Rural Living Show Here 23rd March Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 5, 14 runners)
- Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 47.60s
- Off time: 14:30:31
|1st||14 The Last Bridge||14/1|
|2nd||8 Silky Bob||hd||9/1|
Seymour Alfie 15
|7||166 11-12 b1||M Sheppard||C Poste||95||40/1|
Chosen Dream (IRE) 15
|5||163 11-9 t1||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||92||5/1|
Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 19
|6||161 11-7||R Woollacott||D A Jacob||90||12/1|
Realignment (IRE) 16
|8||160 11-6 t||Mrs C M Hamilton||Mr R G Henderson (7)||89||50/1|
Gilzean (IRE) 49
|7||160 11-6||A M Hales||Killian Moore (7)||89||4/1c|
Winnie Wood 63
|9||159 11-5 p1||Mrs H Cobb||Joshua Moore (3)||88||66/1|
|7||157 11-3 t||Miss C Dyson||Nick Scholfield||86||9/1|
Silky Bob (IRE) 128
|7||155 11-1||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||84||9/1|
|13||152 10-12 p||K Bishop||Mr J Park (7)||81||4/1c|
|10||149 10-9 b||M R Bosley||Mr Z Baker (7)||78||25/1|
Starlet Mandy (IRE) 12
|10||140 10-0||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||69||4/1c|
Jim Job Jones 33
|9||140 10-0||N P Mulholland||Chris Meehan (10)||69||33/1|
The Last Bridge 23
|6||140 10-0||Mrs S Johnson||R Johnson (ex1)||69||14/1|
Exiles Return (IRE) 82
|11||140 10-0||Mrs J G Retter||M J Quinlan (3)||64||66/1|
||7||1010 t1||Mrs L J Young||Non Runner||79||NR|
||5||11-3||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green||10/1|
A very ordinary contest but the lightly-raced Starlet Mandy has to go on the short-list as she is only 3lb higher than her recent course and distance third on similar going. Petie Mcsweetie has shown some promise over hurdles and was sent off favourite over fences at Towcester last time, only to disappoint. Chosen Dream also ran a shocker last time, pulling up along with Seymour Alfie in the same Doncaster race earlier this month. Bernard stays well and has only found Jupiter Rex too good in a couple of recent races over track and trip. Only a pound higher than when successful at Hereford last April, he must be thereabouts but GILZEAN has more scope. With Killian Moore again taking off 7lb, he can finally get his head in front today.
Jigsaw Financial (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, lost place 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind I Know The Code (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
The Last Bridge 200-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden and weakend over 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 35l behind Capellanus (10-9) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Silky Bob (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, headway before 8th, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 10, well behind Copper Carroll (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Spaceman 12-1 (11-0) Soon in touch, ridden 9th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, 21l behind The Wee Midget (11-6) at Bangor 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Gilzean (IRE) 11-8fav (9-8) Led until after 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Smart Exit (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Starlet Mandy (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) In rear, headway 4 out, every chance 2 out, kept on well closing stages, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Tarabela (11-8) at Taunton 3m mrs hcp hdl (5) hvy.
Wheelavher 100-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 5th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 13, 41l behind O'faolains Boy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Seymour Alfie 25-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, blundered 3rd, soon in rear and reminders, tailed off, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Giveitachance (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 18 ran.
Chosen Dream (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened and tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Giveitachance (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 18 ran.
Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 41l behind Mujamead (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp ch 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Realignment (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) (tt) hdwy 10; wknd 15; pu 2 out, in a race won by Full Shift (10-7) at Milborne St Andrew 3m ptp gs, 17 ran.
Winnie Wood 100-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakening when mistake 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Milansbar (10-9) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Bernard 10-1 (10-9) Prominent, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, every chance flat, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Jupiter Rex (11-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Jim Job Jones 66-1 (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 27l behind Border Station (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Exiles Return (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Keen in touch, mistake 3rd, ridden 5th, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Oscar Hill (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hdl (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.