Movember And Sons Hairy Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 17 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 11.77s
- Off time: 12:46:03
|2nd||2 Gallox Bridge||17||20/1|
|3rd||15 The Good Guy||2½||40/1|
Clarion Call 40
|4||166 11-12 p||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)||119||33/1|
Gallox Bridge 308
|7||165 11-11 t||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||118||20/1|
Filbert (IRE) 363
|6||165 11-11||P J Hobbs||James Best (3)||118||8/1|
Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 181
|8||163 11-9 p||A Hobbs||Peter Carberry||116||14/1|
|5||163 11-9 b||M Blake||Tom Cannon||116||8/1|
Psi (USA) 19
|7||162 11-8 p||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (3)||115||33/1|
Foxbridge (IRE) 329
|6||162 11-8||N J Henderson||J McGrath (3)||115||7/2f|
Taroum (IRE) 37
|5||162 11-8||A W Carroll||Mr J Hamer (6)||115||33/1|
Decimus (IRE) 23
|5||162 11-8||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||115||13/2|
Salpierre (IRE) 14
|7||161 11-7||Jonjo O'Neill||D J Benson (3)||114||33/1|
Vagrant Emperor (IRE) 34
|9||161 11-7||Miss E C Lavelle||Conor Quish (8)||114||10/1|
Sagredo (USA) 63
|8||160 11-6 p||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan (6)||113||25/1|
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 22
|8||157 11-3||A Blackmore||Jack Quinlan||110||25/1|
Wings Of Icarus (IRE) 247
|5||154 11-0||D Pipe||Kieron Edgar (8)||107||4/1|
The Good Guy (IRE) 83
|9||150 10-10||G McPherson||Killian Moore (6)||103||40/1|
Farbreaga (IRE) 17
|6||144 10-4||Jamie Poulton||Brendan Powell||97||20/1|
Prince Pippin (IRE) 18
|6||140 10-0 t||Mrs S Leech||Thomas Garner (5)||92||16/1|
Enfant De Lune (FR)
||7||11-7||D Pipe||C O'Farrell||10/1|
Given the form of his yard, Foxbridge is certainly worth a second look in this opener while Vagrant Emperor ran a nice race on his return from a lay-off at Uttoxeter, though remains a maiden. Salpierre is starting to look well treated and Danny Benson's mount may well prove a better bet than stablemate Sagredo while Wings Of Icarus and last month's Fontwell winner Farbreaga are at the right end of the handicap. GALLOX BRIDGE only has one above him in the weights and hasn't been seen since unseating his rider at Wincanton in January but he looked a fair prospect when winning a couple of novice events at Uttoxeter around this time last year and goes well fresh. Tim Vaughan's charge gets a tentative vote.
Lamps 8-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, left 3rd before last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind On The Right Path (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in May.
Gallox Bridge 6-1 (10-13) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, blundered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Star Of Angels (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
The Good Guy (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway to go 3rd before 4th, challenged after 8th, weakening when mistake 2 out, 4th of 8, 17l behind Lion On The Prowl (11-6) at Southwell 3m clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Filbert (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In touch on outside, blundered and reminder 6th, lost place after 4 out, weakened next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Rangitoto (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov '11, 18 ran.
Decimus (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden before last and fell when disputing 2nd, in a race won by Ivor's King (10-10) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders on inside, effort 3 out, ridden and every chance next, kept on same pace under pressure flat, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Wings Of Smoke (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Farbreaga (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Made all, hit 2nd, strongly challenged 2 out, ran on well, won at Fontwell 2m 4f Conditional Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-95) (3yo+) (5) sft in Oct beating Himayna (11-6) by 4l, 4 ran.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, ridden 3 out, kept on same pace approaching last, 5th of 8, 16l behind El Dancer (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Foxbridge (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened 2 out, 10th of 14, well behind Water Garden (11-2) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Psi (USA) 14-1 (11-6) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Madame Jasmine (10-8) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct, 11 ran.
Sagredo (USA) 12-1 (11-10) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway 3 out, ridden after next, 4th and no extra last, 5th of 7, 19l behind Ballybough Gorta (10-6) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Vagrant Emperor (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 6th, jumped slowly and lost place 9th, stayed on steadily from 2 out, 4th of 12, 12l behind What An Oscar (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Wings Of Icarus (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, hung left from 4th, ridden in modest 4th after 3 out, went 3rd before and went left last, 3rd of 11, 32l behind Monte Cavallo (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Taroum (IRE) 3-1fav (11-11) Led until ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened rapidly, soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind King Olav (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf in Aug '11.
Salpierre (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Behind, mistake 3rd, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 11, 27l behind Harry Hunt (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Clarion Call 9-1 (11-12) Tracked winner, mistake 2nd, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 34l behind The Lemonpie (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 6-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, effort on inside next, kept on same pace, 4th and no impression when not fluent last, 4th of 12, 6l behind Midnight Tuesday (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.