Border Facilities Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 25.90s
- Off time: 14:06:04
|1st||1 Gold Futures||10/3f|
|2nd||4 Teo Vivo||6||9/2|
Gold Futures (IRE) 16
|5||166 11-12 h||N G Richards||B Harding||117||10/3f|
Trust Thomas 22
|6||160 11-6||Mrs A Hamilton||K Renwick||111||4/1|
Teo Vivo (FR) 11
|7||158 11-4 b||Miss P Robson||B Hughes||109||9/2|
Wilde Pastures (IRE) 30
|9||157 11-3 p||J Ewart||Dale Irving (7)||108||12/1|
Spitz (FR) 64
|6||157 11-3 h||Mrs R Dobbin||Craig Nichol (5)||108||7/1|
Yourholidayisover (IRE) 17
|7||156 11-2||P Holmes||F Keniry||107||16/1|
Lord Usher (IRE) 85
|7||156 11-2||G A Charlton||Ryan Mania||107||8/1|
Dibdabs (IRE) 17
|6||148 10-8 ht||M A Barnes||Daragh Bourke (7) (ex1)||99||18/1|
Molly Milan 44
|6||148 10-8||J S Goldie||Lucy Alexander||99||12/1|
||6||118||R Johnson||K Johnson||113||NR|
Croco Bay (IRE)
||6||11-12||P Atkinson||Tony Kelly||2/1|
Gold Futures won his handicap debut at Market Rasen and is upped a grade for this while Lord Brendy won his maiden over track and trip last month. Teo Vivo landed a novices event at Perth and Yourholidayisover has been raised 7lb for scoring at Carlisle. But the speculative vote in an open contest goes to TRUST THOMAS, who beat stablemate Granaruid in what looked a more competitive contest at Hexham last time and is only 3lb higher today.
Lord Brendy 5-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Degooch (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Gold Futures (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Settled well off the pace in last, closed 3 out, shaken up and went 3rd 2 out, led last, ridden clear, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Tiradia (11-7) by 5l, 7 ran.
Teo Vivo (FR) 9-2 (11-10) Made all, kept on strongly from last, eased towards finish, won at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Definitely Better (11-0) by 9l, 7 ran.
Dibdabs (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Prominent, led 3rd, not fluent 5th, headed 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Degooch (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Lord Usher (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, weakened 2 out, 8th of 10, 47l behind Clever Cookie (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs in Mar.
Spitz (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Behind, headway after 4 out, ridden 2 out, soon chased leaders, left 3rd at last, kept on flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Keeneland (11-11) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Wilde Pastures (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Made most, driven and headed approaching 2 out, behind and weakening when sprawled on landing last, not recover, 5th of 6, 33l behind Inoogoo (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Molly Milan 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leader until ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Vibrato Valtat (11-10) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Apr.
Trust Thomas 3-1fav (10-5) In rear, pushed along after 3 out, headway after 2 out, ridden after last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Granaruid (10-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Yourholidayisover (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, kept on, idled towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Politeness (10-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.