32Red Free 10 Bonus Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 53.50s
- Off time: 16:15:18
|2nd||5 Gold Ingot||10||14/1|
|3rd||4 Castlemorris King||6||16/1|
|6||166 11-12 t||P J Hobbs||James Best (3)||129||Evsf|
Vicente (FR) 24
|5||163 11-9 h||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (3)||126||11/2|
Alder Mairi (IRE) 29
|7||163 11-9||J W Mullins||J McGrath (6)||126||9/2|
Castlemorris King 35
|6||159 11-5||B Barr||Nico de Boinville||122||16/1|
Gold Ingot 154
|7||155 11-1||A King||Tom Bellamy (3)||118||14/1|
Ballinalacken (IRE) 135
|6||154 11-0||A Middleton||Mr Charlie Deutsch (3)||117||16/1|
Old Tricks (IRE) 30
|7||152 10-12 p||C L Tizzard||Lewis Gordon (10)||115||7/1|
Falcon Island 66
|9||150 10-10||C L Tizzard||Martin McIntyre (5)||113||33/1|
||6||10-10||J Scott||Matt Griffiths||7/1|
Vicente is edging closer to a first success, only finding one too good at Taunton last month. But TIQRIS would surely have won at Newbury at the start of the month had he not been brought down two out when still in second gear. He races off the same mark here and compensation awaits. Course and distance winner Alder Mairi, who has the beating of Old Tricks on the form book, didn't run badly off her new mark at Chepstow last time and should be in the shake-up but Gold Ingot has only run once since last May and was well beaten in that. Falcon Island has been woefully out of sorts.
Vicente (FR) 2-1 (11-3) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway to 3rd 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, no impression when not fluent last, driven and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Fayette County (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Gold Ingot 9-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, steady headway before 4 out, weakened after next, tailed off, 10th of 12, 49l behind Warden Hill (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Castlemorris King 50-1 (10-9) Held up and behind, wide on bend 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 15, 21l behind Presenting Arms (10-9) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Led early, led again 1st, ridden and headed before last, no impression after, hung left and went 4th flat, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Old Tricks (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) 3rd of 8, 13l behind Storm Alert (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Falcon Island 22-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, weakened from 11th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Bennys Mist (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Ballinalacken (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out to go in touch, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Kilbree Chief (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Tiqris 11-8fav (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd at 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, travelling ok and one length down when brought down 2 out, in a race won by Jumps Road (11-11) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy, 6 ran.