EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 3f 110y
- (4-7yo, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 12.90s
- Off time: 12:31:41
|1st||1 Horizontal Speed||4/6f|
|3rd||6 Spending Time||nk||8/1|
Horizontal Speed (IRE) 19
|6||166 11-12||P J Hobbs||C J Davies (7)||128||4/6f|
Brave Encounter (IRE) 30
|6||156 11-2||Mrs S Gardner||James Best (3)||100/1|
|6||156 11-2||R Walford||Felix De Giles||66/1|
Power Of God (IRE) 37
|6||156 11-2||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||14/1|
Proper Job 21
|6||156 11-2 p1||P Gundry||A Thornton||66/1|
Spending Time 70
|5||156 11-2||C L Tizzard||Mr M Legg (7)||8/1|
Starship Trouper 70
|6||156 11-2||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||66/1|
The Kvilleken 20
|6||156 11-2||M Keighley||Ian Popham||14/1|
Y A Bon (IRE) 243
|6||156 11-2||M Hill||Hadden Frost||25/1|
|5||155 11-1||H D Daly||R Thornton||120||5/2|
Comfortable Ludlow winner KAYFLEUR gets 11lb from Horizontal Speed, not taking into account Chris Davies' claim. That may be enough for Henry Daly's mare to double her tally over timber, though the latter is proven over track and trip on heavy ground. It will be a surprise if any of the others are involved at the business end, though winning pointer Power Of God probably needed his run behind Aerial over 3m here.
Horizontal Speed (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Made all, clear before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Foggy's Wall (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Kayfleur 10-11fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, challenged next, led 2 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Forgivienne (10-10) by 7l, 14 ran.
Spending Time 20-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, in touch, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 34l behind Zulu Oscar (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Brave Encounter (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Raced wide chasing leaders, weakened 7th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Tagrita (10-7) at Exeter 2m 7f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
The Kvilleken 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 21, 41l behind Oscar Hoof (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Y A Bon (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Are They Your Own (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May.
Power Of God (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked winner until 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 4th of 5, 36l behind Aerial (10-12) at Taunton 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Castarnie 100-1 (10-12) Not that fluent, always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Mosspark (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Proper Job 40-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, soon in touch on outside, carried left on bend after 2f, pushed along 8f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Justanother Muddle (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) hvy in Dec.
Starship Trouper 100-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Zulu Oscar (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.