BetVictor.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 55.70s
- Off time: 14:21:00
|1st||4 Swatow Typhoon||9/4j|
|2nd||1 Talkin Sence||7||5/2|
Talkin Sence (IRE) 41
|8||165 11-11||W Coltherd||Gary Rutherford (5)||115||5/2|
Chavoy (FR) 12
|8||158 11-4||Ferdy Murphy||Tony Kelly (5)||40/1|
Milano Magic (IRE) 45
|7||158 11-4 p||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||110||9/4j|
Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 20
|6||158 11-4||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||9/4j|
Sylar's Quest (IRE)
|7||158 11-4||James H Black||Graham Watters (7)||100/1|
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 30
|7||158 11-4||R Shiels||A P Lane||110||12/1|
Toplander (IRE) 40
|9||158 11-4||J Wade||John Dawson (7)||110||15/2|
SWATOW TYPHOON won an Irish point-to-point in December before making all for a debut success under the Donald McCain banner in a bumper on this track last month. He looks to have stamina in abundance so today's trip should prove just right as he makes his hurdling bow. Milano Magic has already proved his stamina having been touched off on the line by Forty Crown over 2m7f at Kelso in December. The winner that day is trained by John Wade who is responsible for Toplander here but the winning point-to-pointer would probably be better suited by further. Talkin Sence has to be respected here as he looks to be progressing despite having run ten times. He won easily at Kelso in December before just failing under a penalty a few days later and the testing conditions are just what he requires. Tikkandemickey looks best of the remainder.
Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Made all, pushed along halfway, ridden along from 6f out, driven over 2f out, stayed on strongly and in command final furlong, eased in closing stages, won at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan beating Latin Rebel (10-13) by 9l, 11 ran.
Talkin Sence (IRE) 9-4fav (11-1) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway 6th, led 3 out, clear when not fluent 2 out, hit last and lost momentum, soon headed, stayed on, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Forestside (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Chavoy (FR) 66-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 16, 33l behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Toplander (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 9th, ridden after 3 out, no impression on winner next, soon narrowly lost 2nd, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind No Deal (11-0) at Ayr 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, not fluent 4th, headway 8th, chased winner after 3 out, no impression last, no extra flat, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Our Joey (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan.
Milano Magic (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) Tracked clear leader, ridden after 3 out, led approaching next, stayed on flat, headed near finish, 2nd of 13, shd behind Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Sylar's Quest (IRE) Daggers Drawn gelding out of Manucrin.