Attheraces Sky415 Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 53.60s
- Off time: 14:45:24
|1st||5 Party Palace||9/2|
|2nd||3 Breaking Bits||2¼||6/1|
West Brit (IRE) 5
|5||166 11-12||C E Longsdon||R Johnson||117||11/4f|
Four Nations (USA) 37
|5||163 11-9 b||George Baker||Trevor Whelan (5)||114||8/1|
Breaking Bits (IRE) 26
|6||161 11-7||Jamie Snowden||T J O'Brien||112||6/1|
Zama Zama 25
|6||160 11-6||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)||111||4/1|
Party Palace 7
|9||151 10-11||H S Howe||Giles Hawkins (3)||102||9/2|
Captain Sharpe 3
|5||150 10-10 bt||B J Llewellyn||Robert Williams (5)||101||4/1|
A race where each of the sextet can be given a chance on the pick of their form and we will side with PARTY PALACE. Stuart Howe's mare was disappointing last week but she'd shown an aptitude for this track previously and with a number of rivals dropping down in trip, she may have enough speed to see them off. Four Nations was a convincing winner of a maiden at Plumpton and Trevor Whelan's claim could prove invaluable. Zama Zama won here on his final start for Nicky Henderson. He takes his chance off a 9lb lower mark although he's not troubled the judge in any of his subsequent starts. Breaking Bits didn't appear to stay at Uttoxeter last month and may find this shorter trip in his favour. West Brit took part in the Triumph Hurdle last year but he's best watched after a couple of modest efforts under both codes.
Party Palace 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden after 3 out, mistake next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Tamarillo Grove (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Breaking Bits (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Pressed leader, led 4 out, ridden and headed approaching next, weakened 2 out, 7th of 12, 28l behind Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
West Brit (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Prominent, outpaced in 4th 3 out, no impression before next, 9th of 13, 19l behind Sea Lord (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Four Nations (USA) 5-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, mistake 2nd, ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 14, 13l behind Odin (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Zama Zama 12-1 (10-11) Hedl up behind, blundered 8th, outpaced 5 out, left moderate 4th next, left 3rd 3 out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 27l behind Hodgson (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Captain Sharpe 16-1 (11-1) In touch, went 3rd after 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 15, 14l behind Detroit Red (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.