IRL Independent Racecourses Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 52.16s
- Off time: 16:20:54
|1st||11 Area Access||9/2|
|2nd||7 Captain Sharpe||4||12/1|
|3rd||3 The Happy Warrior||¾||3/1f|
Businessmoney Judi 12
|8||166 11-12 pt||K Burke||Matthew Hampton (7)||100||8/1|
Keep The Cash (IRE) 204
|6||163 11-9 bt||D Pipe||T Scudamore||97||6/1|
The Happy Warrior 20
|6||162 11-8||R H Buckler||Gary Derwin (7)||96||3/1f|
Little Eaglet (IRE) 191
|10||158 11-4||C Heard||L Heard||92||20/1|
Calusa Star 23
|5||158 11-4 b1||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||92||12/1|
Captain Sharpe 15
|6||155 11-1 t||B J Llewellyn||Hadden Frost||89||12/1|
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 70
|9||153 10-13 p||B J Llewellyn||Robert Williams (5)||87||10/1|
|5||151 10-11 t||Marc Barber||D Crosse||85||50/1|
Goodacres Garden (IRE) 18
|7||148 10-8||S Lycett||D Elsworth||82||16/1|
Area Access (IRE) 93
|6||145 10-5||C J Mann||Harry Bannister (7)||79||9/2|
Kill Van Kull (IRE) 108
|5||141 10-1 t1||Marc Barber||Donal Devereux||75||50/1|
Landenstown Star (IRE) 20
|9||140 10-0 b||Mark Gillard||Thomas Cheesman (7)||69||12/1|
Clear Mix 20
|6||140 10-0 t||Mrs S Gardner||W Kennedy||69||20/1|
||8||117||Miss L Blackford||Conor Smith||95||NR|
||7||103 b||Miss N L-Beavis||J M Davies||77||NR|
||7||11-12||R Lee||M G Nolan||11/4|
THE HAPPY WARRIOR is one of the few arriving in any sort of form having scored here and at Exeter in recent weeks. Although beaten off a 7lb lower mark last time, Gary Derwin's claim takes care of the extra and it's difficult to find an alternative. Keep The Cash looked to have some ability when placed at Stratford last May but hasn't been seen since August and has plenty of weight as does Businessmoney Judi, though the latter has won three times over hurdles and looked to be coming back to something like her old form last time. Captain Sharpe has been well beaten in sellers and stablemate Going Nowhere Fast looks to have a better chance though his only success came at plating level. Calusa Star has shown nothing but tackles a longer trip on his handicap debut which could bring about some improvement.
Chance Encounter (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Not fluent 1st, prominent after next, led 3rd, headed after 3 out, weakened flat, 7th of 16, 21l behind Withy Mills (10-3) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Until The Man (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 17, 45l behind Invicta Lake (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Area Access (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Vaniteux (10-12) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (3) gs in Dec.
Captain Sharpe 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, 4th when blundered 3 out, soon well held, went 3rd 2 out until towards finish, 4th of 12, 21l behind Drombeg West (10-0) at Towcester 2m (5) hvy in Feb.
The Happy Warrior 15-8fav (10-9) Chased leaders until slightly lost place after 4th, pushed along in 5th after 3 out, plugged on flat, took modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Join The Navy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Calusa Star 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, never involved, 11th of 15, well behind Saint Breiz (10-9) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Little Eaglet (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7th, soon struggling, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Tarvini (11-2) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Keep The Cash (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Chased leader, led 7th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 44l behind Harangue (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, stumbled 2nd, headway approaching 3 out, went moderate 5th at the last, 5th of 13, 18l behind Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Not fluent, took keen hold tracking leader, pushed along and lost 2nd before 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, 6th of 7, well behind Comical Red (9-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Businessmoney Judi 66-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Be Bop Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Spunky 66-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed before 2 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 26l behind Dorry K (10-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Goodacres Garden (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leader until 3rd, ridden and weakened approaching 5th, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 40l behind Winged Crusader (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Kill Van Kull (IRE) 100-1 (10-8) Held up, not fluent 3rd, always towards rear, well beaten after 7th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Cloud Brook (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Clear Mix 16-1 (10-1) Sometimes jumped right, tracked leaders and keen, weakened 3 out, well behind, blundered last, 5th of 7, 47l behind Comical Red (9-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.