Wellpool Proud To Sponsor Leonna Mayor Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f 110y
- (3yo+, 2m 2f 110y, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 1.15s
- Off time: 14:41:48
|1st||6 Invicta Lake||11/2|
|2nd||4 Ya Hafed||4||17/2|
|3rd||11 Sun Quest||3½||20/1|
Van Diemens Land (USA) 38
|5||166 11-12||C J Mann||G Sheehan (5)||110||6/1|
Lava Lamp (GER) 26
|5||166 11-12 bt||Evan Williams||Conor Ring (10)||110||28/1|
Crystal Swing 29
|5||161 11-7||R T Phillips||R Johnson||105||11/1|
Ya Hafed 14
|4||161 11-7 b1||Miss S West||L Aspell||105||17/2|
Walden Prince (IRE) 56
|5||159 11-5||A W Carroll||W Hutchinson||103||9/1|
Invicta Lake (IRE) 22
|5||158 11-4||Miss S Smith||C Bolger||102||11/2|
Latin America (IRE) 613
|7||158 11-4||N J Gifford||L Treadwell||102||10/1|
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 26
|5||158 11-4||B G Powell||S P Jones||102||40/1|
|7||154 11-0 bt||A J Lidderdale||Felix De Giles||98||16/1|
Border Station (IRE) 173
|6||152 10-12||Mrs A Batchelor||A Thornton||96||66/1|
Sun Quest 22
|8||151 10-11 t||S D Dixon||W P Kavanagh (3)||95||20/1|
Fitandproperjob (ex7) 7
|6||147 10-7 t||A Middleton||A P McCoy||84||2/1f|
Forest Rhythm (IRE)
||7||11-3||J W Mullins||A Thornton||20/1|
Invicta Lake tries his luck in handicaps having been placed in maiden and novice company in his last three starts. Ya Hafed is tried in blinkers after his latest third at Lingfield while it be interesting to see how last week's Folkestone winner Fitandproperjob fares under a penalty as he hadn't shown much previously. Van Diemens Land could figure with Gavin Sheehan taking off 5lb and Sun Quest was the subject of a gamble at Plumpton last month only to fall before halfway. Irish import WALDEN PRINCE showed enough last season to suggest he'll pick up a race or two for Tony Carroll and he'll have needed his run at Huntingdon in October. Eased in the weights since, this may be his chance to shine. Southwell third Crystal Swing and the returning Latin America may be best of the rest.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, hampered slightly 3rd, headway to go 3rd after 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Ya Hafed 6-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, led narrowly when mistake 2 out, soon headed, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression with front pair flat, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Sun Quest 7-2fav (11-4) Held up mid-division, fell 3rd, in a race won by Petit Ecuyer (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Crystal Swing 14-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, headway to 3rd at 3rd, went 2nd next every chance 2 out, ridden in 3rd between last 2, weakened before last, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 20-1 (11-1) In rear, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 15, 20l behind Dormouse (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Latin America (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders until lost place 3rd, last pair 5th, headway 9th, chased leaders 3 out, plugged on same pace from next, weakened to 5th flat, 5th of 9, 22l behind Easement (10-10) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr '11.
Van Diemens Land (USA) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, outpaced and beaten soon after 3 out, 4th of 6, 21l behind My Tent Or Yours (10-12) at Ascot 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Lava Lamp (GER) 12-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, weakened from 5th, 14th of 15, well behind Dormouse (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Fitandproperjob 9-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, smooth headway on outside to chase leaders and hit 3 out, chased leader next, led on long run to last, hit last, stayed on well, won at Folkestone 2m 1f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft beating Achieved (9-7) by 7l, 9 ran.
Walden Prince (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on outside, mistake 5th, soon ridden, well beaten before 2 out, 10th of 13, 26l behind Drumlang (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Kijivu 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, reminders before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, well behind Southway Star (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Border Station (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway on inside after 6th, lost place next, mistake when no impression 3 out, 8th of 11, 23l behind Ray Diamond (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.