simplythebestevents.co.uk Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 44.60s
- Off time: 13:35:32
|1st||5 Cusheen Bridge||7/1|
|2nd||4 Marju's Quest||3½||9/2|
Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 42
|6||166 11-12 v1||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||110||9/4|
Dealing River 8
|7||163 11-9 p||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||107||7/4f|
Tender Surprise 28
|5||162 11-8||N B King||Trevor Whelan (3)||106||6/1|
Marju's Quest (IRE) 42
|4||160 11-6||David Dennis||N D Fehily||105||9/2|
Cusheen Bridge (IRE) 34
|6||158 11-4 t||C T Pogson||A Pogson||102||7/1|
||10||b||Miss M P Bryant||Conor Shoemark||80||NR|
||6||10-8||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||11/4|
Tender Surprise has done well this term thanks to good placement by his yard but will have to improve again to handle DEALING RIVER, who quickly reverts to hurdles after one chasing attempt. The Bailey charge was nicely progressive over timber and this looks a good opportunity to regain the winning thread. Marju's Quest also remains open to progress over hurdles and Noel Fehily is a good booking whereas Ubaldo Des Menheis has shown little or nothing in eight starts since joining the O'Neill team. The market should prove the best guide to his chances here in a first-time visor under the champion jockey.
Hawk Gold (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Behind, headway into mid-division 4th, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 7th of 12, 24l behind Galley Slave (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Cusheen Bridge (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Always in rear, 6th of 7, well behind Jawaab (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Marju's Quest (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, jumped right 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next, 4th of 9, 21l behind Ittirad (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Led until 4th, pushed along before next, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Ittirad (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Tender Surprise 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, chased winner approaching 3 out, soon ridden, one pace when not fluent and lost 2nd last, no impression flat, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Sureness (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Dealing River 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 4th until 8th, chased leading pair until 4 out, soon ridden and outpaced in 4th, left poor 3rd 3 out, no chance, left in poor 2nd at the last, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Hallings Comet (11-6) at Southwell 2m nov chs (4) gd.