Dopey Dan's 75th Ward End Social Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 6.20s
- Off time: 15:00:38
|1st||6 Laser Blazer||4/7f|
|2nd||8 Rockmount River||12||7/2|
|11||152 10-12||G H Jones||Benjamin Poste (5)||150/1|
Big Bridge 13
|5||152 10-12||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||25/1|
Laser Blazer 50
|6||152 10-12||A King||R Johnson||112||4/7f|
Rockmount River (IRE) 19
|5||152 10-12||D G Bridgwater||T J O'Brien||7/2|
|5||152 10-12||Mrs P Sly||Kielan Woods||9/2|
Legend's Secret 43
|8||145 10-5||Andrew Martin||Mr H Beswick (7)||50/1|
||5||115||B Barr||B Hughes||123||NR|
||7||1012||M Keighley||Killian Moore||NR|
||5||1012||J P Ferguson||A P McCoy||NR|
||9||1012 p||Mrs A Clarke||Miss Jodie Hughes||80||NR|
||6||1012||A King||Stephen O'donovan||NR|
Professeur Emery (FR)
||6||11-5||W Greatrex||N Fehily||1/6|
Norfolk Sky scored bravely and well on his penultimate start at Wincanton but there must be a doubt about his participation as he's scheduled to run at Market Rasen yesterday at the big Summer Plate meeting. Should he come here, he'd be a leading player having fallen at the last when still leading at Fontwell last time over 2m4f. LASER BLAZER was disappointing on the Flat fifty days ago and Alan King has given him plenty of time to get over that strangely lethargic performance. Both hurdles efforts when third behind Sign Of A Victory and latterly Huff And Puff were promising runs and a repeat of either would see him hard to beat. The 7lb he receives from the topweight can prove decisive. John Ferguson unveils former Godolphin inmate, Invisible Hunter, who must be taken seriously on debut like so many from his yard.
Norfolk Sky 9-4 (11-5) Led, fell 1st, in a race won by Hazzaat (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun, 5 ran.
Classic Colori (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 27l behind Supreme Asset (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '12.
Invisible Hunter (USA) 9-4 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Horsted Keynes (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep (flat).
Panache 13-2 (10-11) Led until approaching 3rd, chased leader until 4 out, soon driven along, weakened and slightly hampered 3 out, 6th of 7, 20l behind Midnight Thomas (10-0) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Say When 18-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, went 2nd after 3 out, blundered 2 out, weakened after last, 6th of 10, 20l behind Vyta Du Roc (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Laser Blazer 6-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4th, pushed along in 4th 2 out, went modest 3rd before last, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Huff And Puff (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Rockmount River (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, fell 5th, in a race won by Retrieve (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gf, 14 ran.
Almowj 200-1 (10-7) Always behind, struggling from 5th, fell last, in a race won by Banyan Tree (11-4) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Dec '11, 15 ran.
Legend's Secret 33-1 (10-0) Chased winner to after 4th, soon behind, tailed off 4 out, fell 2 out, in a race won by In The Rough (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun, 8 ran.
Big Bridge 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 6th, never a factor, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Bohemian Rhapsody (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Syncopate 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, under pressure when hampered over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 7l behind Raskova (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun (flat).