Aspen Waite R & D Specialists Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 53.35s
- Off time: 14:05:59
|1st||6 Comical Red||9/4|
|2nd||2 Over My Head||20||15/8f|
Brantingham Breeze 19
|6||166 11-12||Miss E C Lavelle||Richard O'dea (10)||100||5/1|
Over My Head 28
|6||153 10-13 t||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn (7)||87||15/8f|
More Tricks 35
|6||143 10-3||J D Frost||Mr F Tett (7)||77||16/1|
Clear Mix 104
|6||141 10-1 t1||Mrs S Gardner||W Kennedy||75||16/1|
Comical Red 21
|6||141 10-1 hb||Mark Gillard||Thomas Cheesman (7)||75||9/4|
Landenstown Star (IRE) 15
|9||140 10-0 b1||Mark Gillard||Jason Kiely (7) (ex2)||73||6/1|
Sporting Club Girl 36
|4||140 10-0||Jim Best||Matthew Batchelor||80||66/1|
||11||102||S D Dixon||Mr L Kilgarriff||76||NR|
The Last Bridge
||6||10-0||Mrs S Johnson||R Johnson||14/1|
BRANTINGHAM BREEZE never looked like catching Tagrita at Wincanton last month but finished eight lengths clear of the third. The winner went in again at the weekend so the form looks decent and Emma Lavelle's grey can get off the mark in this with Richard O'Dea again taking off 10lb. Comical Red would have gone close over course and distance last time had he not made a mess of the last. He's only a pound higher and will be thereabouts if the blinkers work a second time. Uttoxeter scorer Over My Head was placed at Wetherby next time but may be a few pounds too high now.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Started very slowly and in rear, soon in touch, pushed along after 5th, mistake and pushed along 7th, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 17, 46l behind Tarabela (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy.
Comical Red 28-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 9th, 8 lengths off winner 2 out, closed when pecked last, unable to get on terms, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Waldorf Salad (12-2) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Over My Head 9-2fav (10-8) Led or disputed lead, clear leader 4 out, pressed when went left and not fluent 2 out, headed last, no extra in clear 3rd flat, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Rocky Stone (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Brantingham Breeze 10-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden between last 2, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Tagrita (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
More Tricks 200-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, well behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Clear Mix 33-1 (10-11) Always behind, tailed off before 4 out, 12th of 16, well behind Bathwick Junior (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, weakened from 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Alaccordion (10-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy, 9 ran.
Sporting Club Girl 33-1 (10-0) Towards rear, brief effort on long run to 3 out, soon beaten, 11th of 13, well behind Clonusker (10-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.