Calverts Carpets York Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 28.10s
- Off time: 14:01:29
|2nd||6 Fiddlers Bid||½||4/1|
|3rd||3 Darley Sun||1¾||11/4|
Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 78
|6||164 11-10||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||7/1|
Big Sound 13
|6||157 11-3||T D Walford||P Buchanan||200/1|
Darley Sun (IRE) 99
|7||157 11-3||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||11/4|
Darlington County 17
|5||157 11-3||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||80/1|
Exit To Freedom 13
|7||157 11-3||J S Wainwright||Brian Harding||65||250/1|
Fiddlers Bid 22
|6||157 11-3||F M O'Brien||A P Cawley||4/1|
Haljaferia (UAE) 10
|7||157 11-3||M E Sowersby||B Hughes||150/1|
Mighty Mobb (IRE) 47
|6||157 11-3||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||11/1|
|5||157 11-3||Mrs L Wadham||L Aspell||20/1|
Squire Trelawney 50
|7||157 11-3||M Appleby||Ryan Mahon (3)||25/1|
Timesishard (IRE) 36
|6||157 11-3||G McPherson||W Hutchinson||126||2/1f|
Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 16
|5||150 10-10||A D Brown||Danny Cook||250/1|
Bugbug N Booboo 78
|4||147 10-7||M E Sowersby||Gavin Sheehan (5)||250/1|
||5||113||M W Easterby||Jake Greenall||NR|
||7||11-3||D Pipe||T Scudamore||6/4|
2009 Cesarewitch winner DARLEY SUN joined Godolphin after that success but hasn't won since. Now with John Ferguson, he's the one to beat if taking to hurdling. Bit Of A Jig never figured in much better company at Newcastle and carries a penalty for his earlier success at Carlisle but Mighty Mobb made a promising debut over timber at Exeter and can figure. Timesishard was outclassed in a Grade 2 race at Warwick but has a shout on his earlier form and it was similar story for Fiddlers Bid, who went close at Ascot before finishing tailed off at Cheltenham last time.
Hot Spice 50-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, effort 3 out, one pace, never dangerous, 6th of 17, 41l behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Timesishard (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed after 6th, weakened from next, tailed off, 4th of 7, 48l behind The New One (11-7) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Jan.
Fiddlers Bid 66-1 (11-5) Held up 5th and last in touch, pushed along 3 out, weakened after next, last of 5, 41l behind At Fishers Cross (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Darley Sun (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 15th of 23, 12l behind Art Scholar (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Nov (flat).
Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 6-4 (11-3) With leader, weakened from 8th, tailed off before 3 out, last of 4, well behind Green Flag (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) hvy in Dec.
Darlington County 100-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 3 out, 8th of 16, 39l behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Mighty Mobb (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up in last pair, steady headway 6f out, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, rallied to modest 2nd again inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Guanciale (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Big Sound 100-1 (11-4) Always behind, tailed off before 3 out, 14th of 21, well behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Haljaferia (UAE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, effort 3 out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 17, 44l behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Squire Trelawney 25-1 (10-9) Held up in touch in mid-division, not fluent 1st, challenged after 6th, every chance 3 out, weakened before last, 8th of 20, 35l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Exit To Freedom 50-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, effort over 3 out, no impression, 10th of 23, 22l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, weakened before 7th, 11th of 14, well behind Get Back In Line (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.
Bugbug N Booboo 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, ridden 6f out, lost touch 4f out, 8th of 9, 34l behind Shipton (10-12) at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Rasheed 16-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 14, 5l behind Enthusiastic (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep (flat).