Betfred Fun And Friendly Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462 5th £231 6th £116
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 57.00s
- Off time: 14:05:15
|1st||2 Pure Style||11/4f|
|2nd||8 Bold Adventure||1¼||8/1|
|3rd||3 Rosslyn Castle||3¾||4/1|
Ossie's Dancer 21
|5||166 11-12||Martin Smith||P J Brennan||112||10/1|
Pure Style (IRE) 139
|6||164 11-10||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||110||11/4f|
Rosslyn Castle 7
|5||164 11-10||Jonjo O'Neill||D Elsworth||110||4/1|
Tracking Time 23
|7||159 11-5||Andrew Martin||Mr J Martin (7)||105||13/2|
The Perfect Crime (IRE) 15
|5||159 11-5||Ian Williams||W Kennedy||105||20/1|
Broughtons Bandit 13
|7||159 11-5||W J Musson||Aidan Coleman||105||10/1|
Bawden Rocks 19
|5||152 10-12||D G Bridgwater||R Johnson||98||7/1|
Bold Adventure 23
|10||149 10-9||W J Musson||Jack Quinlan (3)||95||8/1|
Poetic Power (IRE) 12
|5||144 10-4||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn (7)||90||9/1|
Tresor De Bontee (FR)
||6||11-2||R Lee||C Poste||7/2|
We'll stick with ROSSLYN CASTLE now that he's got his head in front. A formerly useful middle-distance performer on the Flat, he overcame trouble in-running to get up close home at Chepstow last week and may be capable of a bit better. Tracking Time has knocked on the door a couple of times but is getting no help from the handicapper, who has taken no chances with Ossie's Dancer either. The Perfect Crime showed a bit of improvement last time but it's hard to make a case for Willie Musson's pair Broughtons Bandit and Bold Adventure.
Pure Style (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 33l behind Sizing Australia (10-13) at Wexford 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Oct.
Bold Adventure 13-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway after 4th, outpaced after next, went left last, stayed on flat, no impression, 5th of 9, 11l behind Winged Crusader (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Rosslyn Castle 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leader until 1st and given reminder, prominent, led before 3 out, soon headed, mistake 2 out, switched right after last and stalked rival, switched sharply left to close down leader final 150 yards, led close home, won at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft beating Kaki Island (10-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Tracking Time 7-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders on outside, jumped left 2nd, ridden after 5th, kept on same pace from 2 out, not fluent last, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Winged Crusader (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
The Perfect Crime (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) In touch main group, outpaced after 4 out, headway and close up next, ridden to chase leading pair when edged left approaching 2 out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Sign Of A Victory (10-13) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Feb.
Poetic Power (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear and in touch, ridden before last, soon weakened, last of 5, 16l behind Wordy's Boy (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Broughtons Bandit 11-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Scotsbrook Legend (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft, 9 ran.
Ossie's Dancer 16-1 (11-3) Held up in touch in mid-division, took keen hold, headway 5th, driven after 2 out, mistake last, edged right and no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 7l behind Monkey Kingdom (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Bawden Rocks 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 14, 42l behind Albert Bridge (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.