British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 6f 110y
- (4-7yo, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 26.50s
- Off time: 13:50:27
|1st||4 Our Joey||8/1|
Corrin Wood (IRE) 28
|6||162 11-8||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||127||1/4f|
Kris Cross (IRE) 36
|6||162 11-8||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||12/1|
Mitchell's Way 28
|6||162 11-8||G A Swinbank||F Davis||111||16/1|
Our Joey (IRE) 11
|5||156 11-2||G Bewley||Jonathon Bewley (7)||8/1|
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 53
|7||156 11-2||R Shiels||A P Lane||102||25/1|
Port Isla 28
|6||149 10-9||W Coltherd||Gary Rutherford (5)||100/1|
Rinnagree Rosie 98
|7||149 10-9||Mrs L B Normile||Mr A Voy (3)||40/1|
||5||112||C Grant||J Reveley||NR|
CORRIN WOOD should eventually prove himself in a different league to these. His narrow defeat by the useful Gevrey Chabertin at Haydock was followed by a facile success at Carlisle and this looks well within his capabilities. Kris Cross has already won a point-to-point, a bumper and a maiden hurdle and can't have shown his true form on his reappearance at Wetherby as he was beaten a long way, though it's Our Joey who may provide the main threat. He was in the process of running a big race at Ayr last time when crashing through the wing at the second last and providing he's none the worse should get into the frame. Mitchell's Way has had plenty of chances but hasn't enjoyed the testing ground on his two latest starts.
Supreme Gold 100-1 (10-13) Tracked winner to 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 34l behind Smadynium (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Our Joey (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led 3rd, not fluent and headed 5th, challenged 3 out, ran out next, in a race won by Imjoeking (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy, 10 ran.
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, smooth headway before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 13, 9l behind Gymdoli (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
Corrin Wood (IRE) 1-5fav (10-12) Close up, led before 4 out, ridden and clear before last, won at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Gonow (10-5) by 11l, 10 ran.
Mitchell's Way 15-2 (11-8) Led, headed before 2 out, no extra after last, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Markadam (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Kris Cross (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed 7th, weakened from 4 out, 7th of 11, well behind Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Port Isla 80-1 (10-0) Towards rear and pushed along, weakened before 6th, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Corrin Wood (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Rinnagree Rosie 9-2 (10-4) Led, headed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 28l behind Caledonia (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.