Collins Seafoods Novices' Hurdle (John Wade And Collins Seafoods Ltd Hurdle Series Qualifier) 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.50s
- Off time: 14:12:17
|1st||11 Runswick Royal||8/1|
|2nd||9 Cape Explorer||nk||6/1|
|3rd||1 Doyly Carte||2¼||2/1|
Doyly Carte 53
|5||161 11-7||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||123||2/1|
Fred Archer (IRE) 557
|5||156 11-2||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||33/1|
Fred Willetts (IRE) 44
|5||156 11-2||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||40/1|
Monashee (IRE) 413
|8||156 11-2||G A Charlton||Mr A J Findlay (7)||125/1|
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 31
|7||156 11-2||A Crook||Mr A Voy (3)||50/1|
Special Mix 154
|5||156 11-2||M W Easterby||Harry Haynes||66/1|
Piece Of Magic 43
|8||149 10-9||M W Easterby||Tony Kelly (5)||100/1|
Cape Explorer 119
|4||147 10-7 h||B Ellison||Danny Cook||6/1|
|4||147 10-7||T D Walford||L Heard||150/1|
Runswick Royal (IRE) 41
|4||147 10-7||Mrs A Hamilton||K Renwick||8/1|
Three Kingdoms (IRE) 15
|4||147 10-7 v||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||126||11/10f|
||5||112||G A Swinbank||A P McCoy||NR|
Musselburgh and Catterick winner Doyly Carte, who was third in a mares' Listed race at Taunton last time, looks the pick of Donald McCain's two runners and should go close, despite the penalties. But she has to give a stone, including weight-for-age allowance, to THREE KINGDOMS. The latter isn't one of John Ferguson's best novices but still boasts some decent form, including a second over course and distance on debut, and should get off the mark today. Cape Explorer won twice on the Flat but is much better on fast ground so a bigger danger may be Big Water, who was second to the smart Duke Of Navan on his hurdles bow and was a useful sort in bumpers last season.
Big Water (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent when hampered 1st, switched left flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Duke Of Navan (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Runswick Royal (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 6f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and effort over 1f out, held inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Legacy Gold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Cape Explorer 9-2 (9-5) Raced wide close up, tracked leader over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 13, 17l behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct (flat).
Doyly Carte 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead briefly before 2 out, soon one pace, no impression with front pair between last 2, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Mischievous Milly (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed) (3yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Three Kingdoms (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Led until not fluent 3rd, led 7th, headed 2 out, edged left flat, one pace, 3rd of 16, 6l behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Special Mix 20-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Hi George (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan '12.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 23l behind Perpetually (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct '11.
Piece Of Magic 40-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, some headway before 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 42l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-2) at Doncaster 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Toga Tiger (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan (flat).
Fred Archer (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inner early, no threat from halfway, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 24l behind Below Zero (8-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug '11 (flat).
Mightavago 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 11th of 15, 43l behind Master Red (10-5) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Monashee (IRE) 40-1 (11-6) Chased leaders to 5th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Alpha Victor (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan '12, 8 ran.