Gallagher Group Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f 110y
- (3yo+, 2m 1f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 47.90s
- Off time: 12:30:59
|1st||6 Lord Of House||6/1|
|2nd||4 If In Doubt||4||3/1|
|3rd||7 Pine Creek||1¾||7/1|
|6||166 11-12||Mrs L Wadham||D Crosse||119||4/1|
Bluegrass Bid (USA) 66
|5||159 11-5||R T Phillips||R Johnson||28/1|
If In Doubt (IRE) 34
|4||159 11-5||P J Hobbs||A P McCoy||3/1|
Itoldyou (IRE) 21
|6||159 11-5||Mrs L C Jewell||A Thornton||66/1|
Lord Of House (GER) 31
|4||159 11-5 t||C J Mann||N D Fehily||114||6/1|
Pine Creek 258
|4||159 11-5||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||7/1|
Planetoid (IRE) 21
|4||159 11-5||Jim Best||Matthew Batchelor||100/1|
Shouda (IRE) 35
|6||159 11-5||Mrs S Leech||Paul Moloney||40/1|
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 7
|3||153 10-13 p||P Hedger||Tom Bellamy (7)||111||9/4f|
|6||152 10-12||Miss C Dyson||Nick Scholfield||50/1|
Tight Lipped (IRE) 53
|3||146 10-6||J M P Eustace||Jack Quinlan (3)||16/1|
||6||115 p1||Miss Amy Weaver||T J O'Brien||NR|
Double Ross (IRE)
||5||11-5||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||13/8|
The final day's racing at Folkestone, for the time being at least, can get underway with a victory for Noel Fehily on the German import LORD OF HOUSE. Charlie Mann's four-year-old is improving with experience over hurdles and wasn't beaten far in what looked a decent contest at Uttoxeter last time. Whipcrackaway took a long time to wear down Mr Lando at Fontwell last week and may not have much scope while last year's Longchamp winner Pine Creek is best watched on his hurdles bow having his first run since April. Leicester scorer Tealissio will find this tough under a penalty but If In Doubt is worth noting after just one run in a bumper.
Chain Reactor 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on outside, lost place after halfway, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Puffin Billy (11-7) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Lord Of House (GER) 10-3fav (10-12) With leaders and keen, led 3rd, headed 2 out, no extra, 4th of 8, 4l behind Supreme Asset (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
If In Doubt (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and hard pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Baltimore Rock (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Nov.
Pine Creek (8-13) 5th of 7, 6l behind Usuelo (8-9) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 4f stk gd in Apr (flat).
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Towards rear and pushed along after 3rd, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before next, went 2nd before last, challenged last, led and edged right flat, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) sft beating Mr Lando (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tealissio 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, soon led, clear when not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Benefit Cut (10-12) by 6l, 9 ran.
Itoldyou (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up behind, struggling 4th, weakened next, no chance with leaders, 6th of 8, well behind De La Bech (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Wheelavher 6-1 (10-8) With leader, challenged over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 34l behind Red Devil Boys (11-1) at Doncaster 2m cond NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Shouda (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always in rear, hit 4th, 12th of 13, well behind Valdez (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Bluegrass Bid (USA) 11-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, in touch and pushed along over 4f out, weakened 4f out, 7th of 12, 48l behind Regal Encore (11-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Planetoid (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, struggling 4th, no chance with leaders, 7th of 8, well behind De La Bech (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Tight Lipped (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, ridden and effort on over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Anya (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct (flat).