Connolly's Red Mills Final Bumper Challenge Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £4,379 2nd £1,294 3rd £647 4th £323 5th £162 6th £81
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 7.40s
  • Off time: 20:57:34
Full result
Result 20:55 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Echo Springs 9/2
2nd 4 Definite Future nk 8/1
3rd 1 Celtic Agent 2 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3/1-
Maroon, White hoops and armlets Celtic Agent 74
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 3/1-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 110 13/2
2 21-
Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Warrantor (IRE) 26
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 21-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 W Greatrex Aidan Coleman 6/4f
3 3
Emerald Green, Light Green star and star on cap Curious Carlos 15
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 P Bowen J E Moore 4/1
4 391-
White, red chevron, halved sleeves and star on cap Definite Future (IRE) 25
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 391-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 H D Daly R Johnson 8/1
5
Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Spillers Dream (IRE)
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 J Scott Nick Scholfield 16/1
6 06-4
Royal Blue and Red diabolo, Red sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue diamond Wildest Dreams 15
  • T:Mrs J Walton
  • J:Alistair Findlay
  • Form: 06-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay (7) 33/1
7
Dark blue, red hoops Echo Springs
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 9/2
8
Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Lowcarr Motion
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 P A Kirby F Keniry 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Regal Diamond (IRE)
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:T J O'Brien
5 11-9 P Bowen T J O'Brien 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Peter Bowen has won the last two renewals and CURIOUS CARLOS can complete the hat-trick after a very encouraging debut behind the odds-on Shantou Bob at Ffos Las. The latter is trained by Warren Greatrex, who runs Warrantor in this. The Turtle Island gelding made a winning start under Rules when scoring at Towcester and will make a bold bid to defy the penalty. Southwell winner Celtic Agent has his first run on Turf but Definite Future arrives off the back of a victory between the flags and Echo Springs is a newcomer worth noting in the betting.

Formwatch

Echo Springs Kayf Tara gelding out of Mrs Malt.

Definite Future (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Ap; led 2 out; easy, won at North Shropshire 2m 4f ptp gf in Apr beating Tom Gossop (12-0) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.

Celtic Agent 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating Gwendoliner (10-6) by 12l, 7 ran.

Warrantor (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) In rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Mont Royale (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.

Spillers Dream (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Eibhlinarun.

Lowcarr Motion Rainbow High gelding out of Royalty.

Wildest Dreams 13-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, tracked leaders halfway, outpaced in 4th 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final 2f, no impression, 4th of 10, 9l behind Daring Exit (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.

Curious Carlos 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway 4f out, chasing leaders and every chance 2f out, soon ridden, wandered under pressure over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Shantou Bob (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft.