Shukers Land Rover Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 25.10s
- Off time: 14:40:53
|2nd||7 The Fox's Decree||hd||7/1|
Saga de Tercey (FR) 74
|8||166 11-12 b||D McCain Jnr||Paul O'Brien (10)||114||4/1j|
Qualviro (FR) 45
|9||164 11-10 v||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||112||14/1|
Black Is Beautiful (FR) 42
|5||162 11-8||R Lee||M G Nolan (5)||110||5/1|
King Massini (IRE) 14
|7||162 11-8||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||110||4/1j|
Raduis Bleu (FR) 13
|8||157 11-3 p1||Lady S Brooke||Miss L Brooke (7)||105||16/1|
|5||152 10-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||100||10/1|
The Fox's Decree 41
|9||150 10-10 pt||M Keighley||Ian Popham (3)||98||7/1|
|8||148 10-8 p||F O'Brien||T Molloy (3)||96||7/1|
Go Annie 51
|5||142 10-2 p||Miss J S Davis||Sam Twiston-Davies||90||8/1|
Saga de Tercey has been competing a higher level this term but hasn't shown a great deal. Qualviro was pulled up over fences last time and needs further but Black Is Beautiful would have place claims on his best form, though needs forgiving for a poor effort here last time. GO ANNIE was beaten less than a length by Prickles at Uttoxeter on New Year's Eve. She's gone up 3lb since but still gets 8lb from The Fox's Decree, who has now had 30 attempts to get off the mark over hurdles. Raduis Bleu and Samtheman have a chance at the weights but are hard to win with.
Qualviro (FR) 18-1 (11-4) Mistake 2nd, behind, weakened before 15th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
The Fox's Decree 11-2 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway before 7th, went 3rd before and hit 2 out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Samtheman 5-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, one pace from 2 out, never dangerous, 7th of 15, 24l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Black Is Beautiful (FR) 4-1 (11-1) Held up, blundered badly and rider lost irons 1st, pulled up before next, in a race won by King Helissio (11-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan, 15 ran.
Raduis Bleu (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Held up on outside, headway after 2nd, soon close up, lost place after 7th, well beaten 9th, 14th of 17, well behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
King Massini (IRE) 28-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 6th, soon pressing leaders, mistake and lost place 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 16, 23l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.
Dungeness 100-1 (10-8) Always behind, tailed off when fell 2 out, in a race won by Filbert (11-0) at Ludlow 2m nov chs 0-125 (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Go Annie 3-1fav (10-13) Held up, headway after 4th, driven after 2 out, every chance last, held flat, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Prickles (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Saga de Tercey (FR) 12-1 (10-1) Prominent, ridden 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Bear's Affair (11-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Dec.