32RedBet.com 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,112 2nd £620 3rd £310 4th £155
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 50.20s
- Off time: 15:52:53
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 53
|6||154 11-0||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||119||4/5f|
Operatic Heights (IRE) 24
|5||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||8/1|
Paradise Valley (IRE) 41
|5||154 11-0||M R Channon||D Elsworth||7/4|
Templebraden (IRE) 22
|7||154 11-0||Henry Oliver||L P Aspell||20/1|
||6||Mrs L Hill||Aidan Coleman||126||NR|
||7||J Hughes||M D Grant||NR|
||5||C R Egerton||Sam Twiston-Davies||NR|
||6||T R George||P J Brennan||NR|
Come On Laurie has leading claims on the back of a couple of placed efforts including a second at Towcester last time. But SEEDLING looks to have the stronger form having only failed by a length to catch Wilde Blue Yonder at Newbury on his latest start and Charlie Egerton's charge is taken to open his account in this. Truckers Steel won a bumper here but was well beaten over track and trip when third on his hurdling bow and Glowinginthedark went close at Carlisle before his modest fourth at Towcester. Point-to-point winner Mountain Cliche makes his debut under Rules and is another to keep an eye on along with hurdling debutant Paradise Valley.
Come On Laurie (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd when not fluent 2 out, no impression on winner flat, stayed on, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Garrahalish (10-12) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Mountain Cliche (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Cl up, ld brfly 4th, 3rd from 1/2way, 2nd 4out, chall 2out, mstk last & so best to ld under 50 yards, all out, won at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May beating The Jackdaw Roost (12-0) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Seedling 33-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden before last, kep ton and went 2nd place close home, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Truckers Steel (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led, driven and joined after 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd before last, 3rd of 12, 20l behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Templebraden (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 11, 24l behind Call Me Vic (10-9) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 11-4 (10-9) Held up, not fluent 4th, headway before 6th, pushed along 8th, 4th and no extra from 2 out, 4th of 9, 18l behind Knockanrawley (10-5) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Nov.
Paradise Valley (IRE) 5-4fav (11-2) Pulled hard in rear but in touch, outpaced 3f out, headway 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, stayed on well, 2nd of 6, hd behind Brother Tedd (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Operatic Heights (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, plugged on same pace in 8th and no impression from 2 out, 8th of 21, 22l behind Oscar Hoof (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.