R&M Mike Finnie 25th Anniversary Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 45.60s
- Off time: 13:50:45
|2nd||5 Maybe I Wont||1¾||11/4|
|3rd||13 Waltz Darling||12||40/1|
Bright Applause 6
|4||152 10-12||Miss Tracy Waggott||A P Lane||33/1|
|4||152 10-12 h||B Ellison||Danny Cook||15/8f|
Formulation (IRE) 83
|5||152 10-12||Ferdy Murphy||D F O'Regan||106||14/1|
I Got Sunshine 230
|4||152 10-12||J S Goldie||Henry Brooke (3)||80/1|
Maybe I Wont 15
|7||152 10-12||James Moffatt||R McGrath||115||11/4|
|4||152 10-12||P D Niven||B Hughes||14/1|
|4||152 10-12||N Wilson||Adam Nicol (7)||80/1|
|4||152 10-12||J S Goldie||Lucy Alexander (3)||100/1|
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 40
|5||152 10-12||Micky Hammond||Joe Colliver (7)||18/1|
Shamo Hill Theatre 9
|5||152 10-12 p||L A Mullaney||Harry Haynes||50/1|
Smadynium (FR) 29
|4||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||9/2|
Swift Escape 219
|5||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||15/2|
Waltz Darling (IRE) 100
|4||152 10-12||K G Reveley||J Reveley||40/1|
||8||10-12||J S Goldie||K Mercer||4/1|
Smadynium never figured on his reappearance at Worcester but should strip fitter here. Swift Escape won an Exeter bumper in April and has scope while Formulation and Maybe I Wont have plenty of experience and can also figure while Waltz Darling will have had plenty of schooling. Calaf did well to finish fifth at Ludlow considering he refused to settle but we were quite taken with BRIGHT APPLAUSE's debut effort at Wetherby last week. Twice a winner over 1m4f on the Flat, he had every chance at the last at the West Yorkshire track and will know more here.
Smadynium (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, mistake 5th, never reached leaders, weakened flat, 5th of 13, 11l behind Thomas Crapper (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Maybe I Wont 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leading pair, challenged on inside 2 out, soon ridden, led last, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 13, 26l behind Kalk Bay (9-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Formulation (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway when mistake 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 7, 9l behind Parc Des Princes (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Aug.
Calaf 11-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, stayed on approaching 3 out, never near to challenge, 5th of 14, 17l behind Hold Court (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Swift Escape 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, rallied over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Apr beating I'm A Gangster (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Tracked clear leader, not fluent 1st, ridden and hit 2 out, kept on same pace after last, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Silverlord (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan '11.
Pinotage 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, hampered and hit rail soon after 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
I Got Sunshine 40-1 (10-4) In rear, outpaced 4 out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 8, 32l behind Royal Opera (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Bright Applause 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 24l behind Lordofthehouse (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Shamo Hill Theatre 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Edgware Road (9-11) by shd, 12 ran (flat).
Purkab 33-1 (10-7) Took keen hold early, held up, not fluent 3rd, soon ridden and lost touch, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Esporao (11-0) at Perth 2m clm hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Praxios 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Sasheen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct (flat).