Alvin Morris 'Million In March' Polyflor Sales Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 12 runners)
- Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 52.20s
- Off time: 12:50:29
|1st||1 Desert Cry||11/2|
|2nd||8 Little Hercules||nk||10/1|
Desert Cry (IRE) 224
|5||166 11-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||135||11/2|
Afsoun (FR) 225
|9||165 11-11||N B King||Alex Merriam (3)||134||25/1|
Sir Tantallus Hawk 206
|7||162 11-8||G A Swinbank||F Davis||131||25/1|
Fiendish Flame (IRE) 209
|7||159 11-5||Jennie Candlish||A O'keeffe||128||28/1|
Remember Now (IRE) 195
|5||156 11-2||N J Henderson||A P McCoy||125||2/1f|
Sure Josie Sure (FR) 166
|6||156 11-2 pt||D Pipe||T Scudamore||125||7/2|
Comedy Act 27
|4||150 10-10||D O'Meara||D F O'Regan||119||12/1|
Little Hercules (IRE) 215
|5||150 10-10||J Wade||B Hughes||119||10/1|
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 23
|5||145 10-5||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Emma Sayer (7)||114||100/1|
Toshi (USA) 15
|9||141 10-1||J S Goldie||G Lee||110||16/1|
|10||141 10-1||Bruce Hellier||Gary Rutherford (7)||110||50/1|
Inoogoo (IRE) 13
|6||140 10-0||G Bewley||F Keniry||105||8/1|
Sir Tantallus Hawk doesn't look badly treated back over hurdles, while Binocular's half-brother Remember Now looked a progressive sort in the spring and may have had enough for the season when tailed off on his final appearance at Haydock. SURE JOSIE SURE is 8lb better off than when beaten four lengths by Nicky Henderson's charge at Ayr in April, however, and can have her revenge here as this is her first start over the minimum trip since. Afsoun looks a light of former days while Desert Cry is on a stiff enough mark for what he's achieved, but Little Hercules may have more to offer this term.
Desert Cry (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid-division and keen, chased leaders before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra from last, 5th of 13, 16l behind Topolski (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Little Hercules (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Chased clear leading trio, closed to dispute well held 3rd when hit 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, never any chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 9, 17l behind Red Merlin (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Inoogoo (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Held up mid-division, headway before last, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 9l behind Flaygray (10-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Sure Josie Sure (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4 out, ridden when edged left and every approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, lost place and no extra approaching last, 6th of 8, 18l behind Degas Art (11-4) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in Jun.
Afsoun (FR) 50-1 (10-7) In touch on outer, chased leaders approaching 5th, weakening when badly hampered 3 out, 15th of 22, well behind Russian War (10-1) at Aintree 2m 4f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Apr.
Toshi (USA) 8-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up in rear, effort on outside 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 6th of 8, 10l behind Golden Future (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Fiendish Flame (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Soon with leader, pushed along before 5th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Knight In Purple (10-9) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Apr.
Sir Tantallus Hawk 9-2 (11-7) Held up, mistake and reminders 8th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Benny Be Good (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gf in Apr.
Comedy Act 5-1 (11-6) Took keen hold early, tracked leaders, challenged 6th until ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ultravox (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Calculaite 20-1 (11-10) In rear, jumped left 3 out, headway next, kept on run-in, 4th of 8, 16l behind Right Stuff (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leading pair until before 8th, outpaced and no chance from 11th, tailed off, 4th of 5, 35l behind American Trilogy (11-0) at Kempton 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in Feb.
Remember Now (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon pushed along, weakened after next, eased, last of 22, well behind Eradicate (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in May.