S V Rutter Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 31.70s
- Off time: 12:20:34
|1st||6 Racing Pulse||8/11f|
|2nd||8 Sir Mangan||17||11/1|
Kilgefin Star (IRE) 33
|5||159 11-5||M Smith||Adam Nicol (5)||125||6/1|
Classic Rally (IRE) 692
|7||152 10-12||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||25/1|
Mr Syntax (IRE) 33
|9||152 10-12 t||T J Fitzgerald||Brian Harding||118||20/1|
Print Shiraz (IRE) 33
|5||152 10-12||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||100/1|
Racing Pulse (IRE) 45
|4||152 10-12||J J Quinn||J Reveley||8/11f|
Sgt Bull Berry 142
|6||152 10-12||P Maddison||Jake Greenall (3)||66/1|
Sir Mangan (IRE) 26
|5||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||11/1|
Straidnahanna (IRE) 20
|4||152 10-12||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||114||3/1|
Thatildee (IRE) 27
|5||152 10-12||C Grant||Henry Brooke||66/1|
Thorlak (FR) 34
|6||152 10-12||J Ewart||Harry Haynes||66/1|
||5||115||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||117||NR|
Point-to-point winner, RACING PULSE, made a winning racecourse debut in a bumper at Naas last month. He's since joined John Quinn and is taken to continue winning ways on his hurdling bow. Kilgefin Star failed to cope with a penalty at Kelso last time having won at the same track before that and the same comment applies to Hexham winner Revocation, well beaten in a couple of subsequent starts. Sir Mangan posted a better effort when runner-up at Wetherby last time and Straidnahanna can also get involved if improving on his recent fourth at Haydock. Mr Syntax has been placed over fences and could prove best of the rest.
Revocation 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 5 out, chased leaders approaching last, never on terms, 5th of 13, 12l behind Cyrien Star (10-2) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Racing Pulse (IRE) 7-2fav (11-10) Chased clear leaders in 3rd, closer halfway and led 7f out, travelled well early straight and asserted 2f out, drew clear final furlong, easily, won at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Oct beating Flags Pass (12-0) by 14l, 14 ran.
Sir Mangan (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Close up, went 2nd before 4 out, ridden and every chance from 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Blakemount (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Straidnahanna (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In touch, chased leaders 4 out, hard driven next, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 14l behind Spirit Of Shankly (11-4) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Nov.
Kilgefin Star (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before last, weakened run-in, 3rd of 14, 10l behind The Last Samuri (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Mr Syntax (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Towards rear, some headway 9th, no impression before 2 out, 7th of 14, well behind The Last Samuri (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Thorlak (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, 25l behind Franciscan (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Sgt Bull Berry 25-1 (10-13) Led and set very slow pace, headed over 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd place over 1f out, soon weakened and lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 5, 10l behind Bennachie (11-0) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jul.
Classic Rally (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, headway to join leader after 6f, led briefly 5f out, hung left under pressure 2f out, stayed on to press for 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Doyly Carte (9-12) at Catterick 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Jan '12.
Print Shiraz (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, reminders halfway, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by The Last Samuri (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 14 ran.
Thatildee (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off over 4f out, 7th of 14, 17l behind Chidswell (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Nov.