paddypower.com Celebrating Hunt Ball Handicap Hurdle 3m 3f
- (4yo+, 3m 3f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 28.20s
- Off time: 15:10:42
|2nd||2 Bobbie Magern||4½||9/2|
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 177
|8||166 11-12 p||N P Mulholland||A Guerin (7)||94||17/2|
Bobbie Magern 174
|7||161 11-7 p||G McPherson||T Molloy (3)||89||9/2|
Destined For Fame (IRE) 22
|6||157 11-3 pt||L Corcoran||N D Fehily||85||14/1|
Kings Queen (IRE) 15
|6||151 10-11 b1||Mrs S Leech||Paul Moloney||79||16/1|
Bravo Riquet (FR) 13
|6||151 10-11 vt||R Mathew||Lee Edwards||79||10/1|
|8||145 10-5||Mrs L Hill||Harry Skelton||73||15/8f|
Duke Of Ormond (IRE) 203
|9||140 10-0 p||Mrs A E Brooks||C Poste (ex2)||64||5/2|
Azulada Bay (IRE)
||7||11-12||M G Rimell||C Timmons||7/2|
Hobbs Dream returns to hurdling off an 11lb higher mark than when winning at Taunton in January so a chance is taken on BOBBIE MAGERN. He's yet to win but posted a better effort when last seen at the track and may build on that here. Overlay scored by a neck at Huntingdon last month and has obvious claims off a 4lb higher mark if she handles the soft ground while Destined For Fame can be given a chance off today's mark after three recent outings over the larger obstacles.
Overlay 11-1 (10-0) Behind, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, effort 2 out, led before last, stayed on well, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct beating Well Mett (11-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Bobbie Magern 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pecked 1st, not fluent next, ridden after 6th, stayed on approaching 2 out, kept on flat, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Orlittlebylittle (11-8) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Prominent, pushed along after 5th, lost place next, outpaced from 14th, never back on terms, 5th of 7, 14l behind Venetian Lad (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Destined For Fame (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Desperate Dex (11-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 9 ran.
Duke Of Ormond (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Pressed leader, pushed along at times, led 12th until next, chased winner 16th, weakened and mistake next, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Current Climate (10-13) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Apr, 7 ran.
Bravo Riquet (FR) 200-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling after 8th, tailed off and fell 3 out, in a race won by Desert Joe (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Kings Queen (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Prominent on outside until before 3rd, behind 10th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Changing Lanes (11-5) at Ludlow 3m am hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 11 ran.