Severn Valley Catering Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 45.70s
- Off time: 15:40:23
|1st||1 Oscar Sunset||2/1|
|3rd||6 Noble Perk||25||20/1|
Oscar Sunset (IRE) 135
|5||162 11-8||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (5)||2/1|
Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 101
|5||155 11-1||T Symonds||D F O'Regan||12/1|
Fred The Shred (IRE) 11
|6||155 11-1||K Bishop||Mr J Park (7)||33/1|
|5||155 11-1||C E Longsdon||Felix de Giles||18/1|
Monturgeon (FR) 40
|5||155 11-1||A King||R Thornton||121||4/6f|
Noble Perk 85
|7||155 11-1||Adrian Wintle||J Mogford||20/1|
Roses Legend 11
|7||155 11-1||R L Brown||Paul John (7)||75||66/1|
Storm Alert 16
|5||155 11-1||Mrs S Gardner||L Stephens||66/1|
|6||155 11-1||H J Evans||Timmy Murphy||20/1|
Mister Chancer (IRE)
||6||11-1||A King||J A McCarthy||1/1|
MONTURGEON hasn't done a great deal wrong over timber so far and had a number of winning hurdlers behind when a close-up fifth to Tetlami in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton on his latest start. Today should finally be his day as he gets 7lb from Oscar Sunset, who won over a longer trip here in November but hasn't raced since. Winning pointer Ballybough Gorta was tailed off on his debut under Rules in December and has something to prove now but Noble Perk has gone close in a couple of bumpers and could make his presence felt.
Oscar Sunset (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9th, led approaching 2 out, in command when stumbled last, stayed on well, won at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Godsmejudge (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Monturgeon (FR) 9-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, closed over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Tetlami (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) gd in Feb.
Noble Perk 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Fred The Shred (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up, mistake 7th, lost touch next, behind when mistake 4 out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Great Gusto (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Roses Legend 33-1 (9-13) Headway to lead before 2nd where not fluent, headed 7th, upsides when fell on bend before 4 out, in a race won by Meet Me At Dawn (9-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 10 ran.
Larkhall 50-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, lost place from over 5f out, last of 9, well behind Open Hearted (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outer, weakened from 4 out, blundered next, 10th of 13, well behind Tarbeck (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Storm Alert 100-1 (11-2) Behind until unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Medinas (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft, 15 ran.
Trackmate 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, went badly left 3 out, well beaten after, 11th of 13, well behind Low Gales (11-4) at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.