Morrison Insurance Solutions 25th Anniversary Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 55.91s
- Off time: 15:20:35
|1st||2 Alphabetical Order||7/1|
|2nd||1 Parlour Games||3||1/5f|
Parlour Games 21
|6||159 11-5 h||J P Ferguson||A P McCoy||1/5f|
Alphabetical Order 47
|6||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||7/1|
Con Forza (IRE) 37
|5||152 10-12||P W Middleton||Kielan Woods||5/1|
Exitas (IRE) 57
|6||152 10-12 t1||P W Middleton||Conor Shoemark (5)||20/1|
I'm Not Telling (IRE) 33
|6||152 10-12 t||J G Cann||Nick Scholfield||25/1|
Staff Sergeant 16
|7||152 10-12||Jim Best||Brendan Powell||50/1|
|4||149 10-9||Jonjo O'Neill||D C Costello||12/1|
Edgar (GER) 17
|4||149 10-9||D G Bridgwater||Jake Hodson (7)||66/1|
L Stig 45
|4||149 10-9||H D Daly||Jake Greenall||33/1|
||5||10-12||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||4/5|
PARLOUR GAMES, a very useful middle-distance performer on the Flat for Godolphin, won on the bridle on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon and the runner-up went to land a competitive handicap at Aintree. He could be a novice to follow and should have too much for these. This may be an insufficient test of stamina for bumper winner Con Forza but there is probably more to come from Alphabetical Order, who was a decent bumper horse, and Cyclone, who won twice over 1m2f on the Flat in Ireland.
Alphabetical Order 9-4 (10-8) Mid-division, headway in 3rd before 5th, ridden before 2 out, lost 3rd place run-in, no extra, 4th of 12, 29l behind Lyric Street (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f cond mdn hdle (5) sft in May.
Parlour Games 15-8fav (10-12) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd next, led on bit 2 out, hard held, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May beating Max Ward (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Exitas (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Led and soon clear, increased lead halfway, ridden when headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Countersign (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Edgar (GER) 66-1 (10-1) Mid-division, jumped right 3rd, hit next, behind before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Chase The Wind (11-5) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
L Stig 80-1 (10-7) Held up well in rear, headway 6th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 13, 38l behind Germany Calling (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Con Forza (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Made all, hard driven when strongly challenged from over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, won at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May beating Kincora Fort (10-11) by 1l, 12 ran.
Cyclone 6-1 (10-9) Chased leader, ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd after 2 out, never dangerous, 3rd of 8, 39l behind Gabrial The Great (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Staff Sergeant 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened half way, 9th of 11, well behind Stephen Hero (10-11) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
I'm Not Telling (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) In rear, headway after 9th, not fluent next, no extra 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Ashanti Moon (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hts chs (6) gd in May.