Rutland Antique Centre Bakewell Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f
- (5yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 16 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 48.60s
- Off time: 14:05:44
|1st||4 Carrigmorna King||6/4f|
|2nd||1 Sunny Ledgend||1¼||33/1|
|3rd||8 Desert Joe||9||14/1|
Sunny Ledgend 12
|7||159 11-5||Andrew Martin||Mr S Drinkwater (7)||33/1|
Ali Baba 35
|6||152 10-12||A King||Ciaran McKee (10)||80/1|
Bennys Well (IRE) 33
|6||152 10-12||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (5)||100/1|
Carrigmorna King (IRE) 19
|6||152 10-12 t||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||122||6/4f|
Civil Disobedience 30
|8||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Keevil||T J O'Brien||10/1|
Claret Cloak (IRE) 33
|5||152 10-12||Miss E C Lavelle||Jack Doyle||10/3|
Crete (IRE) 1188
|10||152 10-12||G L Moore||J E Moore||50/1|
Desert Joe (IRE) 76
|6||152 10-12||A King||W Hutchinson||14/1|
Go On Arch (IRE) 40
|6||152 10-12||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||66/1|
Inspector Qics 19
|8||152 10-12||M Hill||D A Jacob||100/1|
Loughalder (IRE) 22
|6||152 10-12||M Sheppard||C Poste||100/1|
Polarbrook (IRE) 97
|5||152 10-12||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||20/1|
Prolinx (IRE) 677
|7||152 10-12||C J Mann||N Fehily||40/1|
|5||152 10-12||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||3/1|
|7||152 10-12||R J Price||Gerard Tumelty||66/1|
Martin's Shadow 45
|6||145 10-5||J C Fox||W P Kavanagh (3)||200/1|
Pride In Battle (IRE)
||6||11-5||A King||R Thornton||11/8|
Shernando, a decent middle-distance performer on the Flat for Mark Johnston, could be very interesting over hurdles now with Nicky Henderson. Claret Cloak beat all but the well-regarded Shutthefrontdoor in a Listed bumper at Ascot last month and should also have a future over timber, while winning pointer Desert Joe was well backed when second on his hurdling debut at Towcester in November. Sunny Ledgend won over 2m4f at Bangor 12 days ago and his rider's claim negates the penalty but CARRIGMORNA KING deserves a change of luck and can get off the mark today. Philip Hobbs' six-year-old has been unfortunate to come up against some decent novices in his three runs to date and made Salubrious pull out all the stops at Taunton last time.
Carrigmorna King (IRE) 2-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, challenged next, ridden and every chance after last, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Salubrious (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Sunny Ledgend 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, driven after 3 out, challenged next, ridden to lead between last 2, stayed on well flat, won at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs beating Addiction (10-7) by 2l, 6 ran.
Desert Joe (IRE) 13-8fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance 2 out, stayed on, held by winner from last, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Chac Du Cadran (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Shernando 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear on outer, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on, weakened final 50 yards, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Old Hundred (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep (flat).
Claret Cloak (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance 2f out, kept on for 2nd, not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-1) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Dec.
Polarbrook (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway appraoching 6th, blundered 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Gallox Bridge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gf in Oct.
Ali Baba 50-1 (10-9) Hampered 1st, held up mid-division, towards rear when badly hampered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Magnifique Etoile (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 14 ran.
Prolinx (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Pulled hard led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 39l behind Lush Life (11-6) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (3) gd in Mar '10.
Inspector Qics 150-1 (10-10) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway into mid-division 3 out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, well behind Black Thunder (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Loughalder (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leader who was clear for 4f, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 6, 32l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Bennys Well (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, hit 7th, weakened before 4 out, eased from next, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Hadrian's Approach (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Dec.
Civil Disobedience 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, no impression, 4th of 14, 19l behind King's Grace (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Transfer 100-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 1st and 6th, outpaced and no impression well before 3 out, stayed on flat, no impression, 4th of 15, 20l behind Zahirah Moon (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Crete (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) In rear, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Bandama (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcap (2) gd in Oct '08 (flat).
Go On Arch (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mistake and lost place 1st, soon behind, mistake 4th, struggling 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Darlan (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd in Dec.
Martin's Shadow 200-1 (10-9) Always in rear, tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Be All Man (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.