Sky Bet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 1.60s
- Off time: 15:16:29
Tornado Bob (IRE) 188
|9||166 11-12 b||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||135||3/1|
Atlantic Roller (IRE) 70
|7||160 11-6||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||129||13/8f|
Kaysersberg (FR) 64
|7||154 11-0||N B King||R Johnson||123||85/40|
Wakanda (IRE) 41
|5||150 10-10||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||119||15/2|
||9||111||Mrs P Robeson||2nd Preference||124||NR|
San Telm has an alternative engagement at Huntingdon and is probably better over fences nowadays. Kayserberg hasn't won over hurdles since his debut but has claims on his fourth at Aintree last May and Wakanda wasn't disgraced over course and distance last time in a novice event that's worked out well. Paul Nicholls has sent ATLANTIC ROLLER up from Ditcheat for only his second start of the campaign. A winner on soft ground last season, he probably needed his run at Cheltenham in November and can beat the returning Tornado Bob in receipt of 6lb.
San Telm (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Edmund Kean (11-2) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft, 6 ran.
Kaysersberg (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th until 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Free To Dream (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov.
Wakanda (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway before last, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 11l behind Warden Hill (11-4) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Atlantic Roller (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, never on terms, 11th of 20, 46l behind Thomas Crapper (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.
Tornado Bob (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 8th, clear briefly when not fluent next, headed last, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Church Field (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.