Betfred Mobile Hurdle (Registered As The Rendlesham Hurdle) (Grade 2) 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £20,787 2nd £7,800 3rd £3,906 4th £1,945 5th £978 6th £489
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 14.30s
- Off time: 14:20:25
Celestial Halo (IRE) 77
|10||166 11-12 bt||P F Nicholls||S Twiston-Davies||165||6/5f|
|6||160 11-6||A M Thomson||Ryan Mania||142||6/1|
Cross Kennon (IRE) 56
|10||158 11-4 b1||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||140||10/1|
Lienosus (IRE) 28
|8||158 11-4||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||140||17/2|
Quartz de Thaix (FR) 6
|10||158 11-4 b||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||147||8/1|
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 70
|10||158 11-4||A E Jones||James Best||135||100/1|
|6||151 10-11||H D Daly||Jake Greenall||144||5/1|
||7||118||A King||2nd Preference||142||NR|
||10||114||R Dickin||2nd Preference||141||NR|
Across The Bay (IRE)
||9||11-4||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||9/1|
CELESTIAL HALO remains as good as ever and won the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury in good style on his comeback. He remains clear of the field on today's terms despite a penalty and can take this on his way to another crack at the World Hurdle at Cheltenham. Two Rockers has lost his way since landing the Prestige on this card last year while Restless Harry has yet to improve on his victory in this contest in 2012, although he did win over fences last month. He is also entered at Ascot, however, like Two Rockers. Cross Kennon won the 2011 renewal but hasn't scored since but Lienosus returned to winning ways at Taunton last time though, along with Mickie and Quartz De Thaix, has been found wanting in Grade 2 company before. Seeyouatmidnight has won both starts over hurdles but faces his first real test after scoring at Musselburgh last time.
Two Rockers (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, effort 2 out, weakened last, 9th of 17, 16l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Restless Harry 14-1 (11-6) With leaders on outside, ridden and lost place approaching 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 7, 19l behind The Giant Bolster (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Seeyouatmidnight 22-1 (11-1) Led after 1st, hung left briefly before 2nd, headed after 4th, led again before 8th, jumped left 2 out, edged left and stayed on well to draw clear flat, won at Musselburgh 3m nov hdl (2) sft beating Racing Pulse (11-1) by 9l, 5 ran.
Mickie 11-8fav (11-0) Raced wide, chased leaders in 4th, went 2nd approaching 9th, pushed along after 4 out, lost 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Highland Retreat (11-5) at Ascot 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Celestial Halo (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Made all and always travelling well, clear after 2nd until approaching 2 out, left well clear 2 out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Newbury 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Nov beating Medinas (11-4) by 17l, 5 ran.
Cross Kennon (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Led until 2nd, mistake 7th, soon under pressure, weakened 4 out, 8th of 9, 34l behind Sausalito Sunrise (11-1) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Dec.
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Not always fluent in rear, fell 8th, in a race won by Rebel Rebellion (11-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) sft in Dec, 16 ran.
Quartz de Thaix (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed 5th, weakened 2 out, left 4th last, plugged on, 4th of 12, 14l behind Fingal Bay (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) hvy.
Lienosus (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Always prominent, led 3 out, soon headed, led again before next, eased close home, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan beating American Life (10-0) by 4l, 9 ran.