Virgin Media Business Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 16 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good (Good to Firm in places in the home straight)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 55.40s
- Off time: 12:10:29
|1st||9 Moss Cloud||22/1|
|2nd||7 Knightly Escapade||3¾||15/2|
|3rd||3 Danehills Well||nk||150/1|
|4||152 10-12 t1||J Ewart||B Hughes||3/1|
Choisan (IRE) 9
|4||152 10-12||T D Easterby||D C Costello||25/1|
Danehills Well (IRE) 13
|5||152 10-12||Mrs A C Hamilton||Lucy Alexander||150/1|
Durham Express (IRE) 13
|6||152 10-12||Miss T Jackson||Samantha Drake (5)||250/1|
|5||152 10-12||T D Easterby||Harry Haynes||12/1|
|4||152 10-12 p||P A Kirby||R McGrath||8/1|
Knightly Escapade 16
|5||152 10-12 p||B Ellison||Danny Cook||108||15/2|
Mister Nibbles (IRE) 208
|5||152 10-12||S R B Crawford||Mr S Crawford (3)||9/4f|
Moss Cloud (IRE) 240
|6||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||22/1|
Orchard Road (USA) 27
|6||152 10-12 t||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||7/1|
Regal Swain (IRE) 59
|5||152 10-12||G A Swinbank||T Scudamore||66/1|
Rocky Island (IRE) 14
|5||152 10-12||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||80/1|
Satanic Beat (IRE) 13
|4||152 10-12||Jedd O'Keeffe||B Harding||20/1|
|7||152 10-12||K G Reveley||Mr Colm Mccormack (5)||80/1|
Tough Trade 222
|4||152 10-12||C Grant||Henry Brooke||125/1|
Gold Show 28
|4||145 10-5||E W Tuer||Tony Kelly (5)||66/1|
||4||10-12||N G Richards||B Harding||11/10|
Mister Nibbles won a bumper here in April and is expected to run well on his hurdling debut. Likewise Avidity while Orchard Road was only beaten two lengths at Kelso last month. Knightly Escapade came up against a smart prospect when beaten 11 lengths at Carlisle last time and is improving with experience but GETABUZZ was a fair stayer on the Flat and made a promising start over timber at Aintree, where he still held every chance two out. That will have taught him plenty and he could be ready to open his account now. Kiwayu makes his hurdles bow but was another useful performer on the level.
Moss Cloud (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leading trio, reminders after 4th and next, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Annacotty (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Knightly Escapade 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased winner 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 12, 11l behind The Liquidator (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Danehills Well (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 18, 38l behind Redpender (11-0) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Avidity 50-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3f out, 10th of 19, 18l behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs in Apr.
Regal Swain (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 9l behind Call Back (10-9) at Newcastle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec '11.
Mister Nibbles (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, in touch 9f out, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr beating Gold Futures (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Gold Show 8-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and chance over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct (flat).
Getabuzz 16-1 (11-0) Prominent, mistake 2nd, ridden 3 out, mistake 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 9, 15l behind Garde La Victoire (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, led and jumped right 1st, headed before 3 out, 5th and no extra next, 5th of 10, 11l behind Gone Too Far (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Orchard Road (USA) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Vinny Gambini (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Rocky Island (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Led, slow jump 2nd, slow jump and headed soon after next, headed soon after, chased winner until 5th, weakened before 7th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Carraig Mor (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Choisan (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Headway to track leaders 7f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 2nd of 12, 14l behind Ebony Express (11-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft (flat).
Tough Trade 20-1 (10-2) Led and keen, headed before 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 44l behind Simarthur (10-11) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Kiwayu 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 39l behind White Nile (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (3) sft in Oct (flat).
Durham Express (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Mid-division, jumped right and stumbled 1st, slow 4th and 5th, behind next, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Gone Too Far (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Thurnham 16-1 (11-3) Led, jumped left 3rd, headed before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 8, 12l behind Spiekeroog (11-3) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb '12.