At The Races Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 3, 11 runners)
- Winner £6,173 2nd £1,813 3rd £906 4th £453
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 15.60s
- Off time: 15:11:18
|1st||8 Detroit Red||7/1|
|2nd||11 Party Palace||9||14/1|
|3rd||9 Look For Love||10||10/1|
Dan Breen (IRE) 31
|9||165 11-11 bt||D Pipe||T Scudamore||128||9/2f|
Earls Quarter (IRE) 50
|8||162 11-8 t||Ian Williams||R Johnson||125||7/1|
Royale's Charter 189
|8||157 11-3||Nick Williams||Nick Scholfield||120||8/1|
Breaking Bits (IRE) 30
|7||156 11-2||Jamie Snowden||T J O'Brien||119||7/1|
Politeo (FR) 230
|8||156 11-2||J D Frost||Hadden Frost||119||40/1|
Vide Cave (FR) 201
|5||153 10-13||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (3)||116||6/1|
Detroit Red 26
|8||149 10-9||M Hill||Miss Alice Mills (7)||112||7/1|
Look For Love 10
|6||144 10-4 h||Mrs S Gardner||Paul Moloney||107||10/1|
Sirop De Menthe (FR) 13
|4||142 10-2||J Westwood||C O'Farrell||110||16/1|
Party Palace 14
|10||142 10-2||H S Howe||Giles Hawkins (3)||105||14/1|
Decoy (FR) 20
|8||142 10-2 p||D Pipe||Mikey Ennis (7)||105||6/1|
||8||1112||Miss J Du Plessis||Non Runner||129||NR|
Smalib Monterg (FR)
||7||11-4||Dr R D P Newland||Sam Twiston-Davies||11/8|
This is an above-average contest for the track and has attracted a decent line-up. Paul Nicholls runs the lightly-raced Vide Cave while David Pipe saddles the versatile DAN BREEN and Decoy. The latter is very well treated on his old form but Tom Scudamore's mount has the better recent efforts to his name so gets the vote. Party Palace did very well last summer and beat Breaking Bits on this course in July. She's 4lb better off with the latter today but has been struggling on the Flat lately and just as interesting are recent Chepstow winner Fear Glic and Earls Quarter, who has been running well in bumpers and on the level.
Fear Glic (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Made all, clear when hit 2nd, in command last, stayed on well, driven out, unchallenged, won at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Apr beating Cocktails At Dawn (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Detroit Red 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, went 2nd after 3 out, driven and pressing winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Orangeaday (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Party Palace 11-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd after 7th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 7, 24l behind Staigue Fort (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Oct.
Look For Love 8-1 (10-3) Held up, headway 4 out, pushed along 3 out, 5th and beaten next, no extra, 5th of 7, 22l behind Irish Buccaneer (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Vide Cave (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Chased clear pair, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, well behind Oscar Rock (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Royale's Charter 14-1 (11-6) Led until 3 out, beaten when mistake next, 6th of 10, 10l behind Waterunder (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Breaking Bits (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, not fluent 1st, led 4th, ridden and pressed 2 out, soon headed, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Focail Maith (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Earls Quarter (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Took keen hold early and settled in 3rd on inside, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led 1f out, ridden clear, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb beating Empire Levant (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Politeo (FR) (11-2) 6th of 9, 49l behind River Choice (11-9) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f clm chs sft in Oct.
Dan Breen (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Chased leader, led briefly 3 out, chased winner, ridden and well held approaching 2 out, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Fergall (11-3) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Sirop De Menthe (FR) 14-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 6, 29l behind Union Saint (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Decoy (FR) 7-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, weakened and dropped to rear before 2nd, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Vinnie My Boy (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.