Betfred 'When Both Teams Score' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f
- (3yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,924 2nd £859 3rd £429 4th £215
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 10.30s
- Off time: 15:11:09
|1st||1 Spanish Arch||4/1|
|2nd||12 Life Long||10||16/1|
|3rd||13 Goat Castle||2¾||7/2f|
Spanish Arch (IRE) 37
|5||166 11-12||C E Longsdon||Kielan Woods (3)||105||4/1|
Light The World (FR) 26
|4||166 11-12||R T Phillips||A Tinkler||105||20/1|
Perfect Reward 45
|8||166 11-12 p||G McPherson||T Molloy (3)||105||28/1|
South O'The Border 38
|10||166 11-12||L P Grassick||Aidan Coleman||105||20/1|
Black Phantom (IRE) 24
|6||164 11-10||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||103||18/1|
|8||161 11-7||R T Phillips||S Quinlan||100||25/1|
Excelsior Academy 34
|6||161 11-7||R T Phillips||R Johnson||100||9/1|
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 8
|9||160 11-6 b||P A Pritchard||Jack Doyle||99||7/1|
|4||160 11-6||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||99||8/1|
Lucky Lukey 52
|6||158 11-4||Jennie Candlish||A O'keeffe||97||10/1|
Life Long (IRE) 554
|8||152 10-12||Mrs A L M King||T Messenger||91||16/1|
Goat Castle (IRE) 30
|8||144 10-4 t||N A Twiston-Davies||Mr R Hatch (7)||83||7/2f|
Spirit of Lake (IRE) 181
|10||140 10-0||Karen George||Hadden Frost (ex1)||78||28/1|
||7||1110||N Lampard||Gerard Tumelty||103||WD|
EARCOMESTHEDREAM scored by six lengths at Towcester last week and can shrug off a 7lb rise in the weights and go in again. Spanish Arch looks a threat as this is less competitive than the Wetherby race he finished fourth in last time but Perfect Reward has shown nothing since returning to hurdles despite racing off a lower mark. The same comment applies to South O'The Border and Goat Castle makes more appeal on his latest second at Hexham.
Fred Kennet 14-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, not fluent and ridden 8th, mistake next, soon lost touch, tired when mistake 11th, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Comehomequietly (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) gd in Oct '11, 5 ran.
Spanish Arch (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 7th, chased leaders approaching 3 out, one pace next, left 4th last, 4th of 13, 8l behind African Gold (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Life Long (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) In touch, improved 5th, led 7th until after 9th, soon ridden, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 15, 39l behind Chit Chat (10-13) at Worcester 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun '11.
Goat Castle (IRE) 15-8fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway before last, soon every chance, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Livvy Inn (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (4) sft in Nov.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Prominent, led after 8th, headed approaching 3 out, led again before next, clear when mistake last, stayed on well, won at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Hazy Dawn (10-4) by 6l, 13 ran.
Lucky Lukey 6-1 (11-12) Held up in rear on outside, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Sail And Return (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Spirit of Lake (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, prominent, led 2nd, blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Behtarini (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun, 9 ran.
South O'The Border 22-1 (10-10) Held up in touch in rear, outpaced when hit 9th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, last of 6, well behind Arkose (10-5) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
Black Phantom (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, reminder before 6th, went 4th before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 8, 44l behind Quayside Court (9-7) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Light The World (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 28l behind Miss Exhibitionist (11-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Whenever 20-1 (11-10) Behind, never dangerous, 7th of 10, well behind Elegant Olive (11-3) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.
Excelsior Academy 25-1 (10-12) Led, headed 3rd, ridden and weakened 2 out, 8th of 9, well behind Golden Hoof (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Perfect Reward 33-1 (11-2) Led until 1st, prominent, led after 6th, headed 3 out, no extra last, 8th of 13, 26l behind Sporting Boy (11-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Ron 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along approaching 4 out, soon lost place, mistake 3 out, blundered last, 6th of 11, 29l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.