Derek Hunnisett Memorial Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 5, 12 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 48.40s
- Off time: 14:20:16
|1st||6 Night Of Passion||7/4f|
|2nd||2 Absolute Shambles||10||13/2|
|3rd||4 Uncle Pettit||2¾||20/1|
Marble Walk (IRE) 19
|8||166 11-12||R Rowe||L Aspell||92||16/1|
Absolute Shambles 19
|9||166 11-12 p||C Gordon||Louis Muspratt (10)||92||13/2|
Brunette'sonly (IRE) 29
|8||161 11-7||J W Mullins||A Thornton||87||8/1|
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 25
|5||159 11-5||J G Portman||G Sheehan (3)||85||20/1|
Sea Cadet 19
|11||154 11-0||Mrs L J Mongan||Nathan Adams (10)||80||17/2|
Night Of Passion (IRE) 22
|5||153 10-13 p||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||79||7/4f|
Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 9
|5||153 10-13||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||79||12/1|
Alfie Alexander (IRE) 16
|5||152 10-12||M R Hoad||James Banks (5)||78||50/1|
|7||151 10-11||Nick Mitchell||D A Jacob||77||20/1|
Sudden Light (IRE) 364
|7||149 10-9 vt||Jim Best||R Thornton||75||9/1|
Lord Aldervale (IRE) 234
|6||141 10-1 p||S Woodman||M Goldstein||67||8/1|
Niceboy (IRE) 638
|9||140 10-0||D Steele||Conor Shoemark (5) (ex1)||62||33/1|
||5||103 t1||Miss Z C Davison||M D Grant||69||NR|
||7||11-7||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-davison||11/4|
Absolute Shambles could probably run around here blindfold and has been in decent form lately at a lowly level. But he has little in hand on Brunette'Sonly on past form, though did finish ahead of Sea Cadet at Fontwell last month. SUDDEN LIGHT was second in this 12 months ago and the booking of Choc Thornton catches the eye as she returns from a break. Jim Best's mare gets the nod though Marble Walk, a close-up third last year, has claims again and Night Of Passion's latest second at Exeter is the best recent form on offer, though he has a longer trip and a 4lb higher mark to overcome now.
Misty Mornin 100-1 (10-10) Tracked winner, pushed along briefly before 3rd, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Down Ace (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Night Of Passion (IRE) 5-1fav (10-6) In touch, mistake 6th, ridden 4 out, stayed on after 2 out, never reached winner, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Rigolo Ville (11-6) at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Absolute Shambles 4-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace before 2 out, left 2nd last, stayed on flat, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Kilrush (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Led until 2nd, chased leaders, went left when weakening 3 out, left 4th last, 4th of 7, 43l behind Swallowshide (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Sea Cadet 5-1 (9-4) Held up on outside, closed 3rd, blundered and nearly unseated rider 8th, great recovery but lost place, closed after next, ridden after jumping slowly 10th, outpaced 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, left 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Kilrush (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place on long run to 3rd, behind and struggling 5th, tailing off when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Vaniteux (10-12) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (3) gs, 9 ran.
Brunette'sonly (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Tracked leader, mistake 2nd, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 9, well behind Orvita (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Marble Walk (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost ground on front pair before 4th, not fluent 9th, soon well held, went remote 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, well behind Strawberry Hill (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Alfie Alexander (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Mid-division, towards rear when not fluent 3rd, struggling 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Kings Apollo (10-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 13 ran.
Ricketyrock 50-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, went 3rd before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 13, 28l behind Shadarpour (11-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Sudden Light (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) In touch, tracked leading pair 11th, ridden 3 out, pressed winner last, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind John's Gem (11-2) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec '12.
Lord Aldervale (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Led until before 7th, chased leader, led again 4 out, ridden and headed before mistake 2 out, lost 2nd 2 out, chased leading pair, well held when mistake last, weakened to 4th flat, dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 11, 11l behind Princely Hero (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Niceboy (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Led 1st, remianed prominent, mistake 3rd, weakened after 7th, 6th of 15, 27l behind Western Kate (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar '12.