StanJames.com Champion Hurdle Trial (Grade 2)
- (Class 1, 7 runners)
- Surface: Turf
Balder Succes (FR) 35
|5||166 11-12||A King||145|
Binocular (FR) 319
|9||166 11-12||N J Henderson||167|
Countrywide Flame 31
|5||166 11-12||J J Quinn||155|
Grandouet (FR) 42
|6||166 11-12||N J Henderson||166|
|8||158 11-4||Mrs S J Smith||135|
Peddlers Cross (IRE) 317
|8||158 11-4||D McCain Jnr||165|
Raya Star (IRE) 31
|7||162 11-8||A King||159|
Balder Succes (FR) 7-1 (11-4) In touch until blundered badly and not much room 3rd, soon lost place, behind and struggling before 4 out, tailed off, 16th of 21, well behind Cause Of Causes (10-13) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) hvy in Dec.
Binocular (FR) 4-1 (11-10) Held up in last pair, headway after 3 out, ridden and 4 lengths off winner when blundered last, never going pace to challenge, no impression flat, 4th of 10, 7l behind Rock On Ruby (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Countrywide Flame 6-4fav (11-7) Tracked leading pair, led narrowly after 3 out, headed next, soon ridden and one pace, no impression when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 7, 9l behind Darlan (11-7) at Kempton 2m hdl G1 (1) hvy in Dec.
Grandouet (FR) 5-2 (11-8) Held up in 4th, tracked leading pair 3rd, effort approaching last, ridden and stayed on to press winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Zarkandar (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Raya Star (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in 5th, headway after 3 out, effort and every chance 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 2nd approaching last, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Darlan (11-7) at Kempton 2m hdl G1 (1) hvy in Dec.
Mwaleshi 9-1 (10-12) Led, headed after last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Bakbenscher (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.
Peddlers Cross (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders early, dropped to 6th and switched towards outside 4th, reminders after 12th, under pressure when mistake and pecked 4 out, never able to challenge, soon weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Sir Des Champs (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Mar.