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- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 42.80s
- Off time: 14:12:47
|1st||5 Nuts N Bolts||7/2|
|2nd||1 Balding Banker||7||10/3|
Balding Banker (IRE) 44
|7||154 11-0||Ferdy Murphy||J Reveley||120||10/3|
Bobble Hat Bob (FR) 662
|8||154 11-0||Miss Lucinda V Russell||S Fox (7)||25/1|
Diocles (IRE) 21
|7||154 11-0||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||126||15/8f|
Nuts N Bolts 20
|7||154 11-0 t||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||120||7/2|
Un Guet Apens (FR) 21
|5||150 10-10||J Ewart||B Hughes||122||3/1|
||8||J Wade||Colm McCormack||NR|
||9||107||S R B Crawford||Mr S Crawford||134||NR|
Un Guet Apens fell on his fencing bow at Wetherby but finished almost four lengths ahead of DIOCLES when runner-up to Tap Night over 2m here next time. However, Donald McCain's seven-year-old was making his debut over the larger obstacles that day and, with the extra half-mile in his favour, can now reverse the form and land this. Balding Banker has been placed in a couple of handicaps at Musselburgh recently and should be thereabouts again while Nuts N Bolts has scope for further improvement and looks the pick of Lucinda Russell's pair ahead of the returning Bobble Hat Bob. Aibrean has been off the track for a while but Steve Crawford's mare has won three times over hurdles and between the flags and is worth noting for when she is upped in distance.
My Mate Vic (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, steadied to last before 2nd, not fluent 4th, pulled up after 13th, in a race won by Real Milan (11-7) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (4) hvy, 6 ran.
Aibrean (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Behind, headway into mid-division 3 out, never near leaders, 8th of 20, 23l behind Dynaste (10-13) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Nov '11.
Nuts N Bolts 5-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 2nd, went 3rd 12th, no impression before 2 out, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Real Milan (11-7) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (4) hvy.
Balding Banker (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Towards rear, blundered 1st, headway before 11th, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Diocles (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, closed to take close 2nd 8th, led after 3 out, ridden and headed just after next, no extra flat, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Tap Night (11-0) at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy.
Un Guet Apens (FR) 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led 8th, headed after 3 out, still upsides winner who was travelling strongly when mistake last, no impression, one pace, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Tap Night (11-0) at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy.
Bobble Hat Bob (FR) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, blundered 7th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Connectivity (12-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr '11.