DFDS Seaways Selling Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.30s
- Off time: 14:20:42
|1st||4 Meetings Man||15/8f|
|2nd||3 Royal Opera||3¾||2/1|
Bathcounty (IRE) 117
|6||159 11-5 p1||F Brennan||Felix de Giles||114||12/1|
|4||159 11-5 b1||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||113||7/1|
Royal Opera 22
|5||159 11-5 b||B Ellison||T Scudamore||110||2/1|
Meetings Man (IRE) 13
|6||152 10-12 p||A Stronge||Jack Doyle||120||15/8f|
Whatsupjack (IRE) 43
|6||152 10-12||S A Harris||Benjamin Poste (5)||105||20/1|
|5||152 10-12 v||N B King||T E Whelan (5)||100||11/2|
||6||11-5||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||2/1|
Bathcounty will have benefited from a spin in a charity race last week and makes his first appearance in a seller. Halogen appears to be going backwards, however, and is now blinkered while Meetings Man is possibly flattered by his current mark, though has won on the Flat this year. So has ROYAL OPERA and Brian Ellison's gelding seems to be on good terms with himself at present. Tom Scudamore keeps the ride after steering him into third place in a handicap at Uttoxeter last month and he gets the vote today with Wom probably not beating much at Huntingdon last time.
Meetings Man (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, effort 5th, soon ridden, lost place before 3 out, 11th of 13, 40l behind Meganisi (10-10) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Mar.
Royal Opera 11-4 (11-7) Pressed leader, led 3rd, not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out, headed next, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Wom 9-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, led approaching 2 out, edged right before not fluent last, held on, won at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May beating Nicky Nutjob (10-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Whatsupjack (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In touch, unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Lough Derg Way (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) gf in May, 13 ran.
Halogen 14-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, jumped left 1st, ridden after 3 out, soon well beaten, 8th of 9, 42l behind Kayaan (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Bathcounty (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leader, went left 1st, ridden and lost 2nd before 4 out, mistake and weakened next, behind and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lava Lamp (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.