Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 20.85s
- Off time: 16:10:30
|1st||7 Master Rajeem||10/1|
|2nd||4 Master Red||7||5/4f|
|5||158 11-4||J C Haynes||B J Toomey (3)||100/1|
Little Boy Boru (IRE)
|5||158 11-4||S R B Crawford||Mr S Crawford (3)||5/2|
|5||158 11-4 ht||B Ellison||Danny Cook||50/1|
Master Red (IRE) 75
|4||156 11-2||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||5/4f|
|6||151 10-11||Miss L C Siddall||T Siddall||50/1|
Berkeley Avenue 86
|4||149 10-9||W Greatrex||A P McCoy||11/4|
Master Rajeem (USA)
|4||149 10-9||G A Swinbank||Joe Colliver (7)||10/1|
It's unusual to find a bumper in the middle of a card and this one will hardly have punters salivating. BERKELEY AVENUE can justify the long trip up from Lambourn by landing it for Warren Greatrex, whose yard is just starting to hit form. The Needwood Blade gelding was beaten less than a length on his racecourse debut at Lingfield and it's worth taking the chance that he stays the extra as he gets 7lb from surprise Wetherby winner Master Red, though the latter is also open to further improvement. Little Boy Boru and Master Rajeem are likely to prove the best of the newcomers and should be monitored for future reference.
Master Rajeem (USA) Street Cry gelding out of Rajeem.
Master Red (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on, won at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec beating Kalucci (10-12) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Little Boy Boru (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of How Is Things.
Berkeley Avenue 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, outpaced over 3f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on well on outside to chase winner well inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Seedling (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo NH flat (AWT) (6) std in Nov.
Annie's Daughter Danbird mare out of Moondance.
Samdellin 50-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, tailed off over 3f out, 8th of 11, 44l behind Orchard Boy (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (5) std in Jan.
Bertielicious 100-1 (10-7) Led for about 5f, lost place 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Ronnie Rhino (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.