Thank You intu Eldon Square Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (3yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 30.20s
- Off time: 14:55:45
|1st||10 Circus Star||14/1|
|2nd||8 Light The City||1½||15/2|
Danehills Well (IRE) 26
|5||166 11-12||Mrs A C Hamilton||Lucy Alexander||115||22/1|
Bernardelli (IRE) 18
|5||165 11-11||N G Richards||Brian Harding||114||7/2|
Sacre Toi (FR) 14
|7||164 11-10 p||J Ewart||Dale Irving (7)||113||6/1|
Call of Duty (IRE) 10
|8||160 11-6||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Colm McCormack (5)||109||33/1|
Golden Firth (IRE) 32
|6||156 11-2||A J Martin||A P McCoy||105||10/3f|
Alf The Audacious 269
|7||156 11-2||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||105||13/2|
Light The City (IRE) (ex7) 8
|6||154 11-0||Mrs R Carr||Jake Greenall (3)||96||15/2|
Formulation (IRE) 6
|6||153 10-13 p||Rebecca Menzies||Tony Kelly (5)||102||13/2|
Circus Star (USA) 21
|5||149 10-9||J E Dixon||Mr J Dixon (7)||98||14/1|
||9||111||James Moffatt||B Hughes||104||NR|
It's almost two years since SACRE TOI last ran over hurdles but he's won off today's mark over fences and has conditions in his favour today. Taking into account Dale Irving's allowance, he gets 8lb from last month's Huntingdon scorer Bernardelli and that may be enough to swing things his way. Sam Lord tends to reserve his best for Sedgefield and was entered at Uttoxeter yesterday but there are possibilities about unexposed Sedgefield winner Light The City if he handles the easier surface. It will be a surprise if any of the others prove good enough at the weights.
Sam Lord 4-1 (10-11) Prominent, led 3rd, ridden when not fluent 2 out, headed before last, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Waltz Darling (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Circus Star (USA) 22-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up behind until headway to lead after 3rd, headed 2 out, soon lost place, no impression before last, 6th of 10, 14l behind Tikkandemickey (11-1) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Light The City (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, led 4 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Next Hight (10-13) by 5l, 9 ran.
Bernardelli (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, not fluent 5th, closed from 3 out, led next, edged right approaching last, pressed flat, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m (4) sft in Nov beating Ballincurrig (11-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Formulation (IRE) 15-8fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, 5th of 8, 19l behind King Zeal (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Sacre Toi (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Close up, pushed along before 4 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Firth Of The Clyde (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Alf The Audacious 20-1 (11-0) Tracked clear pair, ridden 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 10, 29l behind Big Water (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Danehills Well (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, kept on to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Moss Cloud (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Call of Duty (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Last pair, not fluent 3rd, outpaced before 7th, went poor 4th 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 25l behind Eduard (11-0) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gs.
Golden Firth (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 12th of 16, 16l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.