Cumbrian Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 23.90s
- Off time: 14:01:46
|1st||1 Big Occasion||5/1|
|2nd||11 Tiger Maguire||6||10/1|
|3rd||4 Crowning Jewel||8||Evsf|
Big Occasion (IRE) 56
|5||164 11-10 b||D Pipe||T Scudamore||125||5/1|
South Leinster (IRE) 25
|7||164 11-10||G Bewley||K Renwick||120||7/2|
Beggar's Velvet (IRE) 25
|6||157 11-3||F O'Brien||P J Brennan||66/1|
Crowning Jewel 69
|6||157 11-3||K G Reveley||J Reveley||122||Evsf|
Granville Island (IRE) 29
|5||157 11-3||Jennie Candlish||A O'keeffe||40/1|
Gwladys Street (IRE) 46
|5||157 11-3||W Kinsey||Charlie Huxley (3)||66/1|
Noble Scholar (IRE) 39
|7||157 11-3||G A Swinbank||B Hughes||109||28/1|
Runswick Relax 50
|6||157 11-3||J Wade||Mr John Dawson (7)||66/1|
Russe Blanc (FR) 26
|5||157 11-3||R Lee||C Poste||20/1|
The Boozy Bishop (IRE) 4
|7||157 11-3||Mrs S Walton||Miss C Walton (7)||200/1|
Tiger Maguire (IRE) 31
|7||157 11-3||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||10/1|
Mia Matriarch 53
|6||150 10-10||D W Whillans||P Buchanan||100/1|
||6||11-3||N C Kelly||D R Fox||20/1|
Big Occasion won a minor race at Chepstow before producing a shocker at Huntingdon where he was soon done with after pulling hard. He'll need to bounce back here as the opposition looks quite strong. South Leinster is another who performed badly after an earlier impressive success and he's likely to do better over further. Russe Blanc, Granville Island and Tiger Maguire are all bumper winners who have yet to produce the goods over hurdles so this can go to CROWNING JEWEL, another winning bumper whose close third to Bourne at Catterick in December was given a massive boost by the winner at Ascot on Saturday.
Big Occasion (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader, not fluent 6th, ridden and lost 2nd approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 9, 39l behind Godsmejudge (10-12) at Huntingdon 3m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Tiger Maguire (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, mistake 3 out, hit 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Hawkes Point (11-6) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Crowning Jewel 4-6fav (10-12) Tracked leader until before 2 out, soon outpaced, rallied before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Bourne (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
South Leinster (IRE) 6-5fav (10-11) Prominent, in 2nd when blundered 5th, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced, 4th of 9, 15l behind Brindisi Breeze (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Runswick Relax 100-1 (10-5) In touch, led 3 out, headed next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 18l behind South Leinster (10-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Tracked leader, led narrowly over 3f out to over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Chain Reactor (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Russe Blanc (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden after 4th, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 16, 35l behind Tour D'argent (11-8) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Granville Island (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, hit 4th, headway 6th, chased leaders when hit 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 11, 34l behind Bar De Ligne (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Mia Matriarch 40-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 7th of 11, well behind Into Wain (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Beggar's Velvet (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led 2f, pressed leader, led again over 8f out until 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 32l behind Ballyalton (10-12) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
The Boozy Bishop (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling after 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Saga De Tercey (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Noble Scholar (IRE) 22-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, pushed along and lost place before 2 out, kept on before last, 3rd of 16, 16l behind Countess Comet (10-12) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.