Scottish Racing Best Bet Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 14 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 41.25s
- Off time: 15:50:25
|1st||4 Clever Cookie||11/2|
Araku Valley (IRE) 28
|5||156 11-2||K A Ryan||B J Toomey (3)||40/1|
Blue Kascade (IRE) 173
|5||156 11-2||A M Thomson||Ryan Mania||33/1|
Blueside Boy (IRE) 188
|4||156 11-2||Miss Lucinda V Russell||S Fox (7)||12/1|
|4||156 11-2||P D Niven||K Renwick||11/2|
|4||156 11-2||N G Richards||D N Russell||10/11f|
Lord Usher (IRE) 147
|5||156 11-2||G A Charlton||Lucy Alexander (3)||11/1|
Running Brook (IRE)
|5||156 11-2||R M Smith||Mr C Bewley (7)||66/1|
Sharivarry (FR) 243
|6||156 11-2||J Ewart||B Hughes||8/1|
Sorcier (FR) 615
|6||156 11-2||S Shirley-Beavan||J Reveley||12/1|
|5||156 11-2||Mrs J C McGregor||Adam Nicol (7)||125/1|
|4||156 11-2||Mrs A Hamilton||Harry Haynes||40/1|
Maggie Blue (IRE) 33
|4||149 10-9||I Jardine||A P Lane||66/1|
My Mum Mo 38
|4||149 10-9 t||S G West||R Clark (10)||22/1|
|5||149 10-9||Miss Tracy Waggott||Henry Brooke (3)||66/1|
Blue Kascade, Blueside Boy, Sharivarry and Sorcier are all winners between the flags. Araku Valley and Lord Usher both showed promise on their racecourse debuts while My Mum Mo was second at Stratford in September and seemed unsuited by the slow pace at Sedgefield next time. GLINGERBURN is by prolific sire King's Theatre and a half-brother to winning hurdlers Aegean Dawn and Fleet Dawn. He can make a winning start to his career though Clever Cookie, a half-brother to three winners, is also worth noting on debut.
Clever Cookie Primo Valentino gelding out of Mystic Memory.
Glingerburn (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Wychnor Dawn.
Sharivarry (FR) (12-0) Held up; prog 14; str run app last; led cl home, won at Alnwick 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Beau D'Argent (11-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Araku Valley (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Led, raced freely, soon 10 lengthes clear, headed 3f out, weakened quickly, 4th of 7, 29l behind Imjoeking (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Oct.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) In touch on outside, outpaced over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 44l behind Caledonia (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Blue Kascade (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, ld 2out, kow on run-in, won at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Barn Braq (11-4) by 4l, 14 ran.
Lord Usher (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Tracked leading pair, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance when edged left 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Vinnie My Boy (11-6) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Jun.
My Mum Mo 8-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 20l behind Izzini (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct.
Blueside Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Made all & jw, 2l adv gng best bef 2out, sow, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Kingswood Bar (11-7) by 3l, 10 ran.
Trust Thomas Erhaab gelding out of Yota.
Pop Socks Dapper mare out of Clohamon Gossip.
Sorcier (FR) 5-2 (11-7) Held up; stdy hdwy 15; led app last; rdly, won at Corbridge 3m ptp gs in Mar '11 beating Ravens Secret (12-0) by 10l, 12 ran.
Running Brook (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of May As Well.
Thehoodlum Fraam gelding out of Trilby.