David McLean (DM27) 7/7 Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 31.30s
- Off time: 15:27:07
|1st||4 Civil Unrest||5/6f|
|2nd||2 Trust Thomas||¾||18/1|
|3rd||3 Rhymers Stone||hd||11/1|
Tiny Dancer (IRE) 16
|5||166 11-12||G A Swinbank||B Hughes||100||12/1|
Trust Thomas 39
|5||166 11-12||Mrs A Hamilton||G B Watters (7)||100||18/1|
Rhymers Stone 34
|5||160 11-6||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol (7)||94||11/1|
Civil Unrest (IRE) 2
|7||159 11-5 b||J Ewart||Dale Irving (10)||93||5/6f|
Vodka Red (IRE) 34
|5||152 10-12 t||R Johnson||K Johnson||86||10/1|
Optical High 9
|4||148 10-8||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (5)||82||66/1|
Young Sparky (IRE) 197
|6||145 10-5 ht||Miss P Robson||K Renwick||79||20/1|
Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 29
|5||140 10-0||A D Brown||Harry Challoner (5)||74||33/1|
|6||140 10-0 p||A C Whillans||Callum Whillans (5)||72||5/1|
Jan Smuts (IRE) 54
|5||140 10-0 pt||W Storey||F Keniry||69||14/1|
Anna's Arch (IRE)
||5||11-8||G A Swinbank||F Davis||5/1|
CIVIL UNREST makes a quick reappearance after landing a conditionals' race at Musselburgh on Thursday. He's a winner without a penalty and can go in again. Tiny Dancer returned to action in a higher grade novices event at Carlisle and may do better now handicapping, but Trust Thomas disappointed at Sedgefield last time and may be best watched for now. Vodka Red finished well ahead of Rhymers Stone when fourth here last month and should confirm running without being good enough to win.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Made all, clear and hit 5th, easily, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Cadore (11-9) by 17l, 10 ran.
Trust Thomas 11-4 (11-4) Left 3rd and last at 1st, outpaced 4 out, no chance with front pair next, completed tailed off, 3rd of 6, well behind Weybridge Light (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Rhymers Stone 8-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, outpaced 4 out, kept on from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 10, 13l behind Honourable Gent (10-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) In touch, outpaced 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 11l behind Tweedo Paradiso (10-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Tiny Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, took closer order 4th, went 2nd before 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 9, 29l behind Milan Bound (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Vittachi 7-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, disputed lead before 6th, ridden after 3 out, no chance with winner from next, 2nd of 8, 22l behind Anna's Arch (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov '12.
Vodka Red (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) In rear, headway from 5 out, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Honourable Gent (10-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden 5th, tailed off when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Sacco D'oro (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Young Sparky (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, soon lost place and weakened, fell last, in a race won by King's Chorister (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Optical High 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders in 4th, lost place before 4th, 12th of 14, 46l behind Dynamic Drive (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.