Porter Dodson Solicitors And Advisors Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 32.00s
- Off time: 17:55:11
|1st||4 King of Dudes||11/8|
|2nd||1 Suerte Al Salto||11||5/6f|
Suerte Al Salto (IRE) 10
|6||159 11-5||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||124||5/6f|
Glenwood Present (IRE) 8
|6||153 10-13 t||R H Buckler||Giles Hawkins (3)||74||50/1|
Hindlip Harry 337
|5||153 10-13||M H Weston||T Messenger||100/1|
King of Dudes 40
|4||153 10-13 p||A King||W Hutchinson||124||11/8|
Present Accepted 39
|6||153 10-13||Mrs P N Dutfield||James Best (3)||150/1|
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 140
|5||153 10-13 t||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||50/1|
Truq Chouet (FR) 276
|6||153 10-13||K Burke||G Sheehan (5)||11/1|
Suerte Al Salto has a penalty for his comfortable victory at Wincanton but this is a very moderate contest and he looks certain to be in at the finish. Truq Chouet showed his first sign of ability in a Newton Abbot bumper last summer and there should be more to come but it's KING OF DUDES who gets the nod. Alan KIng's charge couldn't handle the exalted company of the Triumph Hurdle but had been in very good form going into Cheltenham and will take some stopping.
King of Dudes 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, hit 3 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Our Conor (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Mar.
Suerte Al Salto (IRE) 8-13fav (11-0) In touch, smooth headway 3 out, led next, forged clear last, easily, won at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft beating Somchine (11-0) by 6l, 12 ran.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, some headway 7f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Wadswick Court (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Present Accepted 100-1 (10-8) Last pair, reminders and struggling after 6th, lost touch next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Salmanazar (11-1) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Truq Chouet (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Raced wide and prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Dat's The Plan (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jul.
Glenwood Present (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, mistake 8th, never dangerous, 8th of 9, well behind Cowards Close (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Hindlip Harry 200-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, struggling from 5th, pulled up before 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Barton Stacey (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in May, 13 ran.