Live Active Leisure Handicap Hurdle (For The Ladies Cup First Presented In 1844) 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693 5th £346 6th £174
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 8.00s
- Off time: 17:05:53
Bordoni (USA) 40
|5||166 11-12||J P Ferguson||A P McCoy||128||13/8f|
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 12
|9||163 11-9 t||G Elliott||D J Condon||125||5/1|
|9||158 11-4 p||Mrs A L M King||S Twiston-Davies||120||5/1|
Roc D'apsis (FR) 22
|5||156 11-2||T R George||P J Brennan||118||3/1|
Dumbarton (IRE) 7
|6||146 10-6||James Moffatt||Lucy Alexander||108||6/1|
||12||103||J S Goldie||G Bartley||105||NR|
||7||11-3||J Wade||B Hughes||7/1|
This is easily the best race on the card with A P McCoy partnering BORDONI, who has been keeping even better company. He's a winner on soft ground and lightly raced so gets the nod as Irish raider Takeyourcapoff would have preferred a quicker surface. Bangor scorer Dormouse has never won off a mark this high while it's a long time since Dumbarton showed any worthwhile form but Roc D'Apsis is interesting back over hurdles after a spell chasing and is preferred to veteran Dhaular Dhar, though the latter did win here in September.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Always in rear, behind when pulled up last, in a race won by Bogside (11-0) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec, 13 ran.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, no extra from after 3 out, 8th of 10, 42l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-2) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Bordoni (USA) 33-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd before and blundered 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 16th of 22, 19l behind Court Minstrel (11-12) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Roc D'apsis (FR) 10-3 (11-6) Towards rear and in touch, led and jumped slightly left last, rider lost his iron, soon headed, kept on gamely towards finish, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Apr.
Dumbarton (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Held up behind, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 6l behind Yourholidayisover (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Dormouse 8-1 (11-9) Held up in touch in rear, headway 2 out, led next, ridden and ran on, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Edmaaj (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.