E.B.F. At The Races 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 110y
- (4-6yo, 2m 110y, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 37.10s
- Off time: 13:40:30
|2nd||1 Dotties Dilema||2¼||11/4f|
|3rd||11 Logical Approach||2||150/1|
Dotties Dilema (IRE) 26
|4||159 11-5||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||11/4f|
Big George 19
|5||152 10-12||S Waugh||Ryan Mania||200/1|
Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 18
|5||152 10-12||B Rothwell||D C Costello||107||3/1|
Brieryhill Boy 27
|5||152 10-12||W Amos||A L Voy (3)||11/2|
Brother Scott 23
|5||152 10-12||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (7)||13/2|
Flicka Williams (IRE) 25
|5||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||25/1|
Grand Shift (IRE) 9
|4||152 10-12||B Ellison||Garry Lavery (10)||125/1|
|5||152 10-12||Miss L Kendall||Harry Haynes||80/1|
|5||152 10-12||R Nixon||F Keniry||125/1|
Jack Albert (IRE) 9
|5||152 10-12||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Brian Harding||14/1|
Logical Approach (IRE) 17
|5||152 10-12||D Thompson||Tony Kelly (5)||90||150/1|
Storm To Pass 19
|4||152 10-12||C Grant||K Renwick||7/1|
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 17
|6||152 10-12||R Shiels||Gary Rutherford (5)||11/1|
Bury Parade (IRE)
||5||10-12||J Bewley||Henry Brooke||10/3|
Dotties Dilema is a real mudlark and probably found the ground a bit too quick at Newcastle last month. His previous victories between the flags, in a bumper and over hurdles had all come on very heavy ground and connections will be out to prove that last run all wrong. BONNIE BURNETT receives 7lb and looks the one to be on. Brian Rothwell's mare has always had ability and is making steady progress over timber with her recent success at Ayr pointing to her obvious chance here. Flicka Williams hasn't had much experience and will need to improve on what he's shown to date but Brieryhill Boy made a fair hurdling debut at Carlisle and should improve enough to get involved.
Gymdoli 66-1 (10-8) In rear, tailed off 5th, mistake next, pulled up son after, in a race won by Crowning Jewel (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 10 ran.
Dotties Dilema (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Took keen hold, in touch, led narrowly after 2nd, headed after next, chased clear leader, driven 3 out, soon no chance with front pair, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 18l behind Duke Of Navan (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Logical Approach (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders and mistakes, weakened from 11th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Cloudy Too (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) hvy, 8 ran.
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) In rear, mistake 3rd, headway before 3 out, one pace from next, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Ifyousayso (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Flicka Williams (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, chased leaders under pressure after last (usual 4 out), ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 34l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 17-2 (10-7) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway when mistake 6th, challenged last, led flat, driven out, won at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft beating Aye Well (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Jack Albert (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, mistake 1st, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 19l behind Morning Royalty (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Storm To Pass 80-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway 6th, chased leaders next, ridden and weakened 2 out, 6th of 13, 12l behind African Gold (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Big George 250-1 (10-12) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, mistake next, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind African Gold (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Brother Scott 12-1 (10-12) Chased clear leaders, not fluent 3rd, closed 5th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 10, 35l behind Tominator (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Grimwith 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 35l behind Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Grand Shift (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Hampered 1st, always towards rear, pushed along and hit 2 out, never dangerous, last of 7, well behind Morning Royalty (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Brieryhill Boy 50-1 (10-9) Pulled hard, soon in touch on outside, led narrowly before 3 out, headed next, soon ridden, no extra before last, 4th of 11, 11l behind Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.