Dransfields CIU Charity Raceday Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f
- (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 49.30s
- Off time: 13:45:39
|1st||5 Sun Cloud||8/1|
Dream Again Boys (IRE) 261
|5||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr A J Berry (3)||112||5/1j|
Sphinx (FR) 18
|14||164 11-10 b||E W Tuer||Tony Kelly (5)||110||33/1|
|5||162 11-8 t1||Tim Vaughan||S Thomas||108||12/1|
Mullaghwillin Boy (IRE) 43
|6||159 11-5 t||A J Martin||D F O'Regan||105||15/2|
Sun Cloud (IRE) 46
|5||159 11-5||J M Jefferson||Ryan Mania||105||8/1|
Arctic Echo 9
|13||159 11-5 t||B R Summers||C Wallis (5)||105||20/1|
King Mak 82
|10||158 11-4||Mrs Marjorie Fife||K James (5)||104||14/1|
Everaard (USA) 9
|6||156 11-2 p||Mrs K Walton||R McGrath||102||5/1j|
Acordingtoscript (IRE) 22
|6||152 10-12||M Todhunter||Henry Brooke (3)||98||11/2|
Dawn Ride (IRE) 232
|11||151 10-11 p||Micky Hammond||Joe Colliver (7)||97||15/2|
Solis (GER) 14
|9||150 10-10 p||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Miss E C Sayer (5)||96||6/1|
Western Bound (IRE) 43
|11||149 10-9 t||Mrs B Butterworth||Miss E Butterworth (7)||95||66/1|
The Shy Man (IRE)
||8||11-9||G M Moore||F Keniry||7/1|
Dream Again Boys looks just the sort that Jonjo O'Neill does well with as he remains lightly-raced with the scope for further improvement. However, this is his first outing since the opening day of March and the market may be the best guide to his chances as is often the case with stable inmates in handicap company. The majority of his rivals are not in the best of form at present with ACCORDINGTOSCRIPT the obvious exception. Martin Todhunter's 6-y-o remains open to progress after showing improved form last time when battling home bravely at Newcastle last time, seemingly appreciating the step-up in trip. Henry Brooke takes off a useful 3lb too. Sun Cloud is probably better than the form showed to date and Solis, albeit exposed, has place claims from the depths of the weights.
Sun Cloud (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division and keen, soon chased leader, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 11th of 14, 47l behind Young Mags (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Sphinx (FR) 16-1 (10-1) Mid-division, in touch 8th, chased leaders after 4 out, ridden and lost place next, weakened last, 6th of 10, 18l behind Reindeer Dippin (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.
Solis (GER) 11-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 8th, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd flat, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Daasij (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Mullaghwillin Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 14th of 20, 26l behind Sea Stallion (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened before last, 7th of 9, 32l behind Peedeeque (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Arctic Echo 11-1 (11-6) Held up until fell 1st, in a race won by Bishophill Jack (11-12) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gs, 7 ran.
Everaard (USA) 11-2 (10-9) Tracked leader, mistake 6th, weakened after 4 out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Monetary Fund (11-8) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Ballymoat 40-1 (11-0) Chased leader, every chance when hit 4 out, soon weakened, modest 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Desert Joe (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
King Mak 11-1 (11-1) Led headed after 6th, soon behind, 6th of 8, 12l behind Kitegen (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Acordingtoscript (IRE) 4-1fav (9-13) Made most, driven 2 out, hard pressed last, ridden and headed flat, rallied to regain lead final stride, won at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Oct beating Locked Inthepocket (11-12) by shd, 9 ran.
Western Bound (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway after 6th, soon under pressure, weakened before 3 out, last of 8, 48l behind Ockey De Neulliac (10-9) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Dream Again Boys (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 9th, pushed left 3 out, driven and lost 2nd before 2 out, soon hung right and no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Father Probus (11-3) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.