Nomad Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 51.90s
- Off time: 13:10:30
|2nd||4 High On A Hill||2¾||40/1|
Enroller (IRE) 11
|7||159 11-5 t1||W R Muir||N D Fehily||13/2|
Eurhythmic (IRE) 44
|5||159 11-5||J A B Old||R Flint||100/1|
High On A Hill (IRE) 30
|5||159 11-5||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||40/1|
Oriental Cat 22
|5||159 11-5||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||33/1|
Status Symbol (IRE) 24
|7||159 11-5||A Carson||W Kennedy||11/1|
Swaling (IRE) 280
|6||159 11-5 t1||V R A Dartnall||D F O'Regan||7/1|
Tuscan Gold 33
|5||159 11-5||A King||W Hutchinson||15/8|
Kazlian (FR) 20
|4||154 11-0||D Pipe||T Scudamore||13/8f|
Miss Hilton 52
|6||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||200/1|
||6||115 t||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||NR|
Non Dom (IRE)
||5||11-5||H Morrison||J E Moore||10/3|
Enroller has shown no evidence to suggest he'll prove as good over hurdles as he once was on the Flat while Hidden probably needs to improve again on his second to Rowan Tiger at Bangor if he's to go one better here. Questions to answer, too, for High On A Hill after a very modest showing at Hereford but Swaling was second in a decent bumper at Exeter in April and Tuscan Gold wasn't disgraced at Huntingdon last month, despite taking a decent hold. KAZLIAN probably needs to improve his jumping if he's to make an impression at a higher level but clearly has an engine and, despite carrying a penalty for his facile Market Rasen success, is taken to follow up here.
Hidden 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, blundered 4th, chased winner after last, no impression, 2nd of 15, 9l behind Rowan Tiger (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Kazlian (FR) 1-4fav (10-12) Made all, clear from before 3 out, canter, won at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Drumadoon (10-5) by 50l, 5 ran.
High On A Hill (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Always behind, hampered 5th, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Ballyrock (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Enroller (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, chased leaders under pressure on inside approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 14, 16l behind Salubrious (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Status Symbol (IRE) 13-8fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 16, 6l behind Theredballoon (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar '10.
Tuscan Gold 5-1 (10-12) In touch, driven to chase leading pair after 3 out, disputed 2nd when mistake next, edged left under pressure between last 2, no extra approaching last, 4th of 16, 8l behind Hit The Headlines (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Swaling (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up mid-division on inside, headway 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, soon challenged, effort and every chance when hung left and ran green over 1f out, soon ridden, edged right and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Golden Gael (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Eurhythmic (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) In rear, some headway 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 10, well behind Bin End (10-7) at Leicester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Miss Hilton 100-1 (10-10) Led after 1st until headed and weakened quickly after 5th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Golden Gael (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Oriental Cat 14-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 6th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Rowan Tiger (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 15 ran.