Davies Pharmacy Juvenile Hurdle 2m
- (3yo, 2m, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 36.80s
- Off time: 12:25:54
|2nd||2 Forced Family Fun||1½||8/13f|
Akdam (IRE) 10
|3||166 11-12 p||A W Carroll||Mr J Hamer (5)||119||9/1|
Forced Family Fun 12
|3||159 11-5||J J Quinn||B Hughes||8/13f|
Arty Campbell (IRE) 62
|3||152 10-12||B J Llewellyn||Paul Moloney||12/1|
|3||152 10-12||M Blanshard||Nick Scholfield||7/2|
Kalimantan (IRE) 11
|3||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||20/1|
Seaside Rock (IRE) 17
|3||152 10-12||K Dalgleish||K Renwick||50/1|
||3||11-5||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||4/6|
Akdam has already had eight starts over timber but has won twice, though both times on faster ground than he'll encounter today. IVANHOE was less than three lengths behind Saturday's shock Cheltenham winner Ballyglasheen on his debut at Ludlow, though was receiving a stone. He handled soft and heavy ground on the Flat and can land this getting plenty of weight from Akdam and 7lb from last month's Hexham scorer Forced Family Fun, who unseated his rider at the first when odds-on at Catterick 12 days ago. Seaside Rock has been well beaten in both starts.
Ivanhoe 18-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, steady headway from after 4th, ridden after 6th, disputing 3rd 3 out, no impression on leaders, one pace, 4th of 11, 14l behind Saint Jerome (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Forced Family Fun 5-6fav (10-12) Chasing leaders when went right, bumped and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Most Honourable (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd, 7 ran.
Akdam (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) In touch on outside, pushed along after 3rd, lost place and behind next, struggling 4 out, soon ridden, plugged on to take moderate 4th towards finish, no chance with leaders, 4th of 7, 24l behind Royal Irish Hussar (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) gd in Nov.
Seaside Rock (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Keen early, held up 3rd and last throughout, outpaced 3 out, no chance before next, last of 3, well behind Dispour (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Kalimantan (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened before 4th, soon beaten, 7th of 8, well behind Handiwork (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs.
Arty Campbell (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace and no chance with winner, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tweed (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) sft in Oct (flat).