Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 17.30s
- Off time: 13:10:20
|1st||4 Pink Gin||12/1|
|3rd||2 Grey Earl||2¾||66/1|
|6||158 11-4 p||Ian Williams||W T Kennedy||111||6/1|
Grey Earl 30
|7||158 11-4||R Lee||J E Moore||66/1|
Milord (GER) 23
|5||158 11-4||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||124||8/15f|
Pink Gin 31
|6||158 11-4 t||J A B Old||M D Grant||12/1|
Polstar (FR) 18
|5||158 11-4||H Whittington||J M Davies||14/1|
Silent Knight (IRE) 13
|5||158 11-4||W Greatrex||N D Fehily||16/1|
There You Are 45
|5||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||100/1|
Thom Thumb (IRE) 645
|8||158 11-4||P R Webber||James Best (3)||66/1|
Spirit Minded 13
|6||151 10-11 t1||G R I Smyly||David England||200/1|
Alanjou (FR) 107
|4||147 10-7||Jamie Snowden||Brendan Powell||114||6/1|
Collingbourneducis (IRE) 34
|4||147 10-7||M Gates||Miss A Stirling (7)||150/1|
MILORD will have to settle better than he did when falling at Kempton last time if he's to get home on this much stiffer track. But he's been competing at a much higher level and is the one to beat on his second to Dunraven Storm at Ascot in November. Ampleforth has been racing over longer trips but did only find one too good at Southwell last time, when Silent Knight was remote fifth, and did win over 2m on the Flat last summer. Alanjou was an expensive failure at Fontwell in October but Fakenham third Polstar has some scope and looks the pick of the remainder.
Pink Gin 150-1 (11-0) In touch, driven 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, went 3rd briefly towards finish, no impression, 4th of 14, 12l behind Call The Cops (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Ampleforth 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon went 2nd, ridden before last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind No No Mac (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Grey Earl 20-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, tracked leader 4f, in touch, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 40l behind Son Of Suzie (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Alanjou (FR) Evensfav (10-12) With leader, led after 5 out, jumped right next, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 12, 23l behind Halling's Wish (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Polstar (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, every chance after 3 out, hard ridden after next, weakened before last, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Fennell Bay (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Collingbourneducis (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 14 ran.
Thom Thumb (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 14, 42l behind Twelve Roses (10-5) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr '12.
Silent Knight (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 9, 31l behind No No Mac (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
There You Are 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along and lost place 4th, well beaten after 5th, 10th of 11, well behind Three Kingdoms (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Spirit Minded 100-1 (10-12) Tracked winner until lost place quickly before 5 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Wadswick Court (11-12) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Milord (GER) 8-1 (10-13) Led, soon set good pace and clear, about 10 lengths ahead when fell 4 out, in a race won by Three Kingdoms (11-8) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Dec, 10 ran.