totepool Selling Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 57.40s
- Off time: 13:52:15
|1st||8 Regal D'estruval||15/2|
|2nd||7 Monroe Park||14||66/1|
|3rd||6 Mister Frosty||¾||4/1|
|9||164 11-10 b||A Dunn||Paul Moloney||122||11/4f|
County Zen (FR) 28
|11||160 11-6 b||C Fryer||Bridget Andrews (7)||87||16/1|
Akula (IRE) 16
|7||155 11-1||M H Tompkins||C Bolger||114||3/1|
Minsky Mine (IRE) 5
|7||155 11-1||M Appleby||R Mahon||95||13/2|
Mister Frosty (IRE) 19
|8||155 11-1||M D Squance||Matt Crawley (5)||95||4/1|
Monroe Park (IRE) 50
|9||155 11-1 p||A Blackmore||Joseph Akehurst (7)||75||66/1|
Regal D'estruval (FR) 41
|9||155 11-1 h||Dr R D P Newland||Chris Ward (5)||117||15/2|
Tayarat (IRE) 5
|9||155 11-1 bt||M C Chapman||Joseph Cornwall (5)||80||66/1|
Big John Cannon (IRE) 4
|4||152 10-12 b||S-J Davies||W T Kennedy||110||18/1|
||4||107||R Eddery||C Wallis||WD|
||8||111||G Woodward||A Pogson||74||NR|
Molaise Lad (IRE)
||7||11-1||C Grant||Diarmuid O'Regan||9/2|
Top weight shouldn't prevent a big run from ARRAYAN, who has the highest official rating of these and won at Ludlow before only finding Stow too good over a longer trip at Taunton. Alex Dunn's charge gets the nod, despite reservations about the quicker ground. Akula runs over hurdles for the first time since last July but has big claims on his old form and the four-year-old Big John Cannon won a claimer in December, though was soon beaten in a better race at Taunton on Monday.
Spessartine (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 13, 22l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan (flat).
Kingaroo (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Led, hit 4th and reminder, already headed when mistake 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next, in a race won by Moscow Me (11-3) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Oct, 13 ran.
Regal D'estruval (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Led until after 2nd, hit 8th and lost place, weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Sew On Target (11-10) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Monroe Park (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, tracked leader 2nd, led 5th until approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Campbonnais (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Mister Frosty (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up, headway after 3rd, mistake 3 out, every chance before 2 out, 3rd and weakening last, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Son Of Suzie (11-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Minsky Mine (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders in 4th, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Crookstown (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Akula (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leader, lost 2nd over 3f out, soon pushed along, lost 3rd 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 8l behind Earls Quarter (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Tayarat (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, struggling and pushed along before 5th, tailed off, soon pulled up, in a race won by Crookstown (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 10 ran.
County Zen (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Led and soon clear, headed next, led again 5th, ridden and joined 3 out, headed next, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 26l behind Powertakeoff (10-4) at Fakenham 2m (5) sft in Feb.
Arrayan 7-4 (11-12) Chased winner throughout, travelling well 3 out, pushed along and no impression before next, keeping on same pace when blundered last, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Stow (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Big John Cannon (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Always last, shaken up after 3rd, outpaced next, lost touch on long run to 3 out, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Dovils Date (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.