Larry Pryde 70th Birthday Celebration Novices' Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places on paddock bend)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 49.90s
- Off time: 13:55:32
|1st||1 Sausalito Sunrise||10/11f|
|2nd||4 Billy Biscuit||12||25/1|
Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 29
|6||167 11-13||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||135||10/11f|
Ashes House (IRE) 27
|8||161 11-7 t||Miss R Curtis||P E Corbett (5)||125||7/2|
Sir Mangan (IRE) 45
|6||161 11-7||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||125||5/1|
Billy Biscuit (IRE) 163
|6||155 11-1||A King||Gerard Tumelty||25/1|
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 41
|6||155 11-1 b||C E Longsdon||A Tinkler||119||7/1|
Trafficker (IRE) 97
|7||155 11-1||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||66/1|
||4||10-13||G L Moore||J E Moore||5/2|
Sausalito Sunrise was still beaten 40 lengths when sixth in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham but did win at Chepstow and Haydock in December and this represents a drop in class. Providing he hasn't had enough for the season, Philip Hobbs' gelding should be thereabouts but is being asked to concede 11lb to ASHES HOUSE taking into account Patrick Corbett's claim. The latter was only beaten a neck by Knockanrawley on his first try over this trip at Ffos Las and may represent more value. Sir Mangan was well beaten over track and trip last time but still looks the pick of the remainder as Glowinginthedark is proving hard to place.
Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 9th, pushed along after 3 out, lost place before next, well beaten when hampered last, 6th of 18, 40l behind Very Wood (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Billy Biscuit (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 6th, soon pushed along, mistake next, soom struggling, well beaten after 2 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Andy Kelly (10-10) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Sir Mangan (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Led 2nd, joined 4 out, ridden and headed next, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 21l behind Alpha Victor (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Led, hard pressed from 4 out, headed 2 out, rallied when every chance last, kept on well, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Themanfrom Minella (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Trafficker (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) In tch to 13, 6th of 7, 22l behind Lightening Jack (12-0) at North Cornwall 3m ptp sft in Jan.
Ashes House (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Led, mistake 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, chased winner, ridden between last 2, closed on all out winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 4, nk behind Knockanrawley (11-3) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.