Family Day On 11th May Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 13.81s
- Off time: 13:55:36
|1st||1 Call The Cops||4/11f|
|2nd||3 Always Archie||1½||20/1|
Call The Cops (IRE) 28
|5||160 11-6||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||128||4/11f|
Magic Money 12
|6||159 11-5||K C Bailey||E Cookson (5)||115||9/2|
Always Archie 26
|7||153 10-13||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||114||20/1|
Blazing Glen (IRE) 93
|6||153 10-13||A E Jessop||Jack Quinlan (3)||100/1|
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 12
|5||153 10-13||Evan Williams||Conor Ring (7)||100/1|
Russborough (FR) 37
|5||153 10-13||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||118||10/1|
Sacramento King (IRE) 23
|5||153 10-13||J A Geake||Nico de Boinville (3)||33/1|
Call The Cops was caught right on the line by Fayette County at Chepstow and will be fancied to go one better here. But this will be his first try on a faster surface whereas MAGIC MONEY is proven on the ground and at this track. She won comfortably over course and distance last time and can be excused her only bad run over a trip too far at Taunton. Russborough wasn't disgraced on his first start for Venetia Williams at Carlisle but Always Archie took a backward step at Ffos Las.
Call The Cops (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, led 3 out (usual 4 out), driven and hard pressed approaching bypassed 2 out, ridden last, kept on well under pressure flat, headed narrowly final strides, 2nd of 8, shd behind Fayette County (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Always Archie 16-1 (11-1) Led until before 2nd, led next, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Flying Eagle (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Magic Money 10-3 (11-5) Made all, clear from 2 out, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd beating Pandy (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Sacramento King (IRE) 150-1 (11-1) Behind, mistake 3rd, headway 2 out, never nearer, 7th of 16, 34l behind Simply A Legend (11-1) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Russborough (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, left 2nd 5 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Voyage A New York (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Blazing Glen (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Cl up, 5th on outer aftr a mile, cl 5th bef 3out, 3rd aftr 3out, 3l 3rd 2out, mstk, 4th at last, ko flat, 3rd cl home, no dngr, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Sunchyme (12-2) at Killeagh 3m ire ptp gs in Jan.
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 7th of 12, well behind Saint Jerome (11-6) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.