D.G. Pryde Ltd Novices' Hurdle 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 34.60s
- Off time: 15:54:24
|1st||1 Kilgefin Star||11/8f|
|2nd||9 One For Arthur||5||9/2|
|3rd||12 Just Chilly||23||50/1|
Kilgefin Star (IRE) 13
|6||160 11-6||M Smith||Danny Cook||121||11/8f|
Plan Again (IRE) 38
|7||160 11-6||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||121||5/1|
Tough Trade 21
|5||160 11-6||C Grant||Ryan Mania||120||11/2|
Cousin Guillaume (FR) 78
|5||154 11-0||J Ewart||B Hughes||9/1|
Doubledisdoubledat (IRE) 14
|7||154 11-0||W Coltherd||Daragh Bourke (7)||50/1|
Elfego Baca (IRE) 38
|5||154 11-0||Miss Lucinda V Russell||G B Watters (7)||28/1|
March Seventeenth (IRE) 9
|6||154 11-0||B Ellison||F Keniry||80/1|
Neville Woods 21
|7||154 11-0||J L Gledson||Alistair Findlay (7)||50/1|
One For Arthur (IRE) 28
|5||154 11-0||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||9/2|
Proud Jack 16
|6||154 11-0||Mrs A Hamilton||Craig Nichol (5)||40/1|
Wind Echo 104
|6||154 11-0||R Nixon||J Kington (3)||250/1|
Just Chilly 17
|5||147 10-7||Miss Lucinda V Russell||D R Fox (5)||50/1|
|4||140 10-0||I Jardine||B Harding||50/1|
||6||107||I Jardine||Jonathan England||NR|
The three previous winners in this look very closely matched. PLAN AGAIN is dropped back in trip and is given a tentative vote as he arguably has more scope than either Tough Trade or Kilgefin Star, though the latter was only beaten half-a-length at Market Rasen earlier this month and Chris Grant's charge was tried in Grade 2 company last time and is another course winner. Cousin Guillaume, winning pointer One For Arthur and Proud Jack have all shown promise in bumpers but Efego Baca was well behind the selection at Musselburgh and Flat winner Silver Tigress is best watched on her hurdles bow.
Silver Tigress 14-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, struggling from 3f out, plugged on, 4th of 9, 40l behind Sherman McCoy (9-1) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) hvy in Oct (flat).
Kilgefin Star (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind No No Mac (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
One For Arthur (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Grove Silver (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Just Chilly 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 4 out until before 2 out, weakened before next, 4th of 5, 22l behind Morning With Ivan (10-11) at Catterick 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Neville Woods 66-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, disputed lead 5th, lost place after 2 out, weakened last, 7th of 10, 13l behind Desoto County (11-1) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Cousin Guillaume (FR) 6-4fav (11-5) Led, pressed over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Coozan George (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Doubledisdoubledat (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by I Need Gold (11-10) at Ayr 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy, 5 ran.
Elfego Baca (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) In rear, headway before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 7, 16l behind Fennell Bay (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Plan Again (IRE) 7-4 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out to go 3rd, kept on from last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Fennell Bay (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
March Seventeenth (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, weakened before 6th, 7th of 10, 31l behind Tikkandemickey (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Proud Jack 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Bobs Lord Tara (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Wind Echo 250-1 (10-5) Keen tracked leaders, stumbled badly on landing 2nd, soon lost place, pulled up 4th, in a race won by Tough Trade (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 14 ran.
Taxiformissbyron 8-1 (8-13) Chased leader until led approaching final 2f, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 5l behind Icy Blue (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan (flat).
Tough Trade 50-1 (11-5) Held up behind, some headway into mid-division 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace from next, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 27l behind Clever Cookie (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs.