TurfTV Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 15 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 10.30s
- Off time: 14:00:34
|1st||4 Rocky Elsom||9/2|
|2nd||9 Was My Valentine||1¼||16/1|
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 15
|7||166 11-12||A Hobbs||Donal Fahy||105||33/1|
Strongly Suggested 46
|6||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||105||9/1|
|7||164 11-10 t||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||103||10/1|
Rocky Elsom (USA) 46
|6||163 11-9 t||D W P Arbuthnot||D A Jacob||102||9/2|
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 17
|6||162 11-8||Mrs A L M King||T Messenger||101||14/1|
Circus Star (USA) 64
|5||161 11-7||Mrs P Sly||Timmy Murphy||100||7/2f|
Legend Erry (IRE) 13
|9||161 11-7||Miss V Williams||S Thomas||100||40/1|
Teenage Dream (IRE) 21
|5||161 11-7||D Shaw||C Poste||100||16/1|
Was My Valentine 64
|6||154 11-0||Miss J S Davis||A P Cawley||93||16/1|
Inside Knowledge (USA) 9
|7||153 10-13 b||G Woodward||A Pogson||92||50/1|
|7||152 10-12 ht||A Middleton||J M Davies||91||16/1|
|5||149 10-9||Henry Oliver||H Oliver||88||40/1|
Flash Harriet 259
|9||146 10-6||J Mackie||A Tinkler||85||13/2|
Cool Cascade 22
|7||145 10-5||Mrs L Hill||D Bass||84||20/1|
|6||140 10-0 p||E De Giles||Brendan Powell (3)||77||18/1|
Dreambrook Lady (IRE)
||6||11-9||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||13/8|
Strongly Suggested was well supported at Plumpton last month but finished a long way behind winner Rocky Elsom. David Arbuthnot's charge is only 3lb higher here so must go on the short-list as this won't take much winning. We just prefer CIRCUS STAR, however, as he was just collared by the in-form Drussell at Ludlow in December and has been running well since returning from his summer break. There could be more to come from Inside Knowledge now he tries his luck in handicaps and Walter De La Mare could figure at the weights.
Rocky Elsom (USA) 6-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and raced wide, ridden to challenge last, led run-in, kept on, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan beating Engai (11-5) by 3l, 12 ran.
Was My Valentine 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, soon hung left and no impression, 6th of 18, 30l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Mutanaker 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 15, 32l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Teenage Dream (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, pushed along after 4th, plugged on and never dangerous, 6th of 16, 33l behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Strathcal 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear when badly hampered and brought down 5th, in a race won by Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Circus Star (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed narrowly after 4 out, every chance when hit next and 2 out, stayed on to press winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 66-1 (10-12) Jumped right, soon detatched and struggling in rear, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind King Of The Wolds (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 200-1 (11-3) Mid-division, never on terms, well beaten from 3 out, 10th of 16, 29l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.
Legend Erry (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Flash Harriet 9-4fav (10-8) Chased leaders, with leader before 6th, led 4 out, pressed and hit 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Lindsay's Dream (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) sft in Jun.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Chased leader until 3rd, every chance 2 out, mistake last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 3l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Cool Cascade 11-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led 5th until 7th, weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Midnight Belle (10-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Spade 33-1 (10-10) Prominent, took keen hold, led after 4th, ridden and headed when not fluent 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 24l behind Khazium (10-7) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) sft.
Fitandproperjob 9-1 (10-11) In rear and jumped slow 1st, ridden and headway before 3 out, pushed along and looking one pace when fell 3 out, in a race won by Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 15 ran.
Strongly Suggested 11-4fav (11-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 25l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.