centerplate.co.uk 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 19.05s
  • Off time: 14:15:18
Full result
Result 14:15 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ashford Wood 4/1
2nd 7 Gate Please 2 9/2
3rd 2 Bar A Mine 33 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 32-2423
Black and beige (quartered), black sleeves Ashford Wood (IRE) 43
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 32-2423
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 4/1
2 2-45
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Bar A Mine (FR) 43
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 2-45
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 10/1
3 4-633
Maroon, Yellow cross belts, Yellow cap Dream Deal 76
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 4-633
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 J Scott Nick Scholfield 113 3/1j
4 2212
Yellow, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Flying Eagle (IRE) 24
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 2212
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 P Bowen J E Moore 7/1
5 UU6/0-06
Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap Fuse Wire 14
  • T:D Burchell
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: UU6/0-06
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 102 66/1
6 3C2P2F/
Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Gair Leat (IRE) 1061
  • T:L Corcoran
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 3C2P2F/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 L Corcoran S Twiston-Davies 66/1
7 3-22444
BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Gate Please (IRE) 43
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 3-22444
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1pt
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 pt Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (5) 117 9/2
8 5F176/9
Maroon and Dark Blue (quartered), Dark Green sleeves Lightning Moley (IRE) 16
  • T:Miss T Watkins
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 5F176/9
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
11 155 11-1 t Miss T Watkins Benjamin Poste (5) 100/1
9 PPFFP8/
Pink, Dark Green armlets Pelcomb Bridge 1385
  • T:Marc Barber
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: PPFFP8/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 t1 Marc Barber D Crosse 100/1
10 P/314-P0
Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Serious Mixture 77
  • T:Mrs H Parrott
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: P/314-P0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Mrs H Parrott Jack Doyle 95 50/1
11 9/2-0
Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Thomastown (IRE) 28
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R J McCarth
  • Form: 9/2-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 33/1
12 4762
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vermouth Bleu (FR) 25
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Thomas M O'brien
  • Form: 4762
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill Thomas M O'brien (10) 118 3/1j

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Still Believing (IRE)
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Conor Ring
5 10-8 Evan Williams Conor Ring 20/1
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In depth

Verdict

Gate Please finished a long way ahead of Bar A Mine here last time but has been disappointing overall. Dream Deal must have claims on his third to Horizontal Speed at Taunton while a switch to hurdles is likely to suit Ashford Wood but if VERMOUTH BLEU can reproduce his second over a shorter trip at Ludlow he should take all the beating under a 10lb claimer. Flying Eagle had decent bumper form and could also figure if taking to hurdles.

Formwatch

Ashford Wood (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway before 4f out, ridden over 2f out, plugged on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Foryourinformation (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.

Gate Please (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 2nd, chased leader, led 3 out, soon headed, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 9, 29l behind Horatio Hornblower (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Bar A Mine (FR) 6-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 50l behind Horatio Hornblower (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Fuse Wire 150-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4th, weakened 2 out, 6th of 11, 18l behind Attwaal (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) sft.

Gair Leat (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Twrds rr & ww, 14th at 7th, prog in 8th 6out & further prog 4out, ld when fell with ev ch 3out, in a race won by Heavenly Brook (12-0) at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '11, 16 ran.

Serious Mixture 125-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, weakening when blundered badly 3 out, 17th of 21, well behind Oscar Hoof (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Lightning Moley (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Big Hands Harry (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Vermouth Bleu (FR) 17-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, mistake 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on same pace and held by winner flat, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bodega (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Dream Deal 4-1 (10-12) Chased winner until before 3 out, chased leading pair until after 3 out, rallied to modest 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Horizontal Speed (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Pelcomb Bridge 14-1 (11-7) (tt) a bhnd; to, 8th of 11, 45l behind Copper Carroll (11-7) at Bonvilston 3m ptp in May '10.

Thomastown (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Chased leaders 10f, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Zulu Oscar (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.

Flying Eagle (IRE) 4-5fav (11-4) Led and set steady pace, driven 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Clan Chief (10-11) at Ayr 2m cond NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.