32Red Free 10 Bonus 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 57.68s
- Off time: 13:55:58
|1st||7 Tsar Alexandre||7/4|
|2nd||2 Billy Biscuit||½||11/8f|
Cape York 28
|6||159 11-5||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||4/1|
Billy Biscuit (IRE) 32
|6||153 10-13||A King||W Hutchinson||11/8f|
Blazing Glen (IRE) 22
|6||153 10-13||A E Jessop||Jack Quinlan (3)||100/1|
Shantou Tiger (IRE) 31
|5||153 10-13||D McCain Jnr||James Cowley (7)||12/1|
Tea In Marrakech (IRE) 53
|6||153 10-13 ht||W Kinsey||Harry Challoner (3)||100/1|
Trafficker (IRE) 32
|7||153 10-13||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||100/1|
Tsar Alexandre (FR) 54
|7||153 10-13 t||W Greatrex||G Sheehan||7/4|
Silver Eagle (IRE)
||5||11-5||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||8/15|
Cape York left his debut run over hurdles well behind when beating a previous winner over 2m4f at Carlisle. The extra half-mile shouldn't be a problem but he faces no easy task here under a penalty. Billy Biscuit was second to the useful Sausalito Sunrise at Bangor last month while Shantou Tiger was third at that track before unseating his rider at Wetherby. TSAR ALEXANDRE has produced a couple of solid efforts so far over timber and his yard is in sparkling form. He wouldn't need to improve much on his best form to take this.
Tsar Alexandre (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Prominent, pushed along after 7th, outpaced before 3 out, hung left and well held by leaders approaching next, 5th of 11, 35l behind My Wigwam Or Yours (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Billy Biscuit (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up in 5th, not fluent 4th or 6th, closed from 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Sausalito Sunrise (11-13) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Shantou Tiger (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, ridden before 2 out, upsides winner when unseated rider last, in a race won by Ballythomas (10-11) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr, 13 ran.
Cape York 3-1 (10-13) Always prominent, every chance from 4 out, led 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Voyage A New York (11-6) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Trafficker (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) In rear, reminder after 4th, ridden from next, jumped slowly and behind 6th, tailed off before next, 5th of 6, well behind Sausalito Sunrise (11-13) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Blazing Glen (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear and keen, jumped slow 6 out, soon pushed along, tailed off before 3 out, 6th of 7, well behind Call The Cops (11-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Tea In Marrakech (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, lost place over 8f out, eased over 3f out, 6th of 7, well behind Thomas Brown (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (5) gs in Mar.