Billeshurst Wood 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 14 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Standard/Slow
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 28.00s
- Off time: 14:04:14
|1st||4 Hollow Penny||3/1j|
|2nd||7 Keep Kicking||1||33/1|
|3rd||14 Natural Spring||nk||3/1j|
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 8
|6||158 11-4||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||9/2|
Deciding Moment (IRE) 81
|7||158 11-4 t||B De Haan||Jack Doyle||12/1|
|7||158 11-4 t1||Mrs C A Dunnett||Joseph Akehurst (7)||66/1|
Hollow Penny 51
|5||158 11-4||A King||R Thornton||3/1j|
Holmwood Legend 308
|12||158 11-4||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||12/1|
Jimmy The Brave 599
|7||158 11-4||G P Enright||J E Moore||50/1|
Keep Kicking (IRE) 8
|6||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||33/1|
Looking Hopeful (IRE) 59
|7||158 11-4||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||9/2|
Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 46
|9||158 11-4 p||A Hobbs||Donal Fahy||20/1|
The Two Of Us 52
|7||158 11-4||Adrian Wintle||Wayne Hutchinson||100/1|
Toujours L'attaque (IRE) 12
|6||158 11-4||Andrew Turnell||Gerard Tumelty||66/1|
West Bay Hoolie 212
|7||158 11-4 p||Mrs H R J Nelmes||S Thomas||100/1|
Lady Sinatra 18
|5||151 10-11||O Sherwood||S P Jones||25/1|
Natural Spring 68
|8||151 10-11||Miss S Smith||D F O'Regan||3/1j|
Holmwood Legend is rated much higher than today's opposition in the jumping sphere but whether he'll be able to take advantage in this code on his first start since last March is debatable. A chance is taken on LOOKING HOPEFUL instead as he was placed in a couple of bumpers last year and his yard's strike rate in these events is exceptional. Quousko De L'Isop finished third in a similar contest at Kempton last month and can figure while Natural Spring also has a shout along with Deciding Moment and Hollow Penny.
Hollow Penny 6-4 (11-5) Raced wide, held up in touch, tracked leading pair before 3 out, driven before next, soon ridden, no chance with front pair in clear 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 8, 41l behind De La Bech (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, reminders before 4 out, soon lost place, 17th of 19, well behind Harvey's Hope (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Natural Spring 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leader, ridden after 3 out, 6th and beaten when jumped right last, 5th of 10, 8l behind Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Deciding Moment (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Unruly at start, took keen hold and held up towards rear, steady headway on inside after 3 out, stayed on to 3rd flat, kept on without threatening winner, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Weekend Millionair (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Looking Hopeful (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 3rd, soon clear until headed 2 out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 12th of 19, 34l behind Harvey's Hope (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Lady Sinatra 50-1 (10-5) Always behind, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilmurvy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
West Bay Hoolie 12-1 (10-0) Led, jumped slowly 2nd, headed 5th, regaine lead before 6th, headed 3 out, soon weakened, in 4th when blundered and stumbled 2 out, last of 7, well behind Behtarini (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Jimmy The Brave 66-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, went 3rd after 3rd until mistake next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Jaya Bella (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gf in May '11.
Toujours L'attaque (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off 2 out, 7th of 12, well behind Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Holmwood Legend 18-1 (10-6) Prominent, ridden after 13th, close 4th 2 out, 5th and no extra 2 out, 6th of 22, 17l behind Salut Flo (10-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
The Two Of Us 50-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, ridden 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Be Bop Boru (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) sft in Nov.
Fiddlers Dream Karinga Bay gelding out of Roseta Pearl.
Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 2-1 (11-0) Led, headed over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Pure Style (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Dec.