attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 14 runners)
- Winner £2,190 2nd £638 3rd £319
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 15.00s
- Off time: 14:05:48
|1st||1 Albert Bridge||7/2|
|2nd||3 Civil War||10||13/8f|
|3rd||9 Bow Quest||16||66/1|
Albert Bridge 17
|6||156 11-2||Miss E C Lavelle||Aidan Coleman||7/2|
Bawden Rocks 278
|5||156 11-2||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||20/1|
Civil War (IRE) 8
|5||156 11-2||G L Moore||J E Moore||13/8f|
Freddy Q (IRE) 42
|5||156 11-2 t||R A Teal||R P Mclernon||20/1|
Harlequins Gleams 42
|6||156 11-2||Miss A M Newton-Smith||A Thornton||100/1|
Home For Tea 19
|5||156 11-2||T Symonds||Felix De Giles||66/1|
Minority Interest 42
|5||156 11-2||D O'Brien||Tom Cannon||4/1|
|5||156 11-2||D O'Brien||Mr J Pearce (7)||66/1|
Bow Quest 27
|7||149 10-9||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (3)||66/1|
Langarve Lass (IRE) 31
|5||149 10-9||N P Mulholland||N Fehily||100/1|
Rouquine Sauvage 53
|6||149 10-9||A J Honeyball||A P McCoy||5/1|
Saint Helena (IRE) 42
|6||149 10-9 h||Jim Best||Matthew Batchelor||100/1|
Wasabi (IRE) 32
|5||149 10-9||John Berry||D Crosse||25/1|
Whatagoa (IRE) 42
|7||149 10-9||R Rowe||L Aspell||100/1|
||6||11-2||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||9/4|
Albert Bridge didn't jump very well on his debut at Kempton but is probably capable of better as he was a decent stayer on the Flat. Minority Interest was only beaten a short-head on his hurdling debut over track and trip in December but was under pressure when unseating his rider two out here next time in a race in which Freddy Q led for a long way until fading to finish fifth, ahead of Spartilla and Saint Helena. Rouquine Sauvage has won a bumper but Wasabi was beaten a long way when third at Fakenham. CIVIL WAR hasn't done a lot wrong so far and was sent off favourite for a jumpers' bumper at Kempton last week - he can gain an overdue win today.
Albert Bridge 9-4 (11-4) Took keen hold tracking leading trio on inside, not fluent 4th, went 3rd after 6th until 3 out, weakened soon after, poor 5th when mistake 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 35l behind Boogie In The Barn (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Civil War (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside well over 2f out, chasing leaders and every chance 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, went 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Knightly Escapade (11-2) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std.
Bow Quest 33-1 (10-13) Raced wide, towards rear, struggling 6f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, well behind Rhythm Star (10-5) at Taunton 2m 1f mrs N H flat (5) hvy in Jan.
Freddy Q (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led, pushed along and headed after 3 out, weakened approaching next, held when left modest 4th 2 out, dropped to 5th towards finish, 5th of 10, 27l behind Uhlan Bute (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Bawden Rocks 9-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, jumped big early, ridden and 5 lengths 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Deep Trouble (10-12) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in May, 8 ran.
Langarve Lass (IRE) 150-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, tailed off 4 out, 15th of 18, well behind Pearl Castle (10-7) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Minority Interest 6-1 (11-5) Chased leader until approaching 6th, chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace in 4th when unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Uhlan Bute (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Spartilla 66-1 (10-12) Held up well in rear, moderate late progress, never involved, 6th of 10, 40l behind Uhlan Bute (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Wasabi (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, led approaching 6th until mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace and no impression, no extra in 3rd well before last, 3rd of 7, 31l behind Slipper Satin (10-4) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Harlequins Gleams 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, went left 2nd, bumped next, went left and lost place 4th, towards rear and struggling from next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Uhlan Bute (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Home For Tea 50-1 (11-3) In touch, driven and outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Minella Reception (11-3) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Rouquine Sauvage 4-1 (11-0) Held up in last, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, ridden and pressing for 3rd over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Bitofapuzzle (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mares nh flat (1) hvy in Jan.
Saint Helena (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Last pair, mistake 4th, reminder after next, lost touch after 6th, tailed off and blundered 2 out, 9th of 10, well behind Uhlan Bute (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Whatagoa (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Held up last, pushed along before 8th, soon well outpaced and struggling, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Toubeera (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 5 ran.