Happy 40th Birthday Lee Watson Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 13.70s
- Off time: 14:00:34
|1st||5 Picks Milan||22/1|
|2nd||1 Moscow Presents||1¼||4/9f|
Moscow Presents (IRE) 76
|5||164 11-10||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||123||4/9f|
Ballet D'anges (FR) 47
|7||157 11-3||W Amos||Callum Whillans (5)||80/1|
Beaney Tunes 666
|7||157 11-3||J Wade||K Renwick||20/1|
Fozy Moss 10
|7||157 11-3||W Coltherd||Gary Rutherford (5)||150/1|
Picks Milan (IRE) 69
|7||157 11-3||P A Kirby||R McGrath||22/1|
Trouble In Paris (IRE) 10
|6||157 11-3||F P Murtagh||B Hughes||22/1|
Madam Lilibet (IRE) 44
|4||147 10-7||Mrs S A Watt||Joseph Palmowski (7)||103||10/3|
Big Occasion (IRE)
||5||11-10||D Pipe||T Scudamore||5/1|
Trouble In Paris finished runner-up in a point-to-point but hasn't shown much under Rules and though Beaney Tunes was successful between the flags at Stradbally that was back in April 2011. Moscow Presents is looking a nice prospect having improved with every run. He looked certain to be suited by a longer trip when scoring over the minimum at Carlisle and will take some beating but the concession of almost two stone to MADAM LILIBET may prove beyond him. Joseph Palmowski was gaining his first success when Sharon Watt's charge was found an easy opportunity at Newcastle and though she faces a very strong opponent here she may just be up to the task.
Picks Milan (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 11, 13l behind Enchanted Garden (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Moscow Presents (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec beating Present View (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Madam Lilibet (IRE) Evensfav (9-10) In rear and in touch early, soon tracked leaders, pushed along before 6th, came back on bridle and going well when about a length down in 2nd when left in lead and clear 2 out, ridden out, won at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Lady Of Verona (10-9) by 35l, 4 ran.
Trouble In Paris (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 7th of 11, 47l behind Broadway Buffalo (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Beaney Tunes 5-2 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, imp to ld 3out, kow str, won at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '11 beating Young Jim (12-0) by 6l, 10 ran.
Fozy Moss 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, mistale 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Broadway Buffalo (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Ballet D'anges (FR) 66-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, behind when hit 7th, pulled up after, in a race won by Green Flag (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.