Country Refreshments Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 14 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 3.60s
- Off time: 15:10:19
|1st||2 Golden Sparkle||10/1|
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 491
|8||166 11-12||N G Richards||Brian Harding||100||12/1|
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 33
|7||166 11-12||I A Duncan||Graham Watters (7)||100||10/1|
King Brex (DEN) 43
|10||164 11-10 p||N W Alexander||Mr C Alexander (7)||98||18/1|
Takaatuf (IRE) 43
|7||163 11-9||J Wade||John Dawson (7)||97||6/1|
Oscar Stanley (IRE) 57
|6||161 11-7||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||95||16/1|
Urban Kode (IRE) 9
|5||161 11-7 v||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol (7)||95||25/1|
Newdane Dancer (IRE) 70
|6||161 11-7||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Henry Brooke||95||25/1|
I'll Be Frank 89
|8||159 11-5 t||M A Barnes||M J McAlister||93||7/1|
The Shrimp (IRE) 41
|6||158 11-4||A M Thomson||Ryan Mania||92||20/1|
Some Lad (IRE) 46
|8||154 11-0 p1||Mrs A C Hamilton||D F O'Regan||88||12/1|
Goldtrek (USA) 40
|6||152 10-12||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||86||4/1f|
Auberge (IRE) 40
|9||146 10-6||Mrs Dianne Sayer||J Reveley (ex1)||80||12/1|
Velvet Vic (IRE) 9
|7||142 10-2 b||R C Guest||D C Costello||76||6/1|
|8||140 10-0 p1||Mrs J C McGregor||A P Lane||67||50/1|
||7||10-4||P A Kirby||R McGrath||11/2|
GOLDTREK beat King Brex over course and distance two runs ago and again ran well when second over 3m1f here last month. She's gone up a further 7lb since but looks to be heading in the right direction and is still getting plenty of weight from the returning Winter Alchemy and Golden Sparkle, who has been placed of six of her seven hurdle starts but fell at Sedgefield last month. Takaatuf only found the prolific Home Run too good over 2m here last time and has to be respected on that form but the others would have to improve on recent efforts to get involved.
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd and raced wide, close up and every chance when fell 3 out, in a race won by Sparkling Hand (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Takaatuf (IRE) 17-2 (10-5) Led to after 3rd, remained prominent, effort on inside 3 out, chased winner when not fluent next, switched left approaching last, soon ridden and every chance when carried left flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Home Run (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Goldtrek (USA) 13-2 (9-13) Led, mistake 2 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Any Given Moment (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Urban Kode (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Mid-division, sddle slipped, pulled up after 2nd, in a race won by Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 23 ran.
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Prominent, pushed along 5th, led approaching 2 out, headed close home, 2nd of 9, ns behind Lost Glory (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Oct '11.
Newdane Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Jumped right and not fluent, mid-division, hit 5th, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, 10th of 16, 38l behind Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Oscar Stanley (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, hard driven after 3 out, soon weakened, behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Aye Well (11-3) at Catterick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.
The Shrimp (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, reminders after 6th, not fluent next, no impression from 9th, 4th of 7, 28l behind No Deal (11-0) at Ayr 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Cigalas 18-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, weakened 2 out, 5th of 13, 39l behind Notonebuttwo (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Some Lad (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) In touch, chased leaders under pressure 3 out to next, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Auberge (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 6th of 10, 32l behind Any Given Moment (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Velvet Vic (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before next, one pace run-in, 6th of 18, 19l behind Giveitachance (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
I'll Be Frank 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, hampered 1st, headway before 3 out, soon ridden, kept on from last, 4th of 18, 13l behind Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
King Brex (DEN) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 10th of 15, 28l behind Home Run (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.