Media Resources Oracle Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 52.50s
- Off time: 20:10:22
|2nd||1 Tom Wade||6||13/2|
|3rd||5 Fairy Alisha||½||16/1|
Tom Wade (IRE) (ex7) 3
|6||170 12-2 t||S A Harris||Benjamin Poste (5)||97||13/2|
Nishay (IRE) 31
|6||166 11-12||D A Rees||Paul Moloney||100||28/1|
Fred Willetts (IRE) 10
|5||163 11-9 v||P D Evans||J M Maguire||97||14/1|
Fairy Alisha 28
|5||161 11-7||T Wall||R Johnson||95||16/1|
Planetoid (IRE) (ex7) 8
|5||158 11-4||Jim Best||A P McCoy||85||1/2f|
Acht (GER) 218
|4||156 11-2||N C Kelly||D R Fox (5)||93||20/1|
Call Me April 16
|5||156 11-2 h||Karen George||A Thornton||90||8/1|
Cruise Control 13
|7||148 10-8||J Groucott||Harry Challoner (5)||82||40/1|
Master Ted (IRE) 14
|7||147 10-7 vt||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||81||14/1|
Turn The Tide 7
|5||146 10-6||Miss N L-Beavis||Gerard Tumelty||80||66/1|
|7||145 10-5 pt||Mrs A E Brooks||C Poste||79||80/1|
||7||1110||M R Bosley||S Twiston-Davies||98||NR|
||10||104||R P Rath||Mr J P O'Sullivan||78||NR|
||5||pt||M E Sowersby||Samantha Drake||69||NR|
||6||11-2||Mrs L B Normile||J A McCarthy||10/1|
PLANETOID landed a huge gamble at Newton Abbot last week with the minimum of fuss following a break. McCoy, a late jockey change that day, keeps the ride and Jim Best's charge will be a short price to follow up under a penalty. Tom Wade also carries extra after winning at Southwell on Monday but has more on his plate now while Bob's Legend is probably still high enough in the weights judged on his third at Ludlow. Call Me April looks the pick of the remainder ahead of Fairy Alisha as there are serious stamina doubts surrounding Flat winner Fred Willetts.
Bob's Legend (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, outpaced 4 out, headway 2 out, stayed on approaching last, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Church Field (11-0) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Sanpor (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Alw in rr, nvr a danger, pu after 5out, in a race won by Powerfulpaddy (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 9 ran.
Teeiygee 40-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside to chased leaders after 3rd, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Brother Scott (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 10 ran.
Planetoid (IRE) 5-6fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, hit 4th, went 2nd 3 out, led going well before next, clear when went left final 2, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf beating Dalrymple (10-7) by 5l, 11 ran.
Tom Wade (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold, challenged 2 out, led before last, clear flat, ridden, edged right and tied up towards finish, held on, won at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Rosie Probert (10-9) by nk, 7 ran.
Fairy Alisha 14-1 (10-10) In rear when fell 4th, in a race won by Church Field (11-0) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May, 8 ran.
Call Me April 28-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, steady headway 5th, went 2nd before 2 out until last, one pace flat, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Party Palace (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Acht (GER) 14-1 (10-2) Led, soon clear until headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 11l behind Juno The Muffinman (11-0) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Cruise Control 33-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd or 5th, headway before 6th, ridden next, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 46l behind Strongly Suggested (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Master Ted (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Led to 1st, tracked leaders, led 4 out, hit 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 12, 8l behind Bunratty (11-1) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Everkingly 50-1 (10-8) Led and soon clear until approaching 4th, headed next, lost 2nd well before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off when blundered last, last of 7, 43l behind Shalambar (11-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Turn The Tide 33-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, not much room 4th, some headway 3 out, no extra next, 10th of 12, 31l behind Super Collider (11-6) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd.
Nishay (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on outside, lost place after 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Castlemorris King (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 30l behind Bob's World (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.