32Red Welcomes Microgaming Players 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 41.10s
- Off time: 16:30:14
|2nd||5 Presenting The Way||hd||10/3|
Aldopicgros (FR) 22
|4||159 11-5||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (3)||143||1/5f|
Brogeen Boy (IRE) 45
|6||154 11-0||A E Jones||C Poste||50/1|
|5||154 11-0||J F Panvert||C O'Farrell||33/1|
Foolsandorses (IRE) 15
|6||154 11-0||W De Best-Turner||W Featherstone (7)||50/1|
Presenting The Way 25
|7||154 11-0||H Fry||Martin McIntyre (10)||10/3|
Webbswood (IRE) 15
|5||154 11-0||S Curran||M D Grant||33/1|
Lily Mars (IRE) 19
|7||147 10-7||N P Mulholland||Matthew Batchelor||14/1|
||5||Simon Earle||Non Runner||NR|
||7||107||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||102||NR|
Sound Investment (IRE)
||5||11-5||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||7/4|
ALDOPICGROS scored over 2m here before landing a handicap at Newbury last month. He has little to fear from today's opposition on these terms and Paul Nicholl's charge will likely start a short-price. Bow Quest beat Lily Mars easily enough when second at Fontwell though never looked like troubling the winner and Webbswood may prove a bigger threat on only his second start over timber. Presenting The Way is another expected to finish closer having returned from a lay-off at Warwick last month.
Shanaderry Kin (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up, headway on inside 6f out, went 2nd 5f out until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Blaklion (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Bow Quest 14-1 (11-0) Behind, headway before 2 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 17l behind Norfolk Sky (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Aldopicgros (FR) 7-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, smooth headway to 3rd 3 out, challenged on bit 2 out, led soon after, forged clear, very easily, won at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gs in Mar beating Dolores Delightful (10-6) by 9l, 11 ran.
Presenting The Way 12-1 (11-1) Led, went right 4th, headed before 7th where mistake, remained prominent, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 17, 23l behind Ulzana's Raid (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Webbswood (IRE) 100-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, went right 6th, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, 8th of 13, 27l behind Kelvingrove (10-2) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Eddy 33-1 (10-11) In rear, weakened before 7th, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Virtuel D'oudon (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Lily Mars (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Norfolk Sky (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Brogeen Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) In touch, headway to chase leader before 3rd, led after next, mistake and headed 5th, chased leader until weakened before 3 out, soon behind, 9th of 10, well behind Fayette County (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Foolsandorses (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Always in rear, lost touch halfway, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Broughtons Rhythm (11-3) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.