Dundee Partnership 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 6.54s
- Off time: 14:12:09
|1st||4 Classic Move||4/5f|
|2nd||7 Spencer Lea||10||14/1|
Going Concern (IRE) 31
|6||159 11-5||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||7/1|
|5||159 11-5||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||3/1|
Classic Move (IRE) 30
|4||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||4/5f|
Crazy Chester (IRE) 173
|4||152 10-12||M W Easterby||Jake Greenall (3)||50/1|
|5||152 10-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||25/1|
Spencer Lea 30
|5||152 10-12||A E Price||R T Dunne (3)||14/1|
Unknown Legend (IRE) 30
|6||152 10-12||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||25/1|
||7||1012||N G Richards||B Harding||NR|
Theatrebar was always going well and only had to be shaken up to score at Ludlow last time. He should have more to offer while Chepstow scorer Going Concern also has scope for further improvement. Bumper winner CLASSIC MOVE was a little keen on his hurdling debut at Haydock but kept on well in the closing stages after racing prominently. With that experience under his belt, he can get off the mark here as Bishops Gate was due to run yesterday at Newcastle after a lay-off. Spencer Lea hinted at ability at Ffos Las but Farasi Kubwa is making his racecourse debut.
Bishops Gate (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon went 3rd, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Deepsand (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Classic Move (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Took keen hod tracking leaders, every chance 3 out, soon hung left, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Spirit Of Shankly (11-4) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Nov.
Spencer Lea 20-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, jumped right and not fluent 7th, not fluent 3 out or when no extra next, 4th of 10, 14l behind Cloud Brook (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Theatrebar 9-2 (10-12) Made all, pressed from 3 out, ridden before next, kept on well last 75 yards, won at Ludlow 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Nov beating Forever Present (10-5) by 3l, 14 ran.
Unknown Legend (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Behind, weakened 4 out, 7th of 9, 47l behind Spirit Of Shankly (11-4) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Nov.
Farasi Kubwa Millenary gelding out of Lily Grey.
Crazy Chester (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division before halfway, kept on from 3f out, went 4th over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind G'dai Sydney (11-1) at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Going Concern (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, led until 3 out, led again between last 2, stayed on well from last, won at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov beating Reverb (10-9) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.