Mr & Mrs Richardson Wedding Day Celebrations Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 55.50s
- Off time: 14:15:45
|2nd||8 Sir Dylan||21||10/1|
Lyssio (GER) 15
|6||159 11-5||Jim Best||A P McCoy||114||4/6f|
Bolberry Springs 7
|6||152 10-12||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||50/1|
Hard House 220
|6||152 10-12||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||100/1|
Ifan (IRE) 19
|5||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||7/1|
Sir Bruno (FR) 189
|6||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||Mr Jason Kiely (7)||33/1|
Spring Secret 189
|7||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||40/1|
|4||150 10-10||W Greatrex||N D Fehily||5/2|
Sir Dylan 45
|4||150 10-10||R Harris||Mr E D Linehan (5)||10/1|
Bad Girls (FR) 7
|4||143 10-3 t||D Pipe||T Scudamore||20/1|
Tony McCoy and Jim Best are a partnership to be feared during the summer months and while LYSSIO was turned over in a similar contest at Uttoxeter, he faced a difficult task in giving away weight to an experienced rival, and we'll expect to see him priced accordingly. Kettlewell probably wasn't conceived with hurdling in mind but Warren Greatrex's inmate won a bumper at Fakenham in fine style and was far from disgraced in a subsequent appearance at Stratford. Tim Vaughan has three in the race and jockey bookings suggest Ifan as the pick. The five-year-old was lightly raced on the Flat and landed a maiden at Wolverhampton in March. Bad Girls has yet to show anything for David Pipe although the four-year-old is watched in the market as she is in receipt of plenty of allowances.
Lyssio (GER) 11-8fav (11-5) Prominent, challenged 3 out, led next, soon headed, beaten last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Thunder Sheik (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Sir Dylan 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 4th, every chance 3 out, held in 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Courtesy Call (10-7) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May, 5 ran.
Ifan (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, pulled up halfway, in a race won by Titchwood (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) sft in Mar '12, 11 ran.
Spring Secret 9-1 (9-2) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 8l behind Rosie's Lady (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan (flat).
Bad Girls (FR) 25-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 34l behind Another Hero (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Bolberry Springs 33-1 (11-0) In touch, weakened before 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Another Hero (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Kettlewell 13-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Another Hero (11-5) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Sir Bruno (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Spark Of Genius (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan (flat).
Hard House 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, weakened 4th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Billy Dutton (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec, 12 ran.