William Bulwer Long Memorial 'Grassroots' Hunters' Chase 3m 38y
- (5yo+, 3m 38y, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,872 2nd £580 3rd £290 4th £145
- Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 35.80s
- Off time: 16:07:58
|1st||3 Carlton Ryan||3/1|
|2nd||2 Warden Hill||4½||11/4|
|3rd||1 Vasco Du Mee||36||8/1|
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 19
|8||176 12-8 bt||M H Weston||Miss Josephine Banks (7)||129||8/1|
Warden Hill (IRE) 19
|9||176 12-8||Mrs H Connors||Mr T Chatfeild-Roberts (7)||136||11/4|
Carlton Ryan (IRE) 13
|9||172 12-4||Mrs Stephanie Easterby||Mr W Easterby (3)||113||3/1|
Flash Tommie (IRE) 19
|9||172 12-4 h||C E Ward||Mr J Andrews (7)||99||66/1|
Mr Madeit (IRE) 302
|11||172 12-4||G Bailey||Mr G Greenock (7)||110||14/1|
Wild Bill (IRE) 52
|8||172 12-4||Mrs A Rucker||Mr Conor Orr (7)||118||2/1f|
Master Workman (IRE) 19
|11||170 12-2 p||D Kemp||Mr S Davies-Thomas (7)||109||33/1|
Hurraboru (IRE) 271
|10||168 12-0 p||M Coglan||Mr R Wilson (7)||92||66/1|
|12||165 11-11 t||Mrs P Harkin||Miss Immy Robinson (7)||113||10/1|
Vasco Du Mee (FR)
||7||12-4||M H Weston||Miss Josephine Banks||8/1|
Wild Bill (2/1), Warden Hill (11/4), Carlton Ryan (3/1), Vasco Du Mee (8/1), Popaway (10/1), Mr Madeit (14/1), Master Workman (33/1), Flash Tommie (66/1), Hurraboru (66/1)
Vasco Du Mee bids to repeat last year’s success under Josephine Banks, though has 4lb more to carry. A winner at Leicester and Catterick around this time last year, CARLTON RYAN ran a cracker on his reappearance under Rules at Musselburgh when only beaten a length by the useful Wonderful Charm - any improvement on that would make his hard to beat. Warden Hill and Wild Bill both arrive off the back of recent wins between the flags and would have every chance on past form while Mr Madeit beat Master Workman here just under a year ago but hasn’t raced since second at Warwick last April. Popaway has been a grand servant but Pauline Harkin’s mare may find a few of these too strong.
Carlton Ryan (IRE) 12-1 (12-4) Mid-division, pushed along 13th, chased leaders 3 out, stayed on well closing stages, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Wonderful Charm (11-12) at Musselburgh 3m 3f (3) gd in Feb.
Warden Hill (IRE) 3-1 (12-5) Hdwy 13; led 3 out; stayed on wl, won at Thorpe Lodge 3m gs in Jan beating Arkose (12-0) by 12l, 11 ran.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 6-4 (11-0) (bl) (tt) led to 4 out; wknd aft nxt, 3rd of 5, 11 1/2l behind Ivy Gate (11-0) at Cocklebarrow 3m 4f gs in Jan.
Flash Tommie (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Led to 6; t.o 14, last of 3, dist behind Start Royal (10-13) at Higham 3m gf in Jan.
Wild Bill (IRE) 4-1 (12-7) Hdwy 5; led 13; r.o wl, won at Chaddesley Corbett 3m gd in Dec beating Big Fella Thanks (12-7) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Master Workman (IRE) 6-1 (12-5) (cp) led to 15; wknd qckly 4 out; pu nxt, at Thorpe Lodge 3m gs in Jan.
Hurraboru (IRE) 16-1 (12-5) Rn in snatches; hdwy aft 4 out; stayed on wl flat; led final 75yds, won at Hexham 3m gf in May beating Carlos Gardel (12-5) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Mr Madeit (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced 16th, pecked 3 out, stayed on flat, caught eased down 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 3 3/4l behind On The Bridge (12-2) at Warwick 3m 1f (6) gd in Apr.
Popaway Evensfav (11-0) (tt) a.p; led 15-4 out; led nxt; easy, won at Thorpe Lodge 3m gs in Jan beating All Great N Theory (11-0) by 19l, 7 ran.