Follow At Timeform1948 On Twitter Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 12.40s
- Off time: 15:40:48
|1st||6 Virginia Ash||7/2|
|2nd||2 Tidal Dance||nk||2/1f|
|3rd||7 Hazy Bay||8||13/2|
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 49
|6||166 11-12 t||W Greatrex||Thomas Garner (7)||115||8/1|
Tidal Dance (IRE) 27
|6||166 11-12||Miss E C Lavelle||D C Costello||115||2/1f|
Promised Wings (GER) 41
|6||161 11-7 p1||C Gordon||Tom Cannon (3)||110||10/1|
Award Winner 14
|10||161 11-7||B G Powell||A P McCoy||110||8/1|
Tarvini (IRE) 32
|8||156 11-2 p||Jonjo O'Neill||D J Benson (7)||105||40/1|
Virginia Ash (IRE) 32
|5||154 11-0 p1||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||103||7/2|
Hazy Bay 25
|8||151 10-11||M Roberts||A Thornton||100||13/2|
Twin Bud 19
|8||151 10-11||Miss A M Newton-Smith||Matthew Batchelor||100||14/1|
Royal Kicks (FR) 57
|12||140 10-0 bt||Miss S Smith||G Sheehan (5)||88||16/1|
Ashmolian (IRE) 57
|10||140 10-0 p||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison (5)||87||33/1|
Tidal Dance makes his handicap debut having been placed twice in bumpers and over hurdles. He probably won't be far away if improving a little on his second at Folkestone while Award Winner bounced back to form at Uttoxeter and has now won three times this season when McCoy has been in the saddle. Promised Wings can't be ignored but Twin Bud is still a maiden after 20 runs over hurdles and is currently on a career-high mark. HAZY BAY is a durable stayer and made a promising reappearance at Towcester last month. He doesn't stand much racing but, if that hasn't taken too much out of him, could be the answer to this as he's already won twice over C&D on soft going. The remainder have a bit to prove at present.
Virginia Ash (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 13, 32l behind Buck's Bond (10-9) at Taunton 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Tidal Dance (IRE) 13-8 (11-0) Chased winner, mistake 8th, lost 2nd and outpaced approaching 2 out, rallied approaching last, went 2nd final 100 yards, strong run near finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Milansbar (10-9) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Hazy Bay 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, outpaced in 4th before 3 out, plugged on to take 2nd approaching next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 19l behind Bravo Riquet (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leader on outer, jumped left, jumped slow 4th, weakened from 9th, pulled up, in a race won by Current Event (11-1) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
Twin Bud 8-1 (10-11) Chased leader until 3 out, rallied to modest 2nd in closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Queens Grove (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) hvy in Dec.
Promised Wings (GER) 5-1 (11-6) Pushed along virtually throughout, in touch, reminders approaching 5th, chased leading trio next, went 3rd on long run to last, stayed on to 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Who Owns Me (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Ashmolian (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, soon went 3rd, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Overlay (10-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Tarvini (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Behind, struggling in rear after 7th, tailed off and eased after 3 out, 10th of 16, well behind Okafranca (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Award Winner 12-1 (11-4) Prominent, challenged 2 out, led and held together before last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec beating Always Bold (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Royal Kicks (FR) 9-2 (10-9) Led, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 19l behind Overlay (10-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.