Soccer AM Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 17 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 53.50s
- Off time: 16:05:13
|1st||3 Oscar Hoof||5/4f|
|2nd||5 Fair Loch||3¼||5/1|
First Mohican 21
|6||161 11-7||A King||R Thornton||129||5/2|
No Such Number 11
|6||161 11-7||Miss J Feilden||T Messenger||40/1|
Oscar Hoof (IRE) 76
|6||161 11-7||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||131||5/4f|
Devon Drum 22
|6||155 11-1||P R Webber||D F O'Regan||16/1|
Fair Loch 37
|6||155 11-1||K R Burke||T Scudamore||125||5/1|
Gold Carrot 27
|6||155 11-1||G L Moore||L P Aspell||66/1|
Gun Shy (IRE) 161
|6||155 11-1||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||25/1|
Here I Am (IRE) 131
|7||155 11-1||Mrs D Grissell||S Thomas||100/1|
Hung Parliament (FR) 113
|6||155 11-1||A King||Jack Doyle||66/1|
Miracle Cure (IRE) 268
|5||155 11-1||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||16/1|
Mr Shantu (IRE) 20
|5||155 11-1||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||66/1|
Parting Way (IRE) 8
|6||155 11-1||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne||100/1|
Solar Sky 318
|6||155 11-1||D R C Elsworth||D Bass||20/1|
|4||153 10-13||M R Channon||G Sheehan (3)||16/1|
Katie's Massini (IRE) 128
|6||148 10-8||Henry Oliver||J M Davies||100/1|
|4||147 10-7||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan (5)||66/1|
Money Talks 234
|4||147 10-7||M Madgwick||M Goldstein||100/1|
||4||107||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||NR|
||5||11-6||T R George||P J Brennan||7/2|
First Mohican had Fair Loch behind when making a winning debut at Doncaster but was a little disappointing when only fourth in a Grade 2 at Kempton three weeks ago. The form of that race hasn't really worked out and OSCAR HOOF could have his measure here. Nicky Henderson's charge found Zamdy Man too good in a Listed race at Haydock in November but made no mistake at Doncaster next time over a longer trip and is fancied to follow up. No Such Number has had a couple of runs on the all-weather since making a winning debut at Southwell but may find this company too hot and the four-year-old Fitzwilly was readily brushed aside here last time. Newcomer Solar Sky is best watched returning from a lay-off but Devon Drum could have each-way claims and Markttag has some scope.
Interior Minister 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division and keen, weakened before 4 out, 8th of 11, 34l behind Raven's Tower (11-5) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Oscar Hoof (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, led before 3 out, joined 2 out, driven before last, stayed on to draw clear run in, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Elmore Back (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 21 ran.
Fair Loch 13-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, challenge on bit 2 out, every chance last, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 14, 5l behind First Mohican (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Fitzwilly 33-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, challenged 4 out, ridden and lost 2nd soon after 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 8, 14l behind Activial (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
First Mohican 5-1 (11-6) Not fluent, tracked leaders in 4th, disputing 3rd at 4th, hit 4 out, not fluent and slightly lost place 3 out, rallied to 3rd again on long run to 2 out, hit 2 out, weakened to 4th flat, 4th of 7, 13l behind Irving (11-9) at Kempton 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Feb.
Solar Sky 25-1 (9-1) Keen in rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 23l behind Estimate (8-9) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in May (flat).
Devon Drum 3-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, 4th and no impression last, weakened flat, 6th of 14, 27l behind Mijhaar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Gun Shy (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, in 3rd and saddle slipped before 2 out, soon hampered, kept on from last, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Hannibal The Great (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Here I Am (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Captain Cutter (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Money Talks 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, hard ridden 4f out, weakened over 3f out, eased, last of 8, 48l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul (flat).
Markttag 25-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 31l behind Kilcooley (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb.
Miracle Cure (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 11l behind Along Came Casey (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jun (flat).
Gold Carrot 8-1 (10-13) Held up and behind, headway on inside over 2f out, plugged on final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 14, 14l behind Five In A Row (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Parting Way (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, held up last, went modest 5th 2 out, never involved, 5th of 8, 18l behind In Fairness (11-1) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Hung Parliament (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Held up behind, driven to chase leaders 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression from next, 5th of 7, 11l behind Irving (11-5) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Mr Shantu (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, close up when not fluent 3rd or 4th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 8, 27l behind Son Of Suzie (11-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
No Such Number 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, not fluent 3 out, headway before next, led before last, stayed on, won at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec beating Anteros (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Katie's Massini (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 12th of 15, 41l behind Down Ace (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.