Walters Land Novices' Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 34.40s
- Off time: 14:45:37
Ashes House (IRE) 68
|8||162 11-8 t1||Miss R Curtis||J E Moore||124||5/1|
Knockanrawley (IRE) 29
|6||162 11-8 p1||K C Bailey||E Cookson (5)||130||2/1|
Tidal Dance (IRE) 22
|7||162 11-8||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||132||Evsf|
Treliver Manor (IRE) 286
|6||156 11-2||Miss E C Lavelle||Richard O'dea (10)||9/1|
||6||112||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan||121||NR|
Bob Ford (IRE)
||6||11-8||Miss R Curtis||Aidan Coleman||7/2|
KNOCKANRAWLEY was beaten seven lengths by Tidal Dance at Towcester two runs ago but re-opposes on better terms and might be capable of reversing the places. He was out of his depth when pulled up in a Grade 2 at Haydock subsequently. Tidal Dance also has his sights lowered again and the pair easily hold Ivy Gate on that run while Ashes House finished a long way behind the selection at Towcester in December.
Ivy Gate (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, headway 5th, every chance 3 out, kept on to chase winner after last, always held, 2nd of 8, 7l behind The Ramblin Kid (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb.
Knockanrawley (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, reminder after 3rd, soon struggling, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Toubeera (11-1) at Haydock 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Ashes House (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader until ridden last (normal 3 out), soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 10, 40l behind Hint Of Mint (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Tidal Dance (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Prominent, reminder after 5th, ridden before 2 out, weakened well before last, 5th of 9, 44l behind Buddy Bolero (11-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Treliver Manor (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 5th under 6f out, no extra and kept on same pace from under 4f out, 10th of 16, 31l behind King Shabra (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd in Jun.