Pristine Cars Wetherby Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,354 2nd £978 3rd £489
- Going: Good to Soft (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 7.60s
- Off time: 16:15:39
|1st||1 Alderbrook Lad||5/4f|
|3rd||9 Quick Brew||7||3/1|
Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 39
|8||152 10-12||Micky Hammond||Joe Colliver (5)||5/4f|
|6||152 10-12||W Kinsey||D C Costello||5/1|
Fiddler's Flight (IRE) 39
|8||152 10-12||J R Norton||A P Lane||66/1|
Fort Canning 52
|5||152 10-12||W Amos||B Harding||50/1|
Il Testone (FR) 21
|5||152 10-12||C Grant||B Hughes||100||8/1|
Man In Black (FR) 12
|5||152 10-12||P A Kirby||K James (3)||8/1|
Micky Fingers 44
|5||152 10-12||P A Kirby||Adam Nicol (5)||25/1|
Quick Brew 33
|6||152 10-12 ht||M A Barnes||Daragh Bourke (7)||108||3/1|
||9||1012 t||T R George||P J Brennan||109||NR|
Loose Preformer (IRE)
||7||10-12||D O'Meara||A P McCoy||10/3|
ALDERBROOK LAD and Lexicon Lad have a similar rating over fences but the latter was due to run at Newton Abbot yesterday and would be most unlikely to turn up here if fulfilling that engagement. Micky Hammond's nine-year-old can make a successful return to hurdling, therefore, ahead of Sedgefield third Il Testone and Quick Brew. Allbarnone was second in a bumper here on his racecourse debut and could make the frame if taking to hurdles.
Lexicon Lad (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd 4th, led 10th, clear after 4 out, all out, won at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in May '13 beating Night In Milan (11-4) by 1l, 14 ran.
Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Led, headed and fell 2 out, in a race won by Diocles (11-8) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Allbarnone 22-1 (11-2) Held up, headway 3f out ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Blaklion (11-9) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Quick Brew 5-2 (11-0) Chased leading pair until ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Lone Foot Laddie (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Man In Black (FR) 7-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, weakened from 6th, 9th of 10, well behind Mister Spingsprong (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) hvy.
Micky Fingers 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 6f out, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 10, well behind Go Conquer (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Il Testone (FR) 20-1 (10-8) In touch, in 4th before 2 out, one pace and went 3rd run-in, no impression, 3rd of 12, 20l behind Lyric Street (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) sft.
Fiddler's Flight (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) Behind, mistake 1st, fell 6 out, in a race won by Ballythomas (10-11) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr, 13 ran.
Fort Canning 28-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, just about in touch over 5f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 9, well behind Never Never (10-11) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Mar.