BetVictor Grand National Antepost Pioneers #NRFB Standard NH Flat Race (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders) 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 6, 4 runners)
- Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 6.40s
- Off time: 17:28:51
|1st||4 Frankie's Promise||5/1|
|5||158 11-4||D O'Meara||Jake Greenall (3)||15/8|
Ben Akram (IRE) 29
|5||158 11-4||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Graham Watters (7)||11/2|
Frankie's Promise (IRE) 29
|5||158 11-4||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||5/1|
|5||158 11-4||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||11/8f|
||5||114||I A Duncan||Mr J Creswell||WD|
Frankie's Promise posted a better effort when third at this track last time but point-to-point winner Ben Akram faded badly on his debut under Rules in the same race. The newcomers Finaghy Aye and Ballyhoulihan are both related to points winners but fellow debutant GREENSALT makes more appeal. He cost 30,000euros as a three-year-old, is a brother to the smart Grade 2 winning hurdler Raya Star and can get off the mark at the first time of asking.
Finaghy Ayr (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Ali Ankah.
Frankie's Promise (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Greensalt (IRE) Milan gelding out of Garden City.
Ben Akram (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd over 3f out, driven and weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 25l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Ballyhoulihan (IRE) Golan gelding out of Dun Ar Aill.