Betfred 'Goals Galore' Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle 2m
- (4yo, 2m, Class 2, 7 runners)
- Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 16.80s
- Off time: 13:45:31
|1st||3 Abracadabra Sivola||9/1|
|2nd||6 Aurore D'estruval||½||6/4f|
|4||160 11-6||S Gollings||A P McCoy||130||7/2|
Hawk High (IRE) 23
|4||160 11-6 p||T D Easterby||D C Costello||135||7/1|
Abracadabra Sivola (FR) 28
|4||152 10-12||Nick Williams||Sam Twiston-Davies||115||9/1|
Cafe Au Lait (GER) 63
|4||152 10-12||C Von Der Recke||Paul Moloney||12/1|
The Green Ogre 35
|4||152 10-12||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||20/1|
Aurore D'estruval (FR) 14
|4||150 10-10||J J Quinn||B Hughes||6/4f|
Sea Claria (FR) 94
|4||145 10-5||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||6/1|
||4||1010||Noel Quinlan||Jack Quinlan||129||NR|
||4||11-3||Micky Hammond||K Renwick||10/1|
Hawk High was partnered by A P McCoy when winning at Warwick last month. But the champion jockey renews acquaintances with Handiwork in this having won on the latter at Market Rasen in December. Both of the above carry an 8lb penalty today which works in the favour of AURORE D'ESTRUVAL. The latter opened her account in testing ground at Wetherby a fortnight ago, where her main rival Slipper Satin unseated, and John Quinn's filly gets the nod with more to come from her. Slipper Satin had earlier won well at Fakenham and makes most appeal of the remainder with a clear round, unless Sea Claria can improve on last year's form in France on her debut for an in-form yard.
Slipper Satin (IRE) 2-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Aurore D'estruval (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy, 5 ran.
Abracadabra Sivola (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, went 5th before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 33l behind Zamdy Man (11-11) at Haydock 2m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Aurore D'estruval (FR) 8-15fav (10-4) Tracked leading pair, led on bit 3 out, drew readily clear before last, very easily, won at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy beating Clara Peggotty (11-0) by 13l, 5 ran.
The Green Ogre 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, good headway approaching 2 out, led and went right 2 out, good jump last, driven and stayed on run in, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Goodwood Mirage (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Handiwork 11-8fav (11-8) Took keen hold tracking leader, led before 4th, increased tempo before 4 out, joined next, ridden and headed 2 out, readily held before next, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Astre De La Cour (10-12) at Ascot 2m 4yo hdl (3) hvy in Jan.
Hawk High (IRE) 6-4 (11-5) Mid-division on inside, headway before 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, challenged last, soon led, nudged out towards finish, idled close home, won at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Haatefina (10-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Sea Claria (FR) (10-3) 5th of 13, 5l behind Niwa (10-7) at Enghien(FR) 2m 1f 3yo hdl hvy in Nov.