ABP Juvenile Hurdle 2m 1f
- (3yo, 2m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 14.80s
- Off time: 14:55:36
|1st||1 It's Only Business||4/5f|
|2nd||2 Hanga Roa||24||20/1|
|3rd||6 Red Eight||4½||12/1|
It's Only Business 8
|3||159 11-5||Jim Best||A P McCoy||4/5f|
Hanga Roa (IRE) 53
|3||152 10-12||G L Moore||J E Moore||20/1|
Midnight Poet 325
|3||152 10-12||J G Given||Harry Haynes||40/1|
Precision Strike 20
|3||152 10-12 p||R C Guest||Jonathan England (5)||11/1|
Red Eight (USA) 17
|3||152 10-12||J Butler||D C Costello||12/1|
Vision Of Judgment 22
|3||152 10-12||Ollie Pears||B Hughes||16/1|
Walter White (IRE) 144
|3||152 10-12||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||5/2|
|3||145 10-5||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||8/1|
||3||1012||P W D'Arcy||Jack Quinlan||NR|
||3||10-12||D McCain Jnr||R Johnson||9/1|
It's Only Business carried over his good form on the all-weather in the winter to his hurdling debut at Uttoxeter, where he beat Akdam by more than four lengths. Precision Strike had earlier been well beaten by the runner-up at Hexham and looks held and Jim Best's charge will make a bold bid to defy his penalty. But there wouldn't have been much between the top weight and WALTER WHITE on the Flat and we fancy the latter to get off the mark over timber at the first time of asking as his yard is in terrific form and he'll have had plenty of schooling. Style Setter is seeing a racecourse for the first time today and most of the others would probably struggle to win a raffle.
Jd Rockefeller 14-1 (8-2) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 33l behind Rutherglen (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May (flat).
It's Only Business 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 2 out, shaken up to go clear flat, readily, won at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Akdam (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hanga Roa (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up, not much room after 1f, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 10, 9l behind Chocolate Block (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr (flat).
Red Eight (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Commanche (9-3) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol (flat).
Style Setter Beat Hollow filly out of Wooden Doll.
Walter White (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, led 7f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Naru (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan (flat).
Precision Strike 9-2 (10-12) Held up behind in touch, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, weakened after next, tailed off, 4th of 7, 50l behind Akdam (10-7) at Hexham 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf.
Vision Of Judgment 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, led after about 2f, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 10l behind Alcaeus (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May (flat).
Midnight Poet 28-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along and lost place 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 24l behind Linguine (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul (flat).