Maelor Intermediate Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 6.30s
- Off time: 15:29:38
|1st||5 Stellar Notion||4/1|
|2nd||1 Desoto County||2||8/11f|
Desoto County 21
|4||163 11-9||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||8/11f|
Brogeen Boy (IRE) 346
|5||156 11-2||A E Jones||Jack Doyle||50/1|
Iouascore (IRE) 45
|6||156 11-2||Lady S Brooke||Miss L Brooke (7)||100/1|
River Clare (IRE) 61
|5||156 11-2||J G M O'Shea||Ciaran McKee (7)||16/1|
Stellar Notion (IRE) 208
|5||156 11-2||T R George||P J Brennan||4/1|
|4||156 11-2 h||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||5/1|
|4||149 10-9||B Leavy||L Heard||50/1|
|4||149 10-9||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||13/2|
||4||11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr A J Berry||7/2|
Uppingham stepped up on his debut effort when second at Market Rasen and is probably capable of winning a race like this. But DESOTO COUNTY showed a fine turn of foot to score at Haydock on his first start under Rules and can defy his penalty. Stellar Notion and River Clare are other ex-pointers with a future while Nicky Henderson gives the filly Moel Famau a first start. She's a half-sister to winning jumpers Fabrika and Chasing Aces and could turn out to be useful.
Stellar Notion (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Mid div, prog to disp from 5th, 3rd 4out, ld 3out, hdd 2out & still ev ch aftr until outjumped last, no ex flat, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Georgie Lad (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Desoto County 10-3 (11-0) Mid-division, smooth headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov beating Wuff (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Uppingham 14-1 (11-2) Keen in rear, headway on outer to chase winner over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Kilcooley (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
River Clare (IRE) 7-4 (12-2) Rcd 2nd, led 5th, won easy, won at Loughrea 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Itstimeforapint (12-2) by 6l, 8 ran.
Iouascore (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up, pushed along on inside over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Capilla (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Oct.
Brogeen Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, raced wide with leaders, pushed along 3 out, weakened entering final 2f, 5th of 8, 24l behind Guanciale (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Miss Twiggs Helissio filly out of Seviot.
Moel Famau Flemensfirth filly out of Daprika.