Horningtoft Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 37.00s
- Off time: 13:30:19
|2nd||3 Make Me A Fortune||5||9/4|
|6||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan (5)||114||6/1|
Make Me A Fortune (IRE) 28
|6||162 11-8 p||S Gollings||D A Jacob||110||9/4|
Kodicil (IRE) 7
|6||161 11-7 b||T D Walford||Tony Kelly (3)||109||11/10f|
Akdam (IRE) 28
|4||160 11-6 p||A W Carroll||Mr J Hamer (5)||120||10/1|
The Master Remover (IRE) 35
|5||152 10-12||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||100||16/1|
||5||1110 t||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||112||NR|
Steve Gollings' runners here are always worth a second look and MAKE ME A FORTUNE could have been let in lightly on his handicap debut. The Southwell and Sedgefield second is well worth another try over this longer trip as he stayed 3m between the flags. Great Link has won a Polytrack maiden since landing a claimer at Ludlow and could be on an upward curve while Kodicil finally got his act together at Market Rasen and that should have boosted confidence. Flat winner Calaf was second over this trip at Taunton last month and can't be ignored but the four-year-old Akdam faces a stiff task at the weights and The Master Remover is hard to predict.
Great Link 7-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 3 out, driven before last, kept on, won at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) gd in Dec beating Rolling Dough (10-1) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Akdam (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, ridden and joined last, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Vandross (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Make Me A Fortune (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Prominent when field came into view after 1st, 2nd when came into view again after 3 out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Heath Hunter (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Kodicil (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Made all, pushed along when hit 2 out, ridden and stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy beating Murtys Delight (11-2) by 4l, 8 ran.
Calaf 13-2 (11-10) Took keen hold, tracked winner throughout, ridden when not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Western Approaches (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Dec.
The Master Remover (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, struggling 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, 41l behind Call The Cops (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.