St Martins Care Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,120 2nd £968 3rd £484 4th £242
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 53.10s
- Off time: 14:10:57
|1st||4 Rev Up Ruby||17/2|
|2nd||5 Tartan Tiger||hd||10/3|
Hellorboston (IRE) 35
|6||166 11-12 b||D McCain Jnr||Mr H Stock (7)||120||2/1f|
Jetnova (IRE) 21
|9||165 11-11 t1||A Dunn||Mr J Smith-Maxwell (7)||119||12/1|
Majestic Mayhem (IRE) 125
|11||160 11-6||William Young Jnr||Mr T Hamilton (5)||114||25/1|
Rev Up Ruby 29
|6||154 11-0 h||G Bewley||Miss J Walton (7)||108||17/2|
Tartan Tiger (IRE) 21
|8||153 10-13 b1||J J Quinn||Mr Robert Hawker (5)||107||10/3|
Hurraboru (IRE) 21
|7||148 10-8 h||D Thompson||Harry Bannister (3)||102||13/2|
Native Spa (IRE) 20
|6||143 10-3||M Smith||Mr B Wood (7)||97||16/1|
Snapping Turtle (IRE) 150
|9||142 10-2||D W Whillans||Jamie Hamilton (3)||96||7/1|
Silent Snow (IRE) 16
|9||141 10-1||W T Reed||Mr W H R Reed (7)||95||25/1|
Cool Bob (IRE) 18
|11||140 10-0 ht||M Sheppard||Stan Sheppard (7)||77||12/1|
||6||1011||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Non Runner||105||NR|
||9||108 b||Mrs R Dobbin||Mr S Crawford||102||NR|
HELLORBOSTON is a deserving top weight as he boasts the best form on offer and is highly consistent. He seems sure to run his race once again with the only proviso being that he would not wish the ground to dry out significantly as all his best form has come with cut. Rev Up Ruby is unproven at the trip while Tartan Tiger needs to put a really poor effort at Cartmel well and truly behind him after being sent off a well-backed market leader last time. Cobajayisland looks fairly handicapped on his first foray into such contests but the one who appeals as the each-way option is Cool Bob. Career statistics of 0-43 tell their own story and he's well over a stone out of the weights but, unlike many of his rivals, he's running consistently well in modest handicap company and has struck up a good relationship with his amateur pilot.
Cobajayisland (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) In touch in 3rd, went 2nd 2 out, ridden before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 25l behind Sealous Scout (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in May.
Caerlaverock (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, ridden before last, no impression, 4th of 9, 14l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Rev Up Ruby 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, ridden after 4 out, well beaten next, 8th of 14, 25l behind The Road Ahead (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Tartan Tiger (IRE) Evensfav (11-5) Tracked leaders, driven 4 out, ridden before next, behind 2 out, stayed on under pressure after last, never on terms, 5th of 6, 10l behind Welsh Bard (11-6) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Hurraboru (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Held up behind, in touch, struggling before 4 out, ridden and stayed on under pressure from last, never troubled leaders, 4th of 6, 10l behind Welsh Bard (11-6) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Cool Bob (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked clear leader, mistake 5th, closed to lead 2 out, headed on long run to last, no chance with easy winner, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Playhara (11-7) at Hexham 2m amat nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Hellorboston (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before last, kept on, held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind See Double You (11-5) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in May.
Silent Snow (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, 7th of 12, well behind Oscar Time (12-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft in May.
Snapping Turtle (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway after 6th, lost place from 8th, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Majestic Mayhem (IRE) 28-1 (12-5) Prom til wknd aft 14; wl bhnd when pu 4 out, in a race won by Gunner Jack (12-5) at Dumfresshire & Stewartry 3m ptp sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Native Spa (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders to 11th, soon behind, weakened before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Double Whammy (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May, 11 ran.
Jetnova (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Hdwy 7; lost plce 11; rallied 13; wknd bet last 2, 5th of 7, 23l behind In The Dock (12-0) at North Herefordshire 3m ptp gs in May.