1871 Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 12 runners)
- Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 0.00s
- Off time: 13:55:23
|1st||5 Brick Red||2/1f|
|2nd||7 Canadian Diamond||8||8/1|
|3rd||10 Tidal Way||1||9/2|
|8||166 11-12 p||Miss R Curtis||Patrick Corbett (7)||125||14/1|
Zama Zama 26
|6||165 11-11||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||124||40/1|
The Pier (IRE) 14
|7||163 11-9||D Pipe||Mr M Heard (7)||122||16/1|
Red Riverman 18
|5||161 11-7||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||120||16/1|
Brick Red 53
|6||159 11-5||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||118||2/1f|
Gud Day (IRE) 33
|5||159 11-5 t||F M O'Brien||Mr C P Shoemark (7)||118||16/1|
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 32
|6||159 11-5||B G Powell||R J Killoran||118||8/1|
Ulys Du Charmil (FR) 25
|5||158 11-4||A King||W Hutchinson||117||5/1|
Street Dance (IRE) 23
|7||151 10-11||W K Goldsworthy||J E Moore||110||40/1|
Tidal Way (IRE) 55
|4||149 10-9 p||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||120||9/2|
Taroum (IRE) 27
|6||146 10-6||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||105||25/1|
In The Crowd (IRE) 31
|4||140 10-0||R J Price||G Sheehan (5)||110||10/1|
This looks much too sharp for last month's Ffos Las winner Stow but Ulys Du Charmil has to go on the short-list having only found one too good on his reappearance at Doncaster, where he was sent off joint favourite. The four-year-old Tidal Way is still improving but BRICK RED had absolutely no luck in a better race at Cheltenham in November and appears to be coming back to his best. He could be the value here, though The Pier could be interesting dropping back in trip and Ffos Las second Street Dance is starting to look well treated. Red Riverman may be best of the rest.
Brick Red 6-1 (11-5) Held up rear of mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, chasing leaders when badly hampered next, rallied and keeping on when squeezed out approaching last, driven and no extra run-in, 6th of 16, 16l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 12, well behind Petit Robin (11-5) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Dec.
Tidal Way (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, soon went 2nd, led when not fluent 3 out, ridden and edged left after last, stayed on, won at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Vasco D'ycy (10-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
The Pier (IRE) 22-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, brief effort next, disputing 5th when fell last, in a race won by Close House (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec, 9 ran.
Ulys Du Charmil (FR) 4-1fav (10-5) Held up in touch in 4th, chased leaders before 3 out, soon went 2nd, one pace from next, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Robbie (10-4) at Doncaster 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-140) (3yo+) (3) gs in Dec.
Red Riverman 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway approaching last, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Ballybriggan (11-10) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
In The Crowd (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, wandered and led last, ran on well, won at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Bordoni (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Stow 4-1 (10-13) Always prominent, led 7th, hard ridden when strongly challenged 2 out, weakened flat, just held on, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec beating Ski Sunday (11-6) by ns, 8 ran.
Street Dance (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Pulled hard, soon prominent, led after 4 out, headed before next, weakening when hit 2 out and last, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Scorched Son (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Gud Day (IRE) 22-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, one pace from last, 4th of 15, 7l behind Tanerko Emery (11-11) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Taroum (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Raced wide, chased leaders, every chance 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 16, 32l behind Duaiseoir (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Zama Zama 66-1 (11-4) Always behind, 10th of 17, 38l behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.