Stella Artois Intermediate Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f
- (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 6.40s
- Off time: 17:40:16
|1st||2 Thomas Brown||11/10f|
|2nd||1 Otago Trail||2||15/8|
Otago Trail (IRE) 27
|6||164 11-10||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||15/8|
Thomas Brown 42
|5||164 11-10||H Fry||R Mahon||11/10f|
|5||157 11-3||J L Spearing||Nico de Boinville (5)||16/1|
Tea In Marrakech (IRE) 141
|6||157 11-3||W Kinsey||D F O'Regan||50/1|
|4||150 10-10||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (3)||9/1|
Raise A Spark
|4||150 10-10||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||9/1|
Midnight Memories 34
|4||143 10-3||Steph Hollinshead||A Tinkler||66/1|
Something went amiss with Thomas Brown at Newbury when he attempted to follow up his earlier win at the same track. He'll go close if running his race but OTAGO TRAIL looks a safer bet. The latter got off the mark when making all at Fontwell last month and is taken to defy a penalty. The others with experience make no appeal so the newcomers may prove a bigger threat. Raise A Spark is the first foal of a winner over hurdles while Heresmynumber is out of a prolific dam and can count the smart Dosco among his five winning relatives.
Thomas Brown 5-4fav (11-3) Last pair, reminders before halfway, soon struggling and virtually pulled up 7f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Definitly Red (11-3) at Newbury 2m Listed NH flat (1) hvy in Feb.
Otago Trail (IRE) 5-4fav (11-3) Made all and set decent pace, clear 5f out, kept on strongly, virtually pulled up final 2f, unchallenged, won at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Beaufort Boy (11-3) by well, 5 ran.
Super Sam Overbury horse out of Gaye Sophie.
Heresmynumber (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Broken Rein.
Raise A Spark Multiplex gelding out of Reem Two.
Tea In Marrakech (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, driven along and struggling halfway, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Midnight Memories 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 36l behind Monbeg Theatre (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.