Tennants Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 3.90s
- Off time: 14:45:21
|1st||3 Forty Crown||2/1f|
|2nd||2 Leac An Scail||1¾||8/1|
Agglestone Rock 16
|8||166 11-12||P A Kirby||K James (5)||115||9/2|
Leac An Scail (IRE) 40
|12||166 11-12||Miss J E Foster||Samantha Drake (7)||115||8/1|
Forty Crown (IRE) 52
|7||161 11-7||J Wade||K Renwick||110||2/1f|
Delightfully (FR) 48
|9||154 11-0 v||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Grant Cockburn (7)||103||13/2|
Charlie Crab 8
|10||151 10-11||A D Brown||Danny Cook||100||33/1|
Solis (GER) 27
|10||146 10-6 p||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Emma Sayer (5)||95||7/1|
Dawn Ride (IRE) 15
|12||142 10-2 v||Micky Hammond||Joe Colliver (7) (ex1)||91||4/1|
||7||11-12||M Keighley||A P Cawley||12/1|
Delightfully is suited by very testing conditions though she did manage to score on quicker ground at Newcastle in November. She could be a little high in the weights, however, and FORTY CROWN looks the one to be on. John Wade's charge was having only his third start over timber when scoring at Kelso and makes his handicap debut from what looks a fair mark. Solis has won twice in 35 starts over hurdles though he's only 2lb higher than when last successful while the veteran Dawn Ride was in excellent form at this time a year ago and can be forgiven his latest runs after a long break. Leac An Scail has been chasing but is equally adept over hurdles and would be a threat if repeating last summer's form while Agglestone Rock could go well if anywhere near the form that saw him twice successful in April 2011.
Forty Crown (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) In touch, effort 2 out, soon ridden and outpaced, rallied after last, challenged flat, stayed on to lead narrowly near finish, won at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec beating Milano Magic (10-11) by shd, 13 ran.
Leac An Scail (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division, unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Chac Du Cadran (10-7) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 14 ran.
Delightfully (FR) 14-1 (10-8) In rear, ridden 9th, stayed on from 2 out, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Forestside (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, effort over 3f out, no impression, 8th of 18, 23l behind Giveitachance (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Solis (GER) 14-1 (9-11) Took keen hold in rear, headway 3 out, stayed on to 4th approaching last, kept on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 10l behind Too Cool To Fool (10-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Agglestone Rock 33-1 (10-9) Prominent, led 3rd, headed after 9th, led again 3 out, headed before next, 4th and no extra last, 4th of 10, 8l behind Salubrious (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Charlie Crab 28-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 5th or 7th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out where jumped left, 10th of 13, well behind Vinetta (10-6) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.