Connolly's Red Mills Bumper Challenge Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 6, 11 runners)
- Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 14.30s
- Off time: 17:00:58
|1st||11 King Of Strings||66/1|
|2nd||7 Salto Chisco||½||10/11f|
|3rd||5 Go West Young Man||1½||8/1|
Aura Bora (USA) 133
|5||158 11-4||T D Easterby||Harry Haynes||66/1|
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE)
|6||158 11-4||Mark Gillard||R Thornton||40/1|
Dunluce Castle (IRE) 141
|5||158 11-4||S Gollings||A P McCoy||10/3|
Go West Young Man (IRE) 60
|5||158 11-4||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (3)||8/1|
Percy's Reflection 37
|6||158 11-4||B I Case||Killian Moore (7)||66/1|
Salto Chisco (IRE) 48
|5||158 11-4||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||10/11f|
Shameless Man (IRE)
|6||158 11-4||A Middleton||D Crosse||16/1|
Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 36
|6||158 11-4||D G Bridgwater||T J Phelan||20/1|
Fly By Knight
|4||149 10-9||T D Walford||P Buchanan||66/1|
King Of Strings (IRE)
|4||149 10-9||T D Walford||D C Costello||66/1|
No No Mac (IRE) 36
|4||149 10-9||C E Longsdon||Kielan Woods (3)||8/1|
||5||114||D O'Meara||D F O'Regan||NR|
New Year's Eve
||4||11-2||J P Ferguson||Jack Quinlan||8/13|
Point-to-point winner Dunluce Castle is partnered by A P McCoy for his debut under Rules while Go West Young Man, Wah Wah Taysee and No No Mac were all placed on their respective debuts and should go well. SALTO CHISCO found one too good when sent off a short price favourite on his introduction at Uttoxeter and with that experience to draw on, he's taken to go one better in this. Dont Call Me Oscar is related to winners and makes more appeal than fellow debutant Fly By Night.
Ballyhoulihan (IRE) Golan gelding out of Dun Ar Aill.
King Of Strings (IRE) Desert King gelding out of Lemon Cello.
Salto Chisco (IRE) 6-5fav (11-2) In rear and niggled along, headway over 6f out, chased winner over 3f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Horizontal Speed (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Go West Young Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in close 5th, went 2nd 8f out, ridden to try and challenge on inside and ran green 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when switched left inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Little Pop (11-2) at Ludlow 1m 6f nhf (5) sft in Dec.
Dunluce Castle (IRE) 2-1 (10-11) Pr & keen, went on bef 5out, adv & lft clr 2out, alw in command, won at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp sft in Sep beating Masterleaderman (10-11) by 12l, 5 ran.
No No Mac (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along from 7f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, outpaced by winner final furlong, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Pure Science (11-5) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Fly By Knight Desert King gelding out of Lox Lane.
Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Pure Science (11-5) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Percy's Reflection 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakend over 2f out, 12th of 15, 34l behind Cabaret Girl (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Shameless Man (IRE) Atraf gelding out of Fleetfoot.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Coolrua.
Aura Bora (USA) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 6f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 40l behind Caledonia (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.