32Red.com Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 25.60s
- Off time: 14:20:31
|1st||1 Anay Turge||3/1|
|2nd||2 Long Lunch||3||4/6f|
|3rd||7 Ossie's Dancer||6||100/1|
Anay Turge (FR) 49
|9||159 11-5 pt||N J Hawke||Kieron Edgar (7)||125||3/1|
Long Lunch 33
|5||159 11-5 t||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||4/6f|
Absolute Return 270
|5||152 10-12 t1||T R George||A Conlon (5)||50/1|
Bishops Gate (IRE) 32
|8||152 10-12||N G Richards||Brian Harding||8/1|
|6||152 10-12||K C Bailey||Nick Scholfield||8/1|
|8||152 10-12||R C Guest||R Thornton||14/1|
Ossie's Dancer 21
|5||152 10-12||Martin Smith||L Aspell||100/1|
Parting Way (IRE) 33
|6||152 10-12||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||33/1|
Veyranno (FR) 35
|5||152 10-12 t1||T R George||P J Brennan||66/1|
LONG LUNCH was still in with a chance when falling three hurdles from home in a Grade 2 event at Ascot. He'd earlier won a maiden hurdle at Plumpton and looks the one to beat with a clear round. That's something Anay Turge has failed to manage over fences of late and he can race off a 9lb lower mark over timber, while Bishops Gate had made the frame over today's trip at Ayr before being pulled-up over 2m6f last time. Flemensmix has been well beaten in both starts so far and Hydrant hasn't raced over hurdles since 2009. Absolute Return makes his debut under Rules having failed to complete in a couple of point-to-points.
Anay Turge (FR) 3-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, lost place 7th, soon behind, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Oscar Hill (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Dec, 7 ran.
Long Lunch 20-1 (11-0) Chasing leaders and going ok when fell 3 out, in a race won by Irving (11-7) at Ascot 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec, 6 ran.
Ossie's Dancer 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 47l behind Fennell Bay (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Parting Way (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, headway to lead 12f out, headed 7f out, weakened rapidly and eased, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Seven Nation Army (11-4) at Ascot 2m Listed NH flat (1) sft in Dec.
Flemensmix 17-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 13, 23l behind Oscars Den (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Bishops Gate (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, hit 9th, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Blakemount (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Veyranno (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Behind, blundered 4 out, tailed off and eased from 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Brother Brian (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.
Hydrant 100-1 (10-12) Not fluent, in touch, raced keenly, weakened 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Monsieur Jourdain (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '09.
Absolute Return 8-1 (11-4) (tt) fell 1, in a race won by Net Work Rouge (11-0) at Berkeley 2m 4f ptp gs in Apr, 10 ran.