DJM Solicitors Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 36.80s
- Off time: 14:06:41
|1st||10 Society Shares||16/1|
|2nd||3 Quaddick Lake||4||5/1|
|3rd||4 Makethe Mostofnow||6||15/2|
Union Saint (FR) 25
|5||166 11-12||J D Frost||Hadden Frost||128||20/1|
|4||163 11-9 p||N J Henderson||D Bass||125||7/1|
Quaddick Lake (IRE) 33
|10||163 11-9 h||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||125||5/1|
Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 24
|8||163 11-9||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||125||15/2|
Gate Please (IRE) 19
|8||160 11-6||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||122||7/1|
|7||153 10-13||P Bowen||Donal Devereux||115||33/1|
Rolling Maul (IRE) 16
|5||153 10-13||P Bowen||R Johnson||115||6/4f|
Cawdor House Bert 224
|6||153 10-13||D A Rees||T J O'Brien||115||10/1|
Society Shares (IRE) 649
|8||148 10-8||G McPherson||Sam Twiston-Davies||110||16/1|
||6||1012||Mrs N S Evans||R T Dunne||114||NR|
||7||10-13||Miss R Curtis||T Scudamore||4/1|
Given Nicky Henderson's strike-rate here there will be plenty prepared to give RALLY another chance after the four-year-old was left behind in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last time. He's only had three starts over hurdles. Makethe Mostofnow reserves his best for this track and has ground conditions to suit but has a lot to find with Quaddick Lake on their run together at Chepstow in October and has been well beaten since. Gate Please isn't improving but Rolling Maul has been threatening to win a race and could be suited by the longer trip. The lightly-raced Cawdor House Bert won over course and distance in May but hasn't been seen since.
Cyprusormilan 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 8th early, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 12th of 17, 48l behind Blossom Gate (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Jul.
Society Shares (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Heavenstown (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar '12, 9 ran.
Quaddick Lake (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, in touch 3 out, no impression from next, 7th of 10, 11l behind Waterunder (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, led 3rd until 4th, led 7th until after 8th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 38l behind Ballyculla (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Gate Please (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 7th, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 29l behind Junction Fourteen (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Rolling Maul (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Prominent, driven to challenge after 3 out, left in 2nd at 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 12l behind Key To The West (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Cygnet 7-2 (11-4) In touch in chasing group, lost place 5th, not fluent and behind from next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Belle De Fontenay (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f sell (5) gs.
Cawdor House Bert 8-1 (11-9) Held up behind, smooth headway 4 out, went 2nd after next, led last, stayed on well, driven clear flat, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May beating My Lad Percy (11-3) by 7l, 9 ran.
Rally 12-1 (11-4) In touch on outside, reminders after 5th, lost place 4 out, soon behind, last of 8, 46l behind Creepy (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Nov.
Union Saint (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 10th of 12, 48l behind Carrigmorna King (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.