At The Races Maiden Open NH Flat Race (AWT) 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 42.80s
- Off time: 15:40:56
|1st||5 Dog Or Divorce||5/1|
Barton Antix 52
|4||154 11-0||N P Mulholland||A Thornton||8/1|
Closest Friend 21
|4||154 11-0||J R Jenkins||Stevie Sanders (10)||8/1|
Con Forza (IRE)
|4||154 11-0||W Greatrex||G Sheehan (3)||7/4f|
|4||154 11-0 t1||Andrew Turnell||Nick Scholfield||8/1|
Dog Or Divorce
|4||147 10-7||P R Webber||L Treadwell||5/1|
|5||147 10-7||M J Attwater||Nathan Adams (7)||16/1|
Playhara (IRE) 25
|4||147 10-7||N J Henderson||Peter Carberry (3)||3/1|
||4||11-0||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne||13/2|
Playhara will be fancied to make it third-time lucky over course and distance after a couple of seconds. But the filly, despite a decent pedigree, clearly isn't one of her stable's brightest prospects. The Milan gelding CON FORZA looks a likely sort and his stable have a good record here in bumpers. He can make a winning start with Dog Or Divorce another newcomer worth a second look and preferred to Worcester sixth Barton Antix and the more experienced Closest Friend.
Dog Or Divorce Midnight Legend filly out of Time For A Glass.
Playhara (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Plum Stone (10-12) at Lingfield 2m (6) std in Nov.
Subordinate (GER) Echo Of Light gelding out of Suborneuse.
Barton Antix 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 14, 33l behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.
Con Forza (IRE) Milan gelding out of Classic Track.
Closest Friend 4-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, outpaced by leaders over 3f out, well beaten 4th over 2f out, 4th of 8, 28l behind Fort Worth (11-4) at Huntingdon 1m 6f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Howlin Moon Zamindar mare out of Steppin Out.