Thermolast Handicap Hurdle 3m 2f
- (4yo+, 3m 2f, Class 5, 12 runners)
- Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 52.75s
- Off time: 15:40:21
|1st||11 Seymour Eric||4/1|
|2nd||3 Franklin Roosevelt||11||5/2f|
Halucha (IRE) 3
|7||166 11-12 p||P R Webber||P Carberry (5)||100||16/1|
Well Mett (IRE) 31
|5||164 11-10||F M O'Brien||Mr C P Shoemark (7)||98||10/1|
Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 49
|6||163 11-9 p1||D Pipe||C O'Farrell||97||5/2f|
Hurricane Henry (IRE) 44
|5||163 11-9 b1||Miss E C Lavelle||Conor Quish (10)||97||25/1|
Petroupetrov (FR) 20
|9||156 11-2||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||90||8/1|
Barton Gift 215
|5||153 10-13||J L Spearing||J E Moore||87||8/1|
Rifleman (IRE) 20
|12||151 10-11 pt||R Lee||James Jeavons (10)||85||25/1|
Hazy Dawn 15
|7||151 10-11||R Woollacott||P J Brennan||85||6/1|
Seymour Eric 276
|7||151 10-11 p||M Keighley||A P Cawley||85||4/1|
Sonara (IRE) 8
|8||150 10-10||P D Evans||Aidan Coleman||84||25/1|
|12||146 10-6 p||K Bishop||Mr J Park (7)||80||16/1|
|5||140 10-0||B Eckley||Gary Derwin (7)||69||40/1|
||7||111 p||G McPherson||T Molloy||89||NR|
||7||1013 b1||A Hobbs||Peter Carberry||87||NR|
||7||A Hobbs||Charlie Huxley||69||NR|
Ukrainian Star (IRE)
||8||11-7||M Keighley||A P Cawley||10/1|
This could be the last race ever run on this course. It's always been a good course for Richard Johnson and he'll be keen to score on board Petroupetrov, though his mount is still a maiden after 23 starts over hurdles. Hazy Dawn hasn't had much experience but has been well supported on her two latest starts and almost pulled it off at Towcester last time. She's one of the few with a bit of scope and should go well though it's FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT who gets the vote. He won a poor handicap here in March and though fading badly on his reappearance at Wincanton the run may have been needed and this looks within his capabilities. Well Mett ran poorly last time but his overall form puts him in the frame for this finale.
Bobbie Magern 5-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, hit 6th, headway after next, 4th when not fluent 3 out, mistake and weakened next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Earcomesthedream (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 13 ran.
Joker Of The Pack (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) In rear, behind 5th, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Okafranca (10-4) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Garyricken (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Towards rear, struggling after 5th, behind 6th, pulled up after, in a race won by Tisfreetdream (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 18 ran.
Seymour Eric 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, lost place after 5th, behind when pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Cilliseal (10-13) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 13 ran.
Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 7-4 (11-12) Led, headed 3 out, soon driven along, lost 2nd well before 2 out, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 10, 23l behind Giveitachance (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Bernard 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division, effort approaching 3 out, not trouble leaders, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fade To Grey (11-6) at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May '11, 14 ran.
Hazy Dawn 9-2fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 8th, led before 3 out, headed approaching next, no impression on winner last, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Earcomesthedream (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Barton Gift 6-1 (11-8) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, lost place 7th, reminders after 9th, soon struggling, 4th of 7, 21l behind Themanfromfraam (10-6) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Halucha (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Chased leaders until blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Okafranca (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft, 16 ran.
Rifleman (IRE) 17-2 (10-10) Held up, headway after 3rd, outpaced 8th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Dancing Daffodil (10-5) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Petroupetrov (FR) 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders who went clear before 2nd, closed 8th, led approaching 3 out, soon headed, no chance with winner from next, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 47l behind Dancing Daffodil (10-5) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Well Mett (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened 3 out, 10th of 16, 49l behind Typhon De Guye (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Hurricane Henry (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped left, not fluent and lost place 1st, not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th and given reminders, behind next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Coneygree (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Sonara (IRE) 33-1 (12-5) In tch to 11; to 14, 5th of 7, 26l behind Shoudhavenownbettr (12-5) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gd in Jun.
Timeforagin 25-1 (9-10) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, lost place 6th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Petrarchick (9-8) at Bangor 2m 4f mares nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 13 ran.