Northumbria Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 40.80s
- Off time: 14:41:00
|1st||11 Lisdonagh House||15/2|
|2nd||12 Noble Scholar||6||9/1|
|3rd||3 Bollin Fiona||13||10/1|
Stormion (IRE) 39
|7||166 11-12 p||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol (10)||100||4/1|
Political Paddy 175
|10||164 11-10 p||R Nixon||F Keniry||98||16/1|
Bollin Fiona 158
|8||164 11-10||D W Whillans||Mr Ryan Nichol (10)||98||10/1|
Keeverfield (IRE) 27
|11||161 11-7||Miss J E Foster||Samantha Drake (7)||95||20/1|
Along Came Rosie 204
|8||156 11-2||A Crook||D C Costello||90||14/1|
Caught In The Act (IRE) 32
|5||156 11-2||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||90||9/4f|
Royal Curtsy 17
|9||152 10-12||W Coltherd||Gary Rutherford (5)||86||33/1|
Mini The Minx (IRE) 27
|6||150 10-10||D W Whillans||Callum Whillans (5)||84||20/1|
Lisdonagh House (IRE) 19
|10||148 10-8||Miss L C Siddall||M G Nolan (5)||82||15/2|
Noble Scholar (IRE) 32
|7||146 10-6 v1||P A Kirby||Adam Nicol (7)||80||9/1|
Lochore (IRE) 365
|6||143 10-3||W Amos||Mr A Voy (3)||77||9/1|
||7||115||A C Whillans||E Whillans||93||NR|
||7||1010||Miss S E Forster||F Davis||84||NR|
Five of these arrive in winning form and one of them, CAUGHT IN THE ACT, looks the one to be on. He was having his first start for Nick Alexander when justifying strong market support in heavy ground at Kelso last month and though 9lb higher his rider's claim will be a help and a follow-up appears likely. Bollin Fiona has had a break since her victory on heavy going here in June and might find this on the short side but Stormion should make a bold bid to defy a big weight as he also scored here last time though he's another who would probably prefer further. Along Came Rosie has won twice over fences this year and can revert to hurdling on a lenient mark so she has to be considered and Lisdonagh House was having his first start since April when gaining a shock success at Uttoxeter earlier this month and should have come on for the run.
Funky Munky 10-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway 2 out, went poor 3rd from last, plugged on, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
See The Legend 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed next, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, well behind Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Lisdonagh House (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon went 2nd, led before last, pushed out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Rime Avec Gentil (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Noble Scholar (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, blundered 4 out when weakening, 9th of 14, well behind Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Bollin Fiona 4-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 4th, pushed along before 8th, went 2nd after 2 out, stayed on under pressure from last to lead towards finish, won at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun beating Saddlers Mot (10-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Royal Curtsy 12-1 (10-10) With leaders, lost place from 5th, pulled up, in a race won by Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy, 10 ran.
Political Paddy 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, hampered slightly 5th, weakened from 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ballyvoneen (10-13) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May, 9 ran.
Keeverfield (IRE) 22-1 (9-11) Blundered 1st, tracked leaders, outpaced in 5th when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 33l behind Rebel Swing (10-13) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Mini The Minx (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Disputed lead, lost place 7th, soon behind, 7th of 9, 33l behind Knight Valliant (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Stormion (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Tracked clear pair, pushed along 7th, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, driven out, won at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct beating Spruzzo (10-0) by 4l, 6 ran.
Along Came Rosie 10-1 (10-3) Towards rear, headway from 2 out, led before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May beating Karingreason (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Caught In The Act (IRE) 4-1fav (10-9) Towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, challenged last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct beating Some Lad (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Lochore (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) In touch in mid-division, closed 3 out, no extra last, 6th of 14, 19l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11.