Follow totepool On Facebook And Twitter Claiming Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 1.61s
- Off time: 15:40:44
|7||166 11-12 hv||M Blake||Nick Scholfield||129||7/4|
Maller Tree 18
|7||166 11-12 v||David Dennis||N D Fehily||133||5/2|
Waltz Darling (IRE) 12
|6||164 11-10||K G Reveley||J Reveley||117||6/4f|
Captain Cardington (IRE) 10
|5||160 11-6 b||J G M O'Shea||R Johnson||105||10/1|
||9||1013||C N Kellett||G Sheehan||65||NR|
Bellflower Boy (IRE)
||10||11-5||Dr R D P Newland||Christopher Ward||9/4|
Maller Tree was once second in a Grade 2 and won a Class 3 handicap at Fakenham on New Year's Day. He's not exactly reliable but drops to this lowly level for the first time and in-form Noel Fehily is on board. LAMPS and Waltz Darling won sellers last time and the latter was impressive at Catterick. But Michael Blake's charge probably has the better turn of foot and handles the quicker surface. He gets the vote as Captain Cardington might struggle to get home again.
Amazingreyce 33-1 (9-9) Mid-division, pushed along from 5th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, 48l behind Cumbrian Farmer (10-11) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Lamps 13-8 (11-7) Led into start, soon given reminder, chasing leaders after 1st, went 2nd after 4th, reminder after next, led before 3 out, hit 2 out, clear approaching last, stayed on, won at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gs beating Scribe (11-2) by 23l, 6 ran.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Tracked leader, led 2nd, clear before 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gs beating Lac Sacre (11-4) by 5l, 8 ran.
Maller Tree 28-1 (11-7) Led, pushed along on long run to 3 out, headed 3 out and weakened soon after, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Ceasar Milan (10-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Feb.
Captain Cardington (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Pressed leader, lost 2nd 3rd, chased leaders and pushed along, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 17l behind Old Way (10-9) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.