Country Refreshments Intermediate Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,624 2nd £477 3rd £238 4th £119
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 44.90s
- Off time: 15:40:25
|2nd||6 Phoenix Returns||3½||7/1|
Harris Garden (IRE) 15
|5||159 11-5||P R Webber||D F O'Regan||11/8f|
Keeneland (IRE) 61
|5||159 11-5||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||13/8|
Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 71
|5||159 11-5||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||33/1|
Touch Of Tweed (IRE)
|5||152 10-12||J Ewart||B Hughes||12/1|
Malibu Dancer (IRE) 56
|4||147 10-7||W Amos||C I Gillies||16/1|
Phoenix Returns (IRE) 56
|4||147 10-7||G A Swinbank||F Davis||7/1|
Jukebox Melody (IRE)
||5||11-12||J M Jefferson||G Lee||7/4|
HARRIS GARDEN ran green on debut at Doncaster but showed definite signs of ability and this looks a lot less competitive. Paul Webber's five-year-old is taken to open his account in this finale as Phoenix Returns failed to build on his Carlisle third at Haydock next time, finishing just behind Malibu Dancer. Keeneland was third between the flags at Dromohane in November but makes his debut under Rules today, as does Touch Of Tweed, while Tweedo Paradiso needs to improve on his last of six over C&D in November.
Keeneland (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Ld, 2l adv aftr 4out, hdd 2out, 3rd & btn at last, no ex, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Kaki De La Pree (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Phoenix Returns (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Towards rear and pushed along, effort over 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 16, 23l behind Chancery (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Harris Garden (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway 7f out, chased leaders under pressure 4f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 15, 25l behind Kaysersberg (10-11) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Malibu Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Pushed along towards rear and green, never a factor, 8th of 16, 23l behind Chancery (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left from over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 16l behind Franks A Million (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m nhf (6) gd in Nov.
Touch Of Tweed (IRE) Helissio mare out of Over The Tweed.