Murrayshall Hotel Golf/Racing Break Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 10.50s
- Off time: 14:05:19
|2nd||2 Jet Master||8||5/2|
Hidden Future (IRE) 32
|6||159 11-5||C A McBratney||B Harding||118||6/1|
Jet Master (IRE) 54
|6||159 11-5 t||Mrs S C Bradburne||Lucy Alexander (3)||122||5/2|
Oscar Hill (IRE) 1
|6||159 11-5||G Elliott||Callum Whillans (7)||115||2/1f|
Ubaltique (FR) 54
|4||154 11-0||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||10/3|
Blewit (IRE) 39
|4||147 10-7||W Kinsey||Charlie Huxley (3)||28/1|
Illustration (IRE) 39
|4||147 10-7||F P Murtagh||R McGrath||200/1|
Ryton Runner (IRE) 33
|4||147 10-7||Miss Lucinda V Russell||C I Gillies||14/1|
||6||115 t||M A Barnes||M J McAlister||99||NR|
Oscar Hill was entered in a novice chase here yesterday but has some decent form over hurdles in Ireland, though is a bit more exposed than one or two of these. Ubaltique was thrown in at the deep end on his debut for Donald McCain at Kelso and was soon struggling. He may do better here but this looks a good opportunity for the consistent HIDDEN FUTURE to recapture the winning thread. Though only third of four at Downpatrick last time, that was against better company and Colin McBratney's six-year-old looks the one to beat here ahead of C&D winner Jet Master and the lightly-raced Ryton Runner.
Toledo Gold (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Made all, soon clear, ridden before last, edged right run-in, all out towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs beating Mitchell's Way (11-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ubaltique (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Held up last, went poor 4th flat, never on terms, tailed off, 5th of 6, 37l behind Tap Night (11-5) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.
Jet Master (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Led, clear 3rd until approaching 2 out, 2 lengths ahead when blundered last, headed flat, held when joined for 2nd 1f out, stayed on again towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Makbullet (11-1) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Oscar Hill (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Led, ran off bend and attempted to run out approaching halfway, headed and soon 3rd, ridden in 6th 3 out, no extra entering straight, 11th of 18, 26l behind Ghareer (10-1) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 in Mar.
Hidden Future (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up in last, improved to close 2nd 5 out, ridden and challenged last, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Dirar (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gd in Mar.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Towards rear, effort 3 out, headway before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Royal Opera (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Blewit (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, mistake 4th, in 3rd before 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 13l behind Diamond D'amour (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Illustration (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, well behind Diamond D'amour (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.