Norchem Group Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (3yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 21.20s
- Off time: 14:50:43
|1st||1 One For Harry||10/1|
|2nd||5 Prince Blackthorn||6||8/1|
|3rd||2 Gwladys Street||5||7/1|
One For Harry (IRE) 38
|4||166 11-12||N G Richards||Brian Harding||100||10/1|
Gwladys Street (IRE) 39
|5||161 11-7||W Kinsey||Charlie Huxley||95||7/1|
Stags Leap (IRE) 75
|5||161 11-7||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Ryan Mania||95||14/1|
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 31
|4||151 10-11 p||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Grant Cockburn (7)||85||14/1|
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 32
|6||151 10-11||W Amos||J Reveley||85||8/1|
Sleep In First (FR) 252
|6||148 10-8||J Ewart||B Hughes||82||7/4f|
|4||146 10-6||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Henry Brooke (3)||80||40/1|
Mini The Minx (IRE) 20
|6||144 10-4||D W Whillans||Callum Whillans (5)||78||14/1|
Bolt From The Blue 25
|7||140 10-0||J Wade||K Renwick||64||4/1|
||5||107 p1||C Grant||F Keniry||81||NR|
||5||10-8||T D Walford||R Walford||11/4|
PRINCE BLACKTHORN probably found 2m1f too short on his reappearance and though he still looked very one-paced it wasn't a bad effort in the context of this poor race and he's handed the vote. Stags Leap hasn't made progress after winning a novices' handicap at Kelso in May but can't be dismissed nor can One For Harry, who hasn't looked a natural jumper in his three races to date over timber and makes his handicap debut with a big weight. Gwladys Street, who showed some promise last season, was beaten a distance on his comeback at Wetherby and the market is best watched for any signs of a revival from the remainder.
Notonebuttwo (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, soon chased leaders, with leader 6th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 42l behind Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
One For Harry (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistakes 1st and 3rd, some headway on inside 3 out, no impression, well held by leaders when mistakes last 2, 6th of 14, 12l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, chased leaders before 3rd, ridden and one pace before last, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Livvy Inn (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (4) sft in Nov.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 22-1 (11-8) Always behind, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Sleep In First (FR) 6-1 (10-13) Always behind, weakened from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Melua Maid (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Apr, 8 ran.
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, hampered 2nd, struggling 5th, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Anna's Arch (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Mini The Minx (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3rd, reminder after 6th, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 42l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Resoluton 150-1 (11-0) In rear, soon struggling, blundered 4th, tailed off before 5th, 5th of 8, well behind Deise Dynamo (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Bolt From The Blue 9-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, hampered 1st, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 16l behind Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Stags Leap (IRE) 18-1 (10-9) In touch main group, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 11, 48l behind Hunters Belt (10-10) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.