Finishing Post At White Post Rimpton Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 47.00s
- Off time: 14:15:37
|2nd||5 Knave Of Clubs||14||25/1|
|3rd||6 Ma'ire Rua||2½||33/1|
Attwaal (IRE) 21
|5||160 11-6||N B King||Trevor Whelan (3)||120||11/10f|
Buckhorn Timothy 43
|5||154 11-0||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||7/2|
Franco Is My Name 74
|8||154 11-0||P Hedger||Tom Cannon||50/1|
|5||154 11-0||R Woollacott||C O'Farrell||100/1|
Knave Of Clubs (IRE) 541
|5||154 11-0||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||25/1|
Ma'ire Rua (IRE) 52
|7||154 11-0||A E Jones||Jack Doyle||33/1|
Starship Trouper 64
|6||154 11-0||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne||100/1|
Vauban Du Seuil (FR) 64
|5||154 11-0 t1||H Fry||R Mahon||8/1|
King Muro 13
|4||147 10-7 h||F O'Brien||A P Cawley||10/1|
Markami (FR) 13
|4||147 10-7||J Farrelly||Ian Popham||80/1|
Wyoyo (IRE) 174
|4||147 10-7 t||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||6/1|
Quick Decisson (IRE)
||5||11-0||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||5/4|
Clearly better was expected of French import Vauban Du Seuil on his UK debut at Taunton in January as he was sent off favourite. He wasn't given a hard time and should do better here though Huntingdon scorer Attwaal should make a bold bid to defy his penalty and King Muro showed promise on his hurdling debut at Stratford. WYOYO won twice on the Flat in Ireland last year. Stamina won't be a problem, nor will the ground, and the newcomer can score at the first time of asking for Tim Vaughan with Richard Johnson taking the reins.
Attwaal (IRE) 6-4fav (11-1) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, led approaching last, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) sft beating Goldie Horn (10-8) by 4l, 11 ran.
Knave Of Clubs (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Chased leaders far side, ridden and effort 2f out to over 1f out, soon weakened, 21st of 28, 23l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep '12 (flat).
Ma'ire Rua (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, plugging on in 5th when went left last, 5th of 13, 21l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Vauban Du Seuil (FR) 9-4fav (11-4) Held up in touch, jumped awkwardly, especially the 2nd, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by All But Grey (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Markami (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 5th, 8th of 13, well behind Agreement (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs.
Franco Is My Name 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, effort approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Kack Handed (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug '11.
Starship Trouper 66-1 (11-2) Not fluent, chased winner until before 4th, weakened 6th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Horizontal Speed (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Wyoyo (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Soon led, joined 5f out, soon headed and moderate 2nd, ridden to close over 1f out, led and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep beating Miss Ekaterina (9-3) by 3/4l, 14 ran (flat).
Genson 100-1 (11-2) In touch until 6th, soon lost place, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Knight Of Noir (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Buckhorn Timothy 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 8, 45l behind Definitly Red (11-3) at Newbury 2m Listed NH flat (1) hvy in Feb.
King Muro 10-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, jumped right at times, prominent, led after 1st, soon clear, reduced lead before 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened after, 4th of 13, 22l behind Agreement (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs.