Millgate Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 3.90s
- Off time: 16:51:37
|1st||7 A Vos Gardes||7/2|
|3rd||4 No Dice||2¼||9/4f|
Devenish Island 321
|5||163 11-9||Karen McLintock||Callum Whillans (5)||12/1|
Be A Dreamer 37
|6||156 11-2||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (3)||50/1|
Golden Milan (IRE) 259
|6||156 11-2||Miss R Curtis||B J Geraghty||5/1|
No Dice (IRE)
|5||156 11-2||D Pipe||T Scudamore||9/4f|
Onderun (IRE) 132
|5||156 11-2||Miss E C Lavelle||G Sheehan (3)||14/1|
The Wexfordian (IRE) 83
|5||156 11-2||M Keighley||Ian Popham||12/1|
A Vos Gardes (FR) 94
|4||151 10-11||C E Longsdon||Mr Charlie Deutsch (7)||7/2|
|4||147 10-7||George Baker||A Tinkler||33/1|
Royal Vacation (IRE)
|4||147 10-7||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||4/1|
A Vos Gardes was all out to win a four-runner race at Bangor in the autumn and will need more here but the unbeaten Devenish Island hasn't made the trip down from Northumberland for the good of his health and will make a bold bid to defy a double penalty. Ex-pointers Golden Milan and The Wexfordian are worth monitoring for market support while No Dice is out of a mare that won a couple of times over hurdles and will have his supporters. ROYAL VACATION is by leading NH sire Kings Theatre and a half-brother to two winners including the useful Ahyaknowyerself. It would be no surprise were he good enough to make a winning debut.
A Vos Gardes (FR) 9-4 (10-7) Close up, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven to challenge leader inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Nov beating Foryourinformation (11-9) by hd, 4 ran.
Onderun (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Alw pr, ld 2out, sn chall, rdn & hdd when ur last, in a race won by Border Breaker (11-9) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gd in Oct, 9 ran.
No Dice (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Roxbury.
Royal Vacation (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Summer Break.
The Wexfordian (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Rcd 2nd, eff aftr 3out, not get to wnr, kow, 2nd of 12, 3l behind One For Arthur (11-9) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Golden Milan (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog in 5th 4out, 2nd 3out, 1l 2nd & probably btn when mstk last, no ex early flat, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Festival Opera (11-4) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun.
Devenish Island 10-11fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, went 2nd 3f out, edged left over 1f out, hung left and led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating When Ben When (10-3) by 2l, 6 ran.
Medburn Cutler Zafeen gelding out of Tiegs.
Be A Dreamer 50-1 (10-9) Led, headed before 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 25l behind Gone Forever (10-0) at Catterick 2m cond NH flat (5) hvy in Jan.