Malcolm 'Hairy' Roberts Memorial Novices' Hurdle (Div 2) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 40.95s
- Off time: 13:51:21
|3rd||2 Oliver's Hill||1||7/2|
Mcllhatton (IRE) 76
|6||160 11-6||P F Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||125||9/4|
Oliver's Hill (IRE) 24
|5||160 11-6||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||120||7/2|
Gair Leat (IRE) 26
|10||154 11-0||L Corcoran||T J O'Brien||50/1|
Gold Carrot 20
|6||154 11-0||G L Moore||J E Moore||20/1|
Lord Aldervale (IRE) 116
|7||154 11-0 p||S Woodman||M Goldstein||64||100/1|
Shanaderry Kin (IRE) 15
|5||154 11-0||Simon Earle||P J Brennan||25/1|
|7||154 11-0||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||122||Evsf|
Canarbino Girl 18
|7||147 10-7||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Mr L Drowne (7)||50/1|
Candyman Can (IRE) 66
|4||147 10-7 h||D J S ffrench Davis||M D Grant||20/1|
The Selector 17
|5||147 10-7||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||100/1|
||6||11-6||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||10/11|
McIllhatton has only had a couple of runs this winter but was second in a decent handicap at Doncaster in January and has his sights lowered here. Oliver's Hill won a maiden hurdle at Wetherby on his debut for Charlie Longsdon and should appreciate the extra half-mile but SHUBAAT gets 6lb from the aforementioned pair, despite a comfortable success at Uttoxeter. He might be one to follow in the closing weeks of the season. The four-year-old Candyman Can has hinted at ability but would need more to get involved here.
Mcllhatton (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out to chase leaders, one pace, 2nd of 12, 15l behind Master Of The Game (11-3) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Shubaat 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, led after next, dived at last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gs in Mar beating Sir Pitt (11-1) by 5l, 12 ran.
Oliver's Hill (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, pressed last, held on well towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar beating Rock A Doodle Doo (10-9) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Candyman Can (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Last pair, pushed along after 4 out, soon outpaced and no chance before mistake 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, 29l behind Baradari (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec.
Shanaderry Kin (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up, headway on inside 6f out, went 2nd 5f out until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Blaklion (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Gold Carrot 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, no chance when hit 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, 46l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-0) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Canarbino Girl 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 17l behind Blue Buttons (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Gair Leat (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Towards rear, ridden and struggling after 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 50l behind Ashford Wood (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Lord Aldervale (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, led after 4th, headed 6th, hit next, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up next, in a race won by Night Of Passion (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
The Selector 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, reminders after 3rd, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Norfolk Sky (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.