Reclaims UK Helping Soldiers Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy (Good to Soft in places in back straight)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 14.40s
- Off time: 15:31:45
Master Of The Game (IRE) 272
|7||163 11-9||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||130||4/7f|
|6||163 11-9||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||9/4|
Camera Shy (IRE) 32
|9||156 11-2||M D Squance||Jack Quinlan (3)||100/1|
Clonusker (IRE) 636
|5||156 11-2||Mrs L C Jewell||Gerard Tumelty||150/1|
|6||156 11-2||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||9/1|
Urcalin (FR) 302
|5||156 11-2||D W P Arbuthnot||Tom Cannon (3)||25/1|
||8||112||Jim Best||J E Moore||NR|
Twirling Magnet (IRE)
||6||11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||D Elsworth||16/1|
Tominator couldn't handle Grade 2 company at Cheltenham on his latest start and was always better on a faster surface on the Flat. He is taken on with MASTER OF THE GAME, even though Nicky Henderson's gelding hasn't been seen since winning a Bangor maiden hurdle by 17 lengths in May last year. Leviathan seems to have trouble staying the trip over hurdles and weakened before the last when favourite at Ffos Las last time while it's difficult to make a case for any of the others including newcomers Clonusker and Urcalin.
Ramona Chase 66-1 (11-2) Restrained well in rear, pulled hard and jumped right, tailed off when went badly right 4 out, eased from next, last of 12, well behind Chatterbox (11-8) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft.
Tominator 4-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, not fluent, went left and bumped 1st, raced wide in touch, hit 4th, headway when mistake 2 out, weakened soon after, 7th of 8, 16l behind Dodging Bullets (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.
Leviathan Evensfav (10-12) Took keen hold, in touch, went 2nd approaching 3rd, led 3 out, headed after next, weakening when hit last, lost 3rd closing stages, 4th of 7, 13l behind Accordingtopalm (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Master Of The Game (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, led 2 out, clear approaching last, easily, won at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in May beating Saints And Sinners (10-5) by 17l, 14 ran.
Urcalin (FR) (9-13) last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Ucocotte (9-9) at Nantes(FR) 1m 4f mdn nhf hvy in Apr.
Clonusker (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 43l behind L'Hermitage (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May '11 (flat).
Camera Shy (IRE) 80-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, struggling 6th, tailed off, 10th of 12, 48l behind Valdez (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.