HFT Forklifts Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 0.70s
- Off time: 15:24:39
|1st||6 Derwen Pryde||7/1|
|2nd||1 Mission Complete||5||11/8f|
Mission Complete (IRE) 25
|5||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan (8)||90||11/8f|
|8||166 11-12 p1||D Pipe||F J Hayes (8)||90||8/1|
La Fille D'oscar (IRE) 187
|7||159 11-5||Mrs M Hobbs||Charlie Huxley||83||50/1|
Gleannacreim (IRE) 19
|8||155 11-1||C J Gray||R J Killoran||79||12/1|
Guns of Love (IRE) 11
|9||152 10-12||R Dickin||Arron Kennedy (10)||76||14/1|
Derwen Pryde 11
|7||152 10-12 t||P Bowen||Brendan Powell (5)||76||7/1|
Hidden Pleasure 17
|6||146 10-6||Mrs P N Dutfield||Matt Griffiths||70||33/1|
Pergamon (IRE) 13
|5||140 10-0 t||Miss C Dyson||Joseph Cornwall (3)||59||16/1|
||6||108 t||R T Phillips||Peter Carberry||72||WD|
Woodlands Gem (IRE)
||8||10-7||P A Pritchard||R P McLernon||12/1|
Guns Of Love hasn't run over hurdles since 2007 but has won three times over fences and is well treated. Tigger generally manages to reach a place but has now gone 19 starts without winning and Upper Deck did better when stepped up to 3m2f last time. Mission Complete reappeared at Stratford and landed a handicap in battling style for which a 5lb rise doen't look excessive. He's progressing nicely and should go well but the concession of so much weight to DERWEN PRYDE may just be too much. Peter Bowen's charge was making his handicap debut when a good third over a shorter trip here recently and, as that was his first sign of ability, he can continue to make progress and take this.
Upper Deck (IRE) 4-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, headway on outside when hit 3 out, chased leading pair under pressure before next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Iris's Flyer (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
Derwen Pryde 12-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 7th, chased leaders before 4 out, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Maderson Blue (10-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Mission Complete (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not much room on bend after 8th and ridden, went 2nd after 3 out, mistake last, driven ahead close home, won at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct beating Orion Express (11-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gleannacreim (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, in 4th and held when blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 25l behind Gross Prophet (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Tigger 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, badly hampered 3rd, hampered 10th, went 2nd when hit 13th, not fluent and driven 3 out, hit 2 out, no impression, 3rd and one pace last, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Nomad (10-4) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
La Fille D'oscar (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, hampered bend after 6th, behind 9th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Ely Brown (10-8) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Guns of Love (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leader until fell 3rd, in a race won by Nomad (10-4) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf, 5 ran.
Pergamon (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, mistake 6th, ridden next, soon lost place, weakened 3 out, 6th of 9, 41l behind Tribal Dance (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Hidden Pleasure 100-1 (10-5) Not fluent, in rear when mistake 4th, ridden and struggling after 6th, behind and pulled up before next, in a race won by Kusadiki (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) hvy, 13 ran.