Walters UK Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 47.00s
- Off time: 21:20:17
|1st||4 Cut The Cards||5/1|
|3rd||2 No To Trident||nk||7/1|
|9||166 11-12 pt||D A Rees||T J O'Brien||110||3/1|
No To Trident 26
|8||161 11-7 p||J L Flint||G Sheehan (5)||105||7/1|
Prince Pippin (IRE) 30
|7||159 11-5 t||Lucy Jones||Ms Lucy Jones (7)||103||5/1|
Cut The Cards (IRE) 10
|6||157 11-3 p1||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||101||5/1|
Ajman (IRE) 38
|8||156 11-2 bt||Evan Williams||Conor Ring (7)||100||14/1|
Farley's Risk (IRE) 20
|6||154 11-0 b||M McElhone||Sam Twiston-Davies||98||20/1|
Spinning Waters 6
|7||149 10-9 p||D Burchell||R T Dunne (3)||93||20/1|
Pelennor (FR) 61
|9||146 10-6||S A Hughes||L P Aspell||90||33/1|
Gwili Spar 14
|5||140 10-0 t||P Bowen||Donal Devereux||80||9/4f|
||11||Mrs J G Retter||M J Quinlan||82||NR|
Smalib Monterg (FR)
||6||11-11||Dr R D P Newland||T J O'Brien||5/2|
Newton Abbot second Macarthur looks vulnerable again under top weight, though should again beat the disappointing Cut The Cards. No To Trident generally finds a couple too good while Prince Pippin's best form is over further and on a softer surface. Spinning Waters wasn't entirely disgraced at Towcester last month but has run a shocker on the Flat since so we'll take a chance on AJMAN returning to something like his best as he's potentially well treated and Gwili Spar is racing from 4lb out of the handicap.
Exiles Return (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Led, headed from 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 41l behind Ullswater (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Cut The Cards (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden 5th, stayed on same pace before 2 out, 4th of 12, 5l behind Party Palace (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Ajman (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in last pair, headway approaching 5th, ridden and one pace 2 out, stayed on flat, just failed to get 2nd, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Molon Labe (11-5) at Towcester 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in May.
No To Trident 12-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders where 2 out would of been, soon ridden to challenge, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Waterunder (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 5-4fav (11-2) With leader, led after 5th, ridden before 3 out, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Thoresby (11-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Spinning Waters 16-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, one pace from next, 4th of 9, 14l behind Ullswater (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Pelennor (FR) 7-1 (12-0) (tt) led 2-7; to & pu aft 2 out, in a race won by The Snail (12-0) at Llangeinor 3m ptp gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Gwili Spar 6-1 (10-11) In touch in 6th, blundered 4th, ridden to chase winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 13, 12l behind Man Of Leisure (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Macarthur 17-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, going well when switched left before 2 out, soon led, jinked left last, soon ridden and headed, held close home, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Party Palace (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Farley's Risk (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Waited with, closer order before 4 out, chased leaders next, mistake and kept on same pace from 2 out, 9th of 18, 31l behind Alderimli (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.