32Red Free 10 Bonus Maiden Hurdle 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281 5th £140
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 57.70s
- Off time: 13:55:22
|1st||6 Shantou Tiger||7/2|
|2nd||3 Dakar Run||4||Evsf|
Almost Gemini (IRE) 22
|5||154 11-0 p||C J Mann||G Sheehan||112||11/2|
Billy Two Tongues 22
|6||154 11-0||M W Easterby||Harry Bannister (7)||16/1|
Dakar Run 121
|5||154 11-0||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||122||Evsf|
Driving Well (IRE) 32
|6||154 11-0||A J Whiting||James Best (3)||40/1|
Golden Milan (IRE) 12
|6||154 11-0 pt||Miss R Curtis||P E Corbett (5)||6/1|
Shantou Tiger (IRE) 11
|5||154 11-0||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||113||7/2|
Solitairy Girl 18
|5||147 10-7||Nick Mitchell||D C Costello||66/1|
||6||Miss L Hurley||E Cookson||NR|
Henri Parry Morgan
||5||11-0||P Bowen||Donal Devereux||5/2|
Billy Two Tongues, a winning pointer, is an interesting runner here for Mick Easterby under 7lb claimer Harry Bannister. Shantou Tiger seemed to last home when third over course and distance 11 days ago while Golden Milan was placed over the trip at Ffos Las earlier this month. But DAKAR RUN has easily the best form and, though he hasn't raced since finishing sixth over 2m4f at Doncaster in January, can make his class tell today. Almost Gemini turned in a shocker here last time but that was a better race than this and he has place claims.
Turoyal (FR) 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, not fluent and no chance with winner from 3 out, went 2nd after last, 2nd of 7, 28l behind Twice Returned (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Shantou Tiger (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up in touch, ridden before 3 out, mistake last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Tsar Alexandre (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gd.
Dakar Run 8-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 6th of 17, 39l behind Rainbow Peak (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Billy Two Tongues Evens (12-5) Led 7 til hdd aft 13; led 4 out; comf, won at Pendle Forest & Craven 3m ptp gd beating Lord Multifix (12-5) by 5l, 3 ran.
Driving Well (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 48l behind Kings Bandit (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Golden Milan (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden and every chance 3 out, one pace and beaten before last, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Virtuel D'oudon (11-6) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Almost Gemini (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, hit 5th, headway approaching 9th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Dundee (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Solitairy Girl 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 36l behind Supreme Present (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf.