32Red Casino Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 40.40s
- Off time: 15:20:17
|1st||5 It's High Time||2/1f|
|2nd||4 Gurkha Brave||½||7/1|
|4||156 11-2||T Coyle||D C Costello||7/2|
Donna's Diamond (IRE)
|4||156 11-2||C Grant||D F O'Regan||14/1|
Fev Rover (IRE) 13
|6||156 11-2||S G West||Henry Brooke||80/1|
Gurkha Brave (IRE) 24
|5||156 11-2||Karen McLintock||B Hughes||7/1|
It's High Time (IRE) 31
|5||156 11-2||Miss Lucinda V Russell||K Renwick||2/1f|
Katachenko (IRE) 56
|4||156 11-2||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||11/4|
Lord Fendale (IRE)
|4||156 11-2||S Donohoe||T J O'Brien||25/1|
Neville Woods 206
|6||156 11-2||J Gledson||Mr A J Findlay (7)||66/1|
Randalls Mill (IRE)
|5||156 11-2||M P Sunderland||P J Brennan||12/1|
||4||11-2||Mrs R Dobbin||J M Maguire||14/1|
Gurkha Brave hasn't done much wrong though might be suited by softer ground and a stiffer test. Katachenko, a winner between the flags at Toomebridge in September, was purchased by Trevor Hemmings ater a promising run in what looked a fair Limerick bumper the following month. Lucinda Russell's Irish import IT'S HIGH TIME ran the promising Indevan close at Gowran in April and made a bright start for new connections when narrowly beaten by Theatrical Style here last month. He looks better class than these and should gain his first victory unless there's something special amongst the newcomers who include Irish raider Lord Fendale.
It's High Time (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Always prominent, took keen hold, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on gamely, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Theatrical Style (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Gurkha Brave (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Chidswell (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Katachenko (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, closer in 3rd approaching straight, 4th 2f out, 5th from 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 16, 6l behind Voluptueux (11-5) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Coinage (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Sovereign Star.
Donna's Diamond (IRE) Cloudings gelding out of Inish Bofin.
Neville Woods 50-1 (11-2) Tracked winner, took keen hold, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Regal Diamond (11-9) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in May.
Randalls Mill (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Darnadulce.
Lord Fendale (IRE) Erewhon gelding out of Upton Lady.
Fev Rover (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 5f out, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 11, 39l behind Mystical Dreamer (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.