Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Claiming Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 43.40s
- Off time: 18:35:26
|1st||2 Dark Energy||11/2|
|2nd||3 King Fingal||8||5/2f|
Marodima (FR) 40
|10||168 12-0 p||Jamie Snowden||T J O'Brien||125||11/4|
Dark Energy 77
|9||158 11-4 t||F M O'Brien||P J Brennan||102||11/2|
King Fingal (IRE) 76
|8||156 11-2||J J Quinn||D C Costello||110||5/2f|
Right Stuff (FR) 25
|10||156 11-2||G L Moore||J E Moore||111||13/2|
Teshali (IRE) 12
|7||156 11-2 t||A Middleton||James Banks (5)||115||4/1|
Smiling Lady (IRE) 8
|7||147 10-7 t||D A Rees||Paul Moloney||99||16/1|
||4||1013||L A Dace||C Bolger||NR|
||7||107||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||96||NR|
||6||107||A W Carroll||W Hutchinson||NR|
||10||11-10||P W Middleton||A P McCoy||11/2|
MARODIMA can be hard to peg back if allowed to poach a lead and won by 40 lengths over course and distance the last time he raced in a claimer. He should still have the ability to show these a clean pair of heels. Teshali reverts to hurdles after a couple of runs over fences and is an infrequent winner while King Fingal's victory in a Catterick seller was his first for more than two years and he's hardly reliable. Right Stuff seems to reserve his best for the Polytrack nowadays and none of the others have much chance at the weights.
Lascaux 20-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, hit 6th, never on terms, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Seebright (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Seaquel 10-3 (10-5) Led until 3rd, left in lead next, headed 2 out, driven in close 3rd when mistake, stumbled and unseated rider last, in a race won by Molon Labe (11-5) at Towcester 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd, 8 ran.
Valkov 33-1 (8-5) Held up in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 6, 23l behind Filatore (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf (flat).
Dark Energy 28-1 (10-6) In touch, mistake 4th, ridden after 7th, lost place before 3 out, 13th of 19, 26l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
King Fingal (IRE) 10-11fav (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway 4th, went 3rd after 3 out, led next, clear before last, ran on strongly, won at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Mar beating Rare Coincidence (11-1) by 10l, 11 ran.
Teshali (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) In touch in rear, went 3rd at 8th, ridden to chase winner 4 out, plugged on one pace, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Miss Tenacious (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.
Right Stuff (FR) 16-1 (11-8) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, good headway on inside still pulling before 3 out, 3rd soon after, chance when hit 2 out, held when miatake last, weakened flat, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind E Street Boy (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Marodima (FR) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, led 2nd, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Turn Over Sivola (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Smiling Lady (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Jumped left at times, held up in rear, effort when mistake 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 29l behind Moscow Mule (10-2) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.