Best Racing Blogs On gg.com Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 14.50s
- Off time: 16:10:30
|2nd||4 It's A Doddle||¾||11/4j|
|3rd||5 Smart Money||2¾||11/4j|
Dashing George (IRE) 273
|12||166 11-12||P Winks||Mr R Winks (7)||120||25/1|
Headly's Bridge (IRE) 23
|8||164 11-10||Simon Earle||Ryan Hatch (7)||118||3/1|
It's A Doddle (IRE) 34
|6||159 11-5||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||113||11/4j|
Smart Money (IRE) 36
|7||159 11-5||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||113||11/4j|
Cawdor House Bert 34
|7||159 11-5||D A Rees||Paul Moloney||113||40/1|
Rosslyn Castle 32
|5||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||J E Moore||112||20/1|
Kilavalley (IRE) 36
|7||157 11-3 p1||Hugo Froud||Mikey Ennis (7)||111||66/1|
Sirop De Menthe (FR) 34
|4||150 10-10 v1||J Westwood||W Kennedy||115||14/1|
Twoways (IRE) 24
|8||150 10-10||M G Rimell||C O'Farrell||104||16/1|
The Weatherman (IRE) 77
|7||148 10-8||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||102||9/1|
||7||116||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||114||NR|
IT'S A DODDLE only won by a neck at Ffos Las last month but proved he handled the heavy ground that day and the third, Baltimore Rock, won easily earlier this week. Jonjo O'Neill's charge can make a winning start in handicaps ahead of the luckless Headly's Bridge, raised another 3lb since finishing second at Leicester, and Smart Money. Venetia Williams' charge looked sure to win at Lingfield last month but was caught close home by Beau Lake, who has won again since. Jeano De Toulouse won over a longer trip at Fontwell on Boxing Day but has a bit more on his plate here while The Weatherman has become disappointing.
Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd soon after 3 out, challenged 2 out, led soon after, clear when hit last, ridden flat and stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec beating Brass Monkey (10-8) by 6l, 8 ran.
Twoways (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) In rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 16l behind Circus Star (10-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
It's A Doddle (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) With leaders, led 4th, headed next, in touch, 5th and outpaced last (usual 2 out), soon ridden, rallied approaching bypassed last, led again final strides, won at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Filatore (10-12) by nk, 14 ran.
Smart Money (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Raced keenly, tracked leader from 2nd, led 3 out, ridden after last, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Beau Lake (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Headly's Bridge (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Dashing George (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, with leaders 8th, pushed along and lost place 10th, soon weakened and tailed off, 5th of 6, 21l behind Gentleman Anshan (11-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Kilavalley (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Beau Lake (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Rosslyn Castle 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, some headway approaching 3 out, weakened soon after 3 out, 11th of 22, well behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Cawdor House Bert 10-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, hit 4th, headway 4 out, outpaced next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 44l behind Society Shares (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
The Weatherman (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, lost place 4th, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, modest 3rd before last until post, 4th of 6, 23l behind Beauboreen (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Sirop De Menthe (FR) 11-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened after next, 5th of 14, 7l behind Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.