GenSet Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f
- (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 0.59s
- Off time: 15:55:11
|1st||4 Winged Crusader||11/4f|
|2nd||2 Squire Trelawney||½||9/2|
|3rd||5 Lisheen Hill||15||8/1|
Val D'allier (FR) 27
|5||166 11-12||J A B Old||M D Grant||110||9/1|
Squire Trelawney 10
|8||165 11-11 pt||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||109||9/2|
Estates Recovery (IRE) 12
|9||165 11-11||L A Dace||James Best (3)||109||33/1|
Winged Crusader (IRE) 27
|6||164 11-10||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||108||11/4f|
Lisheen Hill (IRE) 97
|8||161 11-7||R T Phillips||R Johnson||105||8/1|
Grand Gigolo (FR) 19
|5||154 11-0||Ian Williams||R J McCarth (5)||98||7/2|
Go Amwell 28
|11||153 10-13 v||J R Jenkins||L P Aspell||97||16/1|
Dixie Bull (IRE) 673
|9||150 10-10||T Symonds||Felix De Giles||94||20/1|
John's Gem 428
|9||147 10-7 p1||Miss Z C Davison||Mr H G Miller (7)||91||50/1|
Dancing Daffodil 125
|9||144 10-4||R Dickin||Joseph Palmowski (10)||88||8/1|
||8||10-9||W J Musson||L Aspell||4/1|
Squire Trelawney's form in the first half of the season was decent and he might just have needed his latest fifth here over a shorter distance. He might be the one to cash in if WINGED CRUSADER doesn't get home. This is the easy Huntingdon winner's first try over this sort of trip but there is enough stamina in his pedigree to suggest it will suit and he's on an upward curve. Dancing Daffodil hasn't raced since disappointing at Ludlow in November but has won three times over 3m and further while Go Amwell stays well though hasn't won anywhere but Huntingdon since 2008.
Winged Crusader (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd going well after 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, clear towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb beating Qasser (10-6) by 5l, 9 ran.
Squire Trelawney 7-1 (11-6) With leader, led after 3rd, headed 6th, mistake next, led before 8th, headed before 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 13, 8l behind Wily Fox (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Lisheen Hill (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, ridden after 8th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Fountains Mary (11-6) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Dec, 10 ran.
Dixie Bull (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) In touch in mid-division on inside, mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, weakened 8th, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Greyfriars Drummer (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May '12.
Grand Gigolo (FR) 4-1 (10-8) Mid-division, chased leaders before 3 out, ridden and kept on from next, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Groomed (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.
Dancing Daffodil 4-1fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, not always fluent, well beaten after 8th, 9th of 17, 45l behind Kings Apollo (10-1) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Estates Recovery (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd 2nd until 4th, chased leaders, blundered 6th, weakened 8th, soon behind, fell 13th, in a race won by Bradley (11-9) at Sandown 3m am chs 0-130 (3) sft, 9 ran.
John's Gem 14-1 (10-9) Raced wide, mostly chased leading trio, weakened 11th, soon in rear, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Camden (11-7) at Lingfield 3m nov chs (4) hvy in Jan '13.
Go Amwell 8-1 (11-2) Always in rear, struggling after 8th, soon lost touch, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Mistral Reine (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Val D'allier (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked clear leaders, close up in 3rd at 5th, lost place after 3 out, weakened next, last of 6, 32l behind Should I Stay (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.