Dove Selling Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 17.95s
- Off time: 14:10:30
|1st||1 American Cricket||9/2|
|2nd||2 Westlin' Winds||nk||1/2f|
|3rd||4 Group Leader||23||5/1|
American Cricket (IRE) 64
|11||163 11-9 p||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||110||9/2|
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 27
|6||163 11-9 p||B Ellison||Felix de Giles||123||1/2f|
Bret Maverick (IRE) 704
|8||160 11-6||B P J Baugh||J Mogford||94||16/1|
Group Leader (IRE) 9
|6||160 11-6 b||J R Jenkins||Brendan Powell (5)||102||5/1|
Jerry Lee (IRE) 461
|9||160 11-6||Violet Jordan||W T Kennedy||67||33/1|
Over The Page 8
|6||160 11-6 b1||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan (3)||28/1|
Rustic Gold 8
|8||160 11-6||R Ford||C Poste||100||50/1|
Karacas (IRE) 26
|6||153 10-13||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||16/1|
||7||1013||B Barr||Darren O'Keeffe||84||NR|
||8||11-6||N B King||D Elsworth||6/4|
It probably doesn't bode well for Group Leader that he was readily outpaced over this trip at Fakenham on New Year's Day. Flowerbud is impossible to predict and was tailed off at Folkestone last time having finished second to Advisor at Hereford earlier. Westlin' Winds is probably the form pick on his defeat of The Strawberry One at Market Rasen last summer and drops down several grades here. However, he ran a couple of shockers last month so we're taking him on with AMERICAN CRICKET. The latter still hadn't been shaken off when falling in a claimer at Southwell in November and, given plenty of time to recover by Evan Williams, could easily bounce back here.
Flowerbud 7-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, behind from 4th, soon tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind King Of Castile (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
American Cricket (IRE) 9-4fav (10-3) Keen hold tracking leaders, effort when fell 3 out, in a race won by Grand Art (10-5) at Southwell 3m clm hdl (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Led, blundered 5th, hit 6th, headed 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 21l behind Dais Return (11-1) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Group Leader (IRE) Evensfav (10-13) Tracked leader, outpaced appoaching 3 out, stayed on to go 2nd after next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 7l behind Joan D'Arc (10-8) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft.
Karacas (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, in 6th approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, well behind Kaffie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Jerry Lee (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) In rear, jumped left and mistake 2nd, headway 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 22l behind The Wee Midget (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct '10.
Over The Page 66-1 (10-9) Raced in last, hit 7th, reminders and soon lost touch, refused next, in a race won by Kumbeshwar (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) hvy, 3 ran.
Rustic Gold 12-1 (11-3) Prominent, chased winner briefly approaching 3 out, no impression and soon beaten, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 9, 29l behind Beautiful Vision (11-3) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) gs in Feb '10.
Bret Maverick (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led, mistake 7th, soon ridden and headed, weakened 2 out, 4th of 12, 21l behind Ifandbutwhy (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb '10.