32Red Free 10 Bonus Handicap Hurdle (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 7.70s
- Off time: 14:20:28
|1st||1 Wily Fox||14/1|
|2nd||13 Miss Lucky Penny||¾||10/1|
Wily Fox 21
|7||166 11-12 h||J M P Eustace||Jack Quinlan (3)||115||14/1|
Georgian King 37
|11||165 11-11||M Keighley||Ian Popham||114||7/1|
|7||161 11-7||Mrs L Wadham||Matt Crawley (5)||110||12/1|
Vico (IRE) 101
|10||161 11-7 p||A Stronge||Aidan Coleman||110||25/1|
Squire Trelawney 92
|8||160 11-6 pt||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||109||7/1|
The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 14
|7||157 11-3||G L Moore||Joseph Akehurst (7)||106||5/1|
Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 16
|9||157 11-3||J G M O'Shea||P J Brennan||106||16/1|
Peterbrown (IRE) 67
|6||156 11-2||N J Gifford||L P Aspell||105||12/1|
|6||156 11-2 pt||Mrs P Robeson||J E Moore||105||25/1|
Unknown Legend (IRE) 77
|7||154 11-0 h||A Middleton||Paul Moloney||103||12/1|
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 86
|8||153 10-13||J G M O'Shea||Ciaran McKee (7)||102||33/1|
Miss Lucky Penny 44
|8||151 10-11||Ian Williams||Rob McCarth (5)||100||10/1|
Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 22
|6||140 10-0||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||88||7/2f|
||7||119||J Scott||Matt Griffiths||112||NR|
||6||11-0||Jennie Candlish||Sean Quinlan||15/2|
This probably won't take much winning and Wily Fox is certainly a contender eased in grade, despite top weight. The Game Is A Foot was doing his best work at the finish over 2m2f at Fontwell last time and Sweet Boy Vic was only beaten a nose at Wincanton last month, though is 6lb higher here. SQUIRE TRELAWNEY turned in three solid performances in November and December. This is a lot less competitive and Dan Skelton's charge can shrug off a short absence to get off the mark with the handicapper refusing to release his grip on Georgian King.
Decimus (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) last of 8, 47l behind Storm Alert (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Wily Fox 4-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 4th of 7, 15l behind New Year's Eve (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Miss Lucky Penny 40-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, tailed off before 4 out, 16th of 18, well behind Pearl Castle (10-7) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Peterbrown (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Prominent, hit 4th, pushed along 7th, lost place 9th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Young Master (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Canuspotit 18-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, took closer order 3rd, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Seventh Sign (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Squire Trelawney 13-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear on outside, headway approaching 6th, mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 11l behind Tantamount (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Dec.
Vico (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, 23l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 5-2fav (10-11) Held up in touch, pushed along and one pace in 5th before 3 out, driven and stayed on flat, went 3rd final 100 yards, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Clonusker (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 22-1 (9-7) In rear, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Cyrien Star (10-9) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 3-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, led 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, chased leader, led again between last 2, pressed last, ridden and stayed on flat, headed post, 2nd of 17, ns behind Tarabela (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Georgian King 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, lost place 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 28l behind Caulfields Venture (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Reyno 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders until weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by He's The Daddy (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
Unknown Legend (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In rear, headway when hit 7th, weakened 3 out, hit last, 4th of 7, 21l behind Classic Move (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, led and went right last, ridden out flat, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun '12 beating King's Sunset (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.