gamble are worth a second glance. The former is related to a couple of National Hunt winners while the latter is a half-brother to bumper and hurdle winners Zimbabwe and Zaffre. However, the safest option is to stick with O'FAOLAINS BOY, a point-to-point winner who made a promising debut under Rules when third at Newbury last week behind Oscar Rock.
O'faolains Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Prominent, led 13f out, headed over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 3rd of 16, 15l behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Top Gamble (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Zeferina.
Fling Me (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Seductive Dance.
Saucy Baron 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon behind, last of 8, 47l behind Fiddlers Bid (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Lothian Gem 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakened 7f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Cevaro (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov.