Connolly's Red Mills Bumper Challenge Standard Open NH Flat Race 1m 6f
- (4-5yo, 1m 6f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 44.30s
- Off time: 16:55:47
|1st||8 Vice Et Vertu||9/4f|
|2nd||7 I Am Colin||5||6/1|
|3rd||1 Royal Palladium||nk||3/1|
Royal Palladium (FR)
|5||157 11-3||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||3/1|
Rum Expectations (IRE)
|5||157 11-3||A King||Gerard Tumelty||10/1|
|5||157 11-3||D G Bridgwater||T J Phelan||8/1|
|4||147 10-7||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||9/2|
Danger In The Park 31
|4||147 10-7||R Hollinshead||Harry Skelton||28/1|
I Am Colin
|4||147 10-7||N A Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch (7)||6/1|
Vice Et Vertu (FR)
|4||147 10-7||H D Daly||R Thornton||9/4f|
|4||140 10-0||B R Millman||P Millman (7)||20/1|
||4||107||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||NR|
Danger In The Park was beaten a long way on his only start and faces some well-connected newcomers. Royal Palladium hails from a yard going well and is the first foal of a useful French jumper while Benefitofhindsight is out of a mare who won three times on the Flat. DARK DESIRE is by Generous and a full brother to the dual Bumper winner Diligent so he's handed the vote though Nigel Twiston-Davies won this last year and I Am Colin has to be respected as he's out of a winning hurdler. Vice Et Vertu is bred to be a staying chaser and may not quite have the pace for this, a remark that also applies to Rum Expectations.
Dark Desire Generous gelding out of Diletia.
Vice Et Vertu (FR) Network gelding out of Duchesse Du Cochet.
I Am Colin Zafeen colt out of Dd's Glenalla.
Royal Palladium (FR) King's Theatre gelding out of Dent Sucree.
Saffron Prince Kayf Tara gelding out of Jan's Dream.
Danger In The Park 40-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 33l behind Oscar Hoof (11-5) at Ludlow 1m 6f NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Benefitofhindsight Sir Harry Lewis gelding out of Aoninch.
Rum Expectations (IRE) Darsi gelding out of Jennypenney.
Dance Erhaab filly out of Shi Shi.