Pipe And Piling Supplies Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 10.50s
- Off time: 15:45:24
|2nd||3 Look For Love||1½||8/1|
|3rd||5 Until Winning||s.h||7/2|
Abbey Storm (IRE) 73
|7||166 11-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||120||11/2|
|6||165 11-11||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||119||11/4f|
Look For Love 13
|5||162 11-8 h||Mrs S Gardner||Lucy Gardner (5)||116||8/1|
Hallmark Star 48
|4||160 11-6||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Graham Watters (7)||120||13/2|
Until Winning (FR) 12
|5||159 11-5||T R George||Aodhagan Conlon (5)||113||7/2|
Susquehanna River (IRE) 28
|6||155 11-1||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||109||9/1|
Captain Clayton (IRE) 6
|6||151 10-11 t||S G West||Henry Brooke||105||20/1|
Academy (IRE) 4
|5||142 10-2 h||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||96||17/2|
||6||108||S R B Crawford||E Whillans||102||NR|
Victor Dartnall appears to have ironed out SEEBRIGHT's previous quirks and his charge dotted up at Fontwell two weeks ago. His overall form is the best in the race and he can get the better of the consistent Abbey Storm, who may find this too sharp on the prevailing going. Susquehanna River is interesting making his handicap debut while Hallmark Star and Until Winning have been knocking on the door in novice company and have place claims again. Look For Love looks a bigger danger, however, as his latest third at Chepstow came in a higher grade though he's 6lb higher now.
Mill Bay 4-1fav (9-13) Settled in 6th, headway after halfway into 3rd 4 out, dropped to 4th before 2 out and soon no impression, moderate 4th early run-in and no extra, 5th of 7, 18l behind Khan Tengri (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Mar.
Seebright 10-11fav (11-6) Chased leader, led 2 out, came clear between last 2, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Guanciale (11-0) by 13l, 11 ran.
Look For Love 10-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, 2nd or 5th, headway 3 out, challenged and still not ridden when squeezed up before last where mistake, unable to quicken flat, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Araldur (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Until Winning (FR) 3-1 (10-9) In touch when not fluent 1st, mid-division, closed before 6th, 3rd and ridden 3 out, went 2nd after next, edged left flat, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Tick Tocker (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gd.
Susquehanna River (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led, jumped left 3 out, headed next, no extra flat, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Dunlough Bay (11-8) at Ludlow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Academy (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) In rear, struggling 4th, plugged on from 3 out, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 22l behind Full Speed (11-9) at Newcastle 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Captain Clayton (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, headway 3 out, not fluent 2 out, went 3rd before last, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Samingarry (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Hallmark Star 11-2 (10-7) Led and keen, pushed along before 3 out, soon headed, no im pression on winner from 2 out, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Zuider Zee (11-1) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Mar.
Abbey Storm (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd from 3rd, ridden after 2 out, never quite able to challenge winnner, no impression close home, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Imperial Vic (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.