Betfred Win Gold Cup Tickets On Facebook Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 8 runners)
- Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702 5th £351
- Going: Heavy (Soft in places home straight)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 18.45s
- Off time: 14:20:27
Ubaltique (FR) 31
|6||166 11-12 b||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||137||7/1|
Yorkist (IRE) 20
|6||159 11-5 h||B Ellison||Nathan Moscrop (7)||130||6/1|
Deepsand (IRE) 52
|5||157 11-3 t||T D Easterby||J Reveley||128||7/1|
Angelot Du Berlais (FR) 12
|5||154 11-0||Dr R D P Newland||Joshua Moore (3)||125||10/1|
Kudu Country (IRE) 42
|8||153 10-13||T P Tate||D C Costello||124||6/1|
|6||151 10-11 t||Tim Vaughan||T Scudamore||122||9/2j|
|6||151 10-11||T D Easterby||B Harding||122||7/1|
Grate Fella (IRE) 18
|6||143 10-3||Mrs S J Smith||B Hughes||114||9/2j|
UBALTIQUE is upped in class off a higher mark after completing a double with a victory at Catterick last month. But there should be more to come from him and Donald McCain's six-year-old gets the nod. Yorkist's winning run came to end at Musselburgh last time having been raised 17lb for his previous win at Market Rasen. A conditional jockey relieves some of his burden today, but Kudo Country is dropping down the weights and will have come on for a recent reappearance at Kempton. Figaro scored on his handicap debut at Musselburgh and looks a threat while the inconsistent Deepsand has stronger form than that of stablemate Mojolika.
Yorkist (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost several places 4th, ridden and one pace 3 out, no impression, 6th of 10, 13l behind Clever Cookie (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft.
Mojolika 15-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway before 2 out, kept on and went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 16l behind Master Of The Game (11-3) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Ubaltique (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and keen, not fluent 3 out, headway on bit before 2 out, led before last, kept on, ridden out, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan beating Hit The Top (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Angelot Du Berlais (FR) 66-1 (10-5) Prominent, led 4th, headed next, weakened before 2 out, 14th of 24, 32l behind Flaxen Flare (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar.
Grate Fella (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, led 7th, not fluent 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, no impression last, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Saffron Wells (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Kudu Country (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Led until ridden before 2 out, chased leading pair, mistake 2 out, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 10, 10l behind Lyvius (11-4) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Deepsand (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Strongpoint (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.
Figaro 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, led 3 out, pressed from 2 out, hard pressed last, kept on gamely, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Roman Flight (11-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.