Walters UK Ltd Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m
- (4-5yo, 2m, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,506 2nd £439 3rd £220
- Surface: Turf
Mister W K (IRE) 40
|4||161 11-7||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy|
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 19
|5||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (5)|
Devil's Dyke (USA) 44
|4||154 11-0||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)|
Royal Announcement 271
|5||154 11-0 t1||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green (3)|
Trevaylor Boy (IRE)
|5||154 11-0||Mrs S Gardner||S Thomas|
|5||147 10-7||Mrs D A Hamer||Donal Devereux (3)|
Two Shades Of Blue 22
|5||147 10-7||H Roberts||Alan Johns (7)|
||4||11-0||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr A J Berry||11/4|
MISTER W K was sent off favourite over C&D for his racecourse debut and duly obliged by nine lengths. He can go in again despite a penalty with improvement likely. Be Bop Boru hasn't looked like catching the winner despite finishing second on both starts though he should to be thereabouts again while Devil's Dyke showed some ability on his debut at Ludlow and can figure. Royal Announcement showed up well at Fontwell on his first start before fading in the closing stages and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Mister W K (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, eased heavily last 100 yards, won at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Oct beating Stony Road (10-7) by 9l, 8 ran.
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 6-4fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 10l behind King Spirit (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Devil's Dyke (USA) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 5f out, switched right over 2f out, soon evey chance, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Troyan (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd in Oct.
Royal Announcement 5-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, good headway 5f out, chasing leaders when short of room briefly on inside over 3f out, one pace and no impression final 2f, 6th of 11, 24l behind Utopian (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Trevaylor Boy (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Blue Glass.
Daphnes Daughter Helissio mare out of Little Daphne.
Two Shades Of Blue 33-1 (10-7) In rear, struggling 6f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 43l behind Cevaro (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs.