Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 36.30s
- Off time: 14:41:49
|1st||9 Bravo Riquet||16/1|
|2nd||1 Hazy Bay||19||16/1|
|3rd||5 Ukrainian Star||32||6/4f|
Hazy Bay 273
|7||166 11-12||M Roberts||T J O'Brien||100||16/1|
Arctic Echo 33
|13||165 11-11 t||B R Summers||C Wallis (5)||99||20/1|
Push The Trigger 19
|5||161 11-7 p1||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||95||13/2|
Ukrainian Star (IRE) 4
|9||160 11-6 b||M Keighley||A P Cawley||94||6/4f|
|8||148 10-8||Mrs L Hill||Harry Skelton||82||7/1|
|8||147 10-7 b||Dr J R J Naylor||W P Kavanagh||81||12/1|
Bright Cloud (IRE) 251
|7||141 10-1||T D Walford||B J Toomey (3) (ex1)||75||9/2|
Bravo Riquet (FR) 41
|6||140 10-0 vt||R Mathew||Lee Edwards||70||16/1|
|9||140 10-0||A W Carroll||Matthew Batchelor||69||25/1|
All The Fashion (IRE) 16
|8||140 10-0||Violet Jordan||W Kennedy||54||66/1|
||9||1111 b||P A Pritchard||Jack Doyle||99||NR|
UKRAINIAN STAR races off a 5lb lower mark than when successful over fences at Hereford on Sunday. Martin Keighley has his team in form and the eight-year-old should go in again. Overlay stays well and is chasing a four-timer in this grade. She's creeping up the weights but only gradually and another solid effort is anticipated. Earcomesthedream won over the C&D at the start of the month but was beaten over a shorter trip at Warwick subsequently and may be a little high in the handicap again now. Acosta may need this and this may be too tough for veteran Arctic Echo nowadays.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden 3 out, one pace, 4th of 13, 16l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Bravo Riquet (FR) 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 4th, jumped left and not fluent 8th, mistake 10th, no extra when not fluent last, 6th of 7, 39l behind Overlay (10-5) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Hazy Bay 11-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened from 7th, tailed off from 5 out, 15th of 16, well behind Mauricetheathlete (11-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Ukrainian Star (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Made all, hit 6th, blundered 12th, clear next, hit 15th, reduced lead and driven approaching last, stayed on strongly flat, won at Hereford 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy beating Doubletoilntrouble (11-9) by 10l, 7 ran.
Gouranga 33-1 (10-6) In rear, ridden 5th, tailed off 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Princely Hero (11-6) at Stratford 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Acosta 14-1 (10-10) Always in rear, tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Velator (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb.
Arctic Echo 20-1 (11-0) In touch, chased leaders 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 12, 21l behind Sun Cloud (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Push The Trigger 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, pushed along and lost place next, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
Overlay 5-4fav (10-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged 3 out, led 2 out, pressed last, kept on gamely, won at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov beating Inner Steel (11-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bright Cloud (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 2 out, soon under pressure and weakened, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Special Portrait (12-5) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hts chs (6) gs in Apr.
All The Fashion (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 8th, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Woodford County (10-12) at Towcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft.