John Malone Godfather Of Mortgages Retirement Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f
- (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 0.20s
- Off time: 14:51:15
|1st||2 Kris Spin||7/1|
|2nd||1 Tidal Dance||¾||5/4f|
Tidal Dance (IRE) (ex7) 4
|7||169 12-1||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||121||5/4f|
Kris Spin (IRE) 47
|6||166 11-12||R Lee||R Johnson||125||7/1|
Big Society (IRE) (ex7) 8
|8||165 11-11||T R George||P J Brennan||117||5/2|
Dreams Of Milan (IRE) 28
|6||164 11-10||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||123||7/1|
Mistral Reine 22
|5||146 10-6||Mrs L Wadham||L Aspell||105||9/1|
||14||108 t||J A B Old||M D Grant||107||NR|
TIDAL DANCE was an expensive failure when an early faller here on his reappearance but made no mistake back in novice company at Towcester on Sunday. That was an above-average contest and we fancy Venetia Williams' top weight to defy his penalty in this ahead of Newcastle scorer Big Society, another carrying a penalty, and Kris Spin. His Chepstow scorer, Sausalito Sunrise, has won off a 9lb higher mark at Haydock since so Richard Lee's charge may not be badly treated. Dreams Of Milan is back over hurdles after falling over fences last time but this may be too tough for Mistral Reine and veteran Round The Horn.
Round The Horn (IRE) 22-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Oscar Prairie (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy, 9 ran.
Kris Spin (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3 lengths down and outpaced when left 3rd 3 out, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Sausalito Sunrise (10-9) at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Tidal Dance (IRE) 5-6fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, led before and not fluent last, clear run-in, won at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) hvy beating Knockanrawley (11-4) by 7l, 6 ran.
Big Society (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Not fluent, led until 1st, prominent, led again before 7th, clear 2 out, stayed on, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy beating Rock Relief (11-12) by 8l, 11 ran.
Mistral Reine 4-1 (11-9) In touch, mistake 1st, raced wide, took closer order approaching 4 out, effort next, soon weakened, plugged on to go remote 2nd after last, 2nd of 6, 34l behind The Young Master (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Dreams Of Milan (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Led, blundered and fell 3rd, in a race won by Spanish Arch (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 5 ran.