Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The River Don Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)
- (Class 1, 21 runners)
- Surface: Turf
Aerial (FR) 42
|7||160 11-6||P F Nicholls||132|
At Fishers Cross (IRE) 43
|6||166 11-12||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||145|
Big Society (IRE) 25
|7||164 11-10||T R George||117|
Buffalo Ballet 22
|7||160 11-6||N W Alexander|
Cloudy Copper (IRE) 14
|6||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||145|
|6||166 11-12||M Bradstock||Matthew Batchelor||150|
Fiddlers Bid 36
|6||160 11-6||F O'Brien|
Gevrey Chambertin (FR) 21
|5||166 11-12||D Pipe||145|
Green Flag (IRE) 24
|6||166 11-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||130|
Le Bec (FR) 50
|5||164 11-10||Miss E C Lavelle||135|
Loose Preformer (IRE) 280
|7||160 11-6||D O'Meara||121|
Lord Wishes (IRE) 41
|6||160 11-6||J Ewart||132|
Midnight Appeal 42
|8||164 11-10||A King||134|
Midnight Oscar (IRE) 42
|6||164 11-10||K C Bailey||125|
|9||160 11-6||Miss C Dyson|
Neptune Equester 31
|10||166 11-12||B Ellison||129|
O'faolains Boy (IRE) 21
|6||164 11-10||Miss R Curtis|
Return Spring (IRE) 52
|6||164 11-10||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||132|
Rockawango (FR) 25
|7||166 11-12||J Ewart|
Sammys Gone (IRE) 21
|7||164 11-10||P J Hobbs||132|
Whisper (FR) 31
|5||164 11-10||N J Henderson||A Tinkler|
At Fishers Cross (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Held up in touch, headway on outside 2 out, soon challenged, led before last, ridden and held on flat, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec beating Inish Island (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Cloudy Copper (IRE) 5-2fav (11-8) Held up in rear but in touch, good headway approaching 4 out, led soon after 3 out, pushed 3 lengths clear 2 out, drew further clear soon after, stayed on strongly, eased close home, won at Kempton 3m nh nov hdl (3) sft beating Hold On Julio (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Gevrey Chambertin (FR) 5-6fav (11-12) Made virtually all, drew clear from 2 out, very easily, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Oscar Prairie (11-5) by 7l, 10 ran.
Green Flag (IRE) 5-6fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, clear next, not fluent last, stayed on, won at Ayr 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy beating Ballybogey (11-2) by 10l, 9 ran.
Neptune Equester 8-1 (11-7) Made all, challenged last, all out flat, won at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec beating My Arch (11-10) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Rockawango (FR) 13-2 (11-11) In touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, went close 3rd and every chance 2 out, ridden last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Veloce (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Coneygree 11-10fav (11-7) Made all, came towards stands side rail before last, soon pressed, ridden and stayed on strongly to forge clear flat, won at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec beating Aerial (11-0) by 6l, 7 ran.
Big Society (IRE) 6-5fav (10-12) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, edged left flat, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy beating Phone Home (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 17 ran.
Le Bec (FR) 8-1 (11-4) With leader, led before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Taquin Du Seuil (11-0) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Midnight Oscar (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged before 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, driven out, won at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Kaysersberg (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Whisper (FR) 4-6fav (10-12) Settled in rear but in touch, headway 3 out, every chance next, led after last, ran on strongly, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating The Jugopolist (10-5) by 6l, 8 ran.
Sammys Gone (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, tracked leading pair after 3 out, led narrowly approaching next, driven and hard pressed last, ridden flat, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Benvolio (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Return Spring (IRE) 13-8fav (11-5) Mid-division, not fluent and lost place 1st, headway approaching 6th, challenged 2 out, no impression on winner last, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Midnight Appeal (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
O'faolains Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led until after 3rd, led next, clear 2 out, ridden out, won at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy beating Oscar Magic (11-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Midnight Appeal 16-1 (11-4) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside after 3 out, went 2nd next, ridden and effort between last 2, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Aerial (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear in touch, headway on outside approaching 2 out, effort to challenge on stands side rail last, soon ridden, kept on same pace, well held flat, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Buffalo Ballet 7-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 4 out, went poor 3rd 3 out, ridden next, stayed on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft beating Veloce (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lord Wishes (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec beating Maybe I Wont (11-0) by 11l, 11 ran.
Neltara 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 6th, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 20, 14l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Loose Preformer (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, fell 12th, in a race won by Problema Tic (11-11) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Fiddlers Bid 15-8fav (11-0) Led, pressed from 3 out, headed before last, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Ballytober (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) hvy in Dec.