Michael Afflick Rocks At Paddy Power Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo, 2m 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Heavy (Back Straight,Soft in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 32.15s
- Off time: 13:30:24
|1st||5 Calculated Risk||5/2f|
Captain Cardington (IRE) 22
|4||166 11-12||Miss S West||M Goldstein||122||9/2|
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 24
|4||164 11-10 p||P Hedger||L Aspell||120||7/2|
Fine Kingdom 34
|4||163 11-9 hb||B Ellison||J Reveley||119||16/1|
Calculated Risk 23
|4||163 11-9||J J Quinn||D C Costello||119||5/2f|
Mr Lando 12
|4||161 11-7||A W Carroll||W Hutchinson||117||9/2|
Dollar Bill 15
|4||159 11-5 pt||N J Gifford||D F O'Regan||115||8/1|
Arte Del Calcio 16
|4||146 10-6 h||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||102||12/1|
||4||1112||M R Channon||W Kennedy||122||NR|
||4||114 t||Miss C Dyson||Brendan Powell||114||NR|
||4||h||C J Mann||S Thomas||110||NR|
||4||1011 p||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||107||NR|
Calculated Risk looks a likely sort in this opener as he won on good to soft ground on his debut at Doncaster in January before coming up against better opposition at Huntingdon. Third at Musselburgh subsequently, he doesn't look badly treated. Foster's Road's last run was in a Grade 2 while Dont Take Me Alive has claims if you ignore his last run at Market Rasen and Whipcrackaway beat Mr Lando at Fontwell in December and has had a run on the Flat since finishing fourth at Folkestone. CAPTAIN CARDINGTON seems to be holding his form well and won here in December. He may just be good enough to defy his big weight.
Foster's Road 66-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, ridden and beaten 3 out, 5th of 7, 19l behind Irish Saint (11-5) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) gd in Feb.
Khazium (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Led until after 4th, ridden after 6th, challenged 3 out, bumped flat, led towards finish, just prevailed, won at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) sft in Feb beating Priors Gold (11-3) by ns, 7 ran.
King Arthur (GER) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 34l behind Somemothersdohavem (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Dont Take Me Alive 9-2 (11-0) Always towards rear, pulled up, in a race won by Crafty Roberto (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 14 ran.
Calculated Risk 7-2 (11-0) In touch, headway before 3 out, no extra run-in, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Totalize (11-0) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 9-4fav (10-6) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside on long run to last, went 4th and hit last, kept on same pace after, 4th of 11, 8l behind Lord Of House (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Dollar Bill 4-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division in 4th, led before 5 out, headed before 2 out, weakening before and fell last, in a race won by Masters Blazing (10-12) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Fine Kingdom 20-1 (10-3) Mid-division, weakened after 9th, 9th of 10, well behind Salubrious (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Captain Cardington (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out until ridden before next, outpaced by leaders before last, weakened flat, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 6, 10l behind Pistol (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Mr Lando 33-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, led after 1st, blundered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Far West (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) hvy in Dec, 3 ran.
Arte Del Calcio 16-1 (10-6) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Flaming Charmer (11-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 15 ran.