Betfred TV Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 59.10s
- Off time: 17:02:19
|1st||3 Silver Dragon||9/2|
|3rd||7 Forget And Forgive||15||7/2f|
Wayne Manor (IRE) 32
|5||166 11-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||98||8/1|
La Belle Sauvage 85
|7||165 11-11||K C Bailey||E Cookson (5)||97||9/2|
Silver Dragon 19
|6||163 11-9 p1||T Coyle||D C Costello||95||9/2|
Oscar's Pet (IRE) 19
|6||163 11-9 p||T Symonds||Benjamin Poste (5)||95||20/1|
|8||163 11-9||R T Phillips||R Johnson||95||16/1|
Seas Of Green 51
|7||162 11-8||P E Cowley||Adam Wedge||94||16/1|
Forget And Forgive (IRE) 100
|6||147 10-7 p1||A Middleton||James Banks (5)||79||7/2f|
|7||146 10-6 pt||Miss C Dyson||Nick Scholfield||78||8/1|
Swing State 27
|9||146 10-6||T R Gretton||Lee Edwards||78||9/1|
|8||140 10-0 t||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn (7)||70||16/1|
First Of Never (IRE) 17
|8||140 10-0||Miss L C Siddall||T Siddall||69||33/1|
|8||140 10-0||Nick Mitchell||D Crosse||69||40/1|
|7||140 10-0 t||Miss C Dyson||W T Kennedy||69||50/1|
||5||11-12||M Blake||Tom Cannon||2/1|
These are a modest bunch but Silver Dragon has won a race, though hasn't shown much since. LA BELLE SAUVAGE has had her problems but her third over 2m here in December was a better effort and the extra half-mile shouldn't be a problem. Kim Bailey's mare gets the nod to open her account ahead of Market Rasen runner-up Swing State and top weight Wayne Manor. Oscar's Pet and Icanmotor have hinted at ability but aren't exactly reliable.
Silver Dragon 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division on inside, not fluent, lost place 2nd, mistake 9th, well beaten after 4 out, 9th of 11, 26l behind Ryton Runner (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Icanmotor 6-1 (10-2) Mistake 1st, tracked leaders, went 2nd at 6th, ridden 3 out, soon lost place, weakened before last, 8th of 10, 35l behind Homer Run (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Forget And Forgive (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 48l behind Stand To Reason (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
First Of Never (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Last pair, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 5l behind Chalk It Down (11-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Wheelavher 20-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 14, well behind Top Billing (11-1) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Mysula 50-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, every chance before 3 out, quickly weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Barton Rose (12-2) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 12 ran.
Seas Of Green 16-1 (11-4) Chased leader until approaching 6th, chased leaders, went right 6th, soon weakened and behind, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Slipper Satin (10-4) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Swing State 16-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, blundered 5 out, headway before and hit 2 out, left 3rd at last, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Epee Celeste (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
La Belle Sauvage 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, driven and one pace before next, no impression when lost 2nd last, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Kozmina Bay (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Wayne Manor (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Towards rear, pushed along before 6 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, well behind W Six Times (10-5) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Ricketyrock 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, effort 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Night Of Passion (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Oscar's Pet (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, not fluent 5th, headway tracking leaders 7th, outpaced before 9th, soon weakened, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Barton Rose (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.
Whichever 25-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, struggling after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Withy Mills (10-3) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 16 ran.