3663 First For Food Service Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 4.30s
- Off time: 14:45:10
|2nd||2 Luci Di Mezzanotte||2¼||4/5f|
|3rd||7 Agincourt Reef||1¼||10/1|
|5||152 10-12 t||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||118||7/4|
Luci Di Mezzanotte 19
|5||152 10-12||O Sherwood||L Aspell||4/5f|
|7||152 10-12||M R Channon||C O'Farrell||16/1|
Novel Dancer 39
|5||152 10-12||Mrs L Richards||P J Brennan||25/1|
|5||152 10-12||N J Gifford||D A Jacob||50/1|
Tang Royal (FR) 13
|6||152 10-12||R Rowe||A Glassonbury||66/1|
Agincourt Reef (IRE) 27
|4||148 10-8||G L Moore||J E Moore||10/1|
Pinnacle Ofpassion (IRE) 16
|5||145 10-5 h||N Lampard||Gerard Tumelty||100/1|
Tigridia (IRE) 21
|6||145 10-5||Miss S West||M Goldstein||14/1|
With Mick Channon's seven-year-old Michael Michael making his racecourse debut and Agincourt Reef being beaten 24 lengths when third over course and distance last time, this may develop into a match between Experimentalist and LUCI DI MEZZANOTTE. The former has been placed in five of his nine hurdles starts but hasn't raced since March so we'll give the vote to Oliver Sherwood's Wetherby winner, who has more scope and looks capable of holding her own in better company. Tigridia was third on her hurdles bow at Towcester and looks best of the rest.
Experimentalist 7-4fav (10-12) Chased leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, soon behind, no chance when rider lost iron and pulled up before next, in a race won by Flaming Arrow (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Luci Di Mezzanotte 4-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May beating Definitely Glad (11-0) by 5l, 12 ran.
Agincourt Reef (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along and headway 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 24l behind Montefeltro (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in May.
Tang Royal (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Jojabean (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Tigridia (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) In touch, not fluent 1st, clsoed 3 out, close up next, 3rd and beaten when mistake last, no extra flat, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Twelve Roses (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Pinnacle Ofpassion (IRE) 200-1 (10-0) Mistake 1st, always behind lost touch 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Breaking Bits (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Michael Michael Kadastrof horse out of Mrs M.
Novel Dancer 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, no impression, 6th of 13, 29l behind Catch The Rhythm (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Spiritofchartwell 17-2 (11-2) Led in start, held up in rear, steady headway and just about in touch halfway, outpaced 5f out, 6th of 9, 47l behind Bugsy's Girl (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May.