Weatherbys Foreign Exchange Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 44.10s
- Off time: 14:40:39
|1st||7 Open Day||5/2f|
|3rd||9 Minsky Mine||¾||9/2|
Shadows Lengthen 23
|6||166 11-12||M W Easterby||Jake Greenall (5)||122||9/1|
|7||166 11-12||A Middleton||James Banks (7)||122||12/1|
Getting Ready (IRE) 258
|5||164 11-10||G McPherson||T Molloy (3)||120||9/1|
Pret A Thou (FR) 243
|9||164 11-10||J Groucott||Harry Challoner (5)||120||33/1|
Malanos (IRE) 38
|4||164 11-10||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||120||25/1|
Luggers Hall (IRE) 21
|4||159 11-5||A W Carroll||Wayne Hutchinson||115||10/1|
Open Day (IRE) 19
|6||156 11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||112||5/2f|
Taroum (IRE) 9
|5||155 11-1||A W Carroll||Mr J Hamer (7)||111||20/1|
Minsky Mine (IRE) 27
|5||153 10-13||M Appleby||R Mahon (3)||109||9/2|
Aegean Destiny 12
|5||144 10-4||J Mackie||Sam Twiston-Davies||100||4/1|
Not Til Monday (IRE)
||5||11-2||J R Jenkins||A P McCoy||3/1|
Malanos scored at Huntingdon in the spring and had a run on the Flat to put him straight though he was beaten a long way. He still looks the best of Tony Carroll's trio with Lee Edwards in the saddle but Getting Ready looks a few pounds high for his handicap debut while Minsky Mine, though in fair form on the level recently, ran poorly the last time he started over timber. This shouldn't take much winning so OPEN DAY, who has generally competed at a much higher level and has dropped to a very favourable mark, can score for Jonjo O'Neill and AP McCoy. Aegean Dynasty looks best of the remainder from the bottom of the weights.
Open Day (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 5th, lost place from next, 8th of 13, 34l behind San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Grafite 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 5th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft, 14 ran.
Minsky Mine (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked winner, pushed along before 6th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 40l behind Theodore Lamb (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Aegean Destiny 15-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, ridden before last, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 9l behind Dormouse (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Shadows Lengthen 33-1 (10-6) Held up, always behind, 9th of 14, 43l behind Cape Express (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.
Taroum (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) In touch, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Pret A Thou (FR) 50-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear and keen, fell heavily 3 out, in a race won by Chance Du Roy (11-10) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
Getting Ready (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, chased leading pair before 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Winstone (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Luggers Hall (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 30l behind Tominator (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Malanos (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Chased leader until ridden before 2 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Lexi's Boy (11-1) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) sft in Apr.