William Hill 'The Jumps' Win 100,000 E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 3f 110y
- (4-6yo, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,184 2nd £935 3rd £467 4th £234
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 17.00s
- Off time: 14:01:53
|1st||3 Dunlough Bay||13/2|
|2nd||6 Oscar Magic||5||85/40f|
|3rd||4 Johnny Red||3½||12/1|
Carbis Bay 236
|6||152 10-12||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison (5)||100/1|
De Blacksmith (IRE) 177
|4||152 10-12||G L Moore||J E Moore||50/1|
Dunlough Bay (IRE) 20
|6||152 10-12||P R Webber||D F O'Regan||13/2|
Johnny Red (IRE) 16
|6||152 10-12||R Walford||D A Jacob||12/1|
Lookout Mountain (IRE) 188
|4||152 10-12||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||11/4|
Oscar Magic (IRE) 584
|5||152 10-12||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||85/40f|
Utopian (FR) 234
|4||152 10-12||N J Gifford||Mr D H Dunsdon (3)||9/4|
Renagisha (IRE) 20
|6||145 10-5||Jim Best||Matthew Batchelor||100/1|
|5||145 10-5||Mrs L Wadham||L P Aspell||66/1|
Tahiti Dancer 26
|4||145 10-5||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||200/1|
||4||10-12||N J Henderson||J McGrath||10/3|
The Coolmore-owned LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN is jumps-bred and landed the odds in a bumper at Ffos Las on his racecourse debut in heavy ground. He'll be fancied to make a winning return on his hurdling bow but won't get things all his own way. Utopian won a bumper in good style at Fontwell earlier this year while Dunlough Boy showed promise on his first start over timber when runner-up at Worcester last month. The latter should be thereabouts again and Oscar Magic is another bumper winner worth a second glance. Johnny Red wasn't disgraced at Wincanton last time considering it was his first race for over two years and he could make the frame.
Dunlough Bay (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, headway on outside approaching 7th, challenegd 3 out, soon led, headed last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Wilton Milan (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Oscar Magic (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 7f out, ridden 3f out, edged left over 1f out, no extra, 11th of 20, 20l behind Steps To Freedom (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr '11.
Johnny Red (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3 out until approaching 2 out where mistake and outpaced, plugged on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Utopian (FR) 2-1fav (11-5) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Devon Drum (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Lookout Mountain (IRE) 1-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, led over 6f out, clear entering final furlong, readily, won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in May beating Dare To Endeavour (11-2) by 6l, 5 ran.
De Blacksmith (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Ww rr, 9th 1/2way, rddn aftr 3out & sl prog up on outer bef 2out, went 3rd cl home, nev a dngr, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Tick Tocker (10-11) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Carbis Bay 28-1 (10-10) Hit 2nd and 6th, always behind, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Milarrow (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Renagisha (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked winner 2f, went 2nd again over 6f out until 4f out, one pace over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Old Dreams (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) sft in Oct.
Shalatina 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 6f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 11, 50l behind Was My Valentine (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Apr.
Tahiti Dancer 66-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 26l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.