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- (5yo+, 2m 7f, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 41.30s
- Off time: 14:10:11
|1st||5 Buachaill Alainn||5/2f|
Twirling Magnet (IRE) 59
|7||159 11-5 b1||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||125||9/2|
|7||152 10-12 pt||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||118||66/1|
|6||152 10-12 pt||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||125||10/1|
Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 27
|6||152 10-12 v1||P Bowen||J E Moore||134||5/2f|
High Ron 33
|8||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||40/1|
Pantxoa (FR) 26
|6||152 10-12||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||119||5/1|
Presenting Paddy (IRE) 53
|5||152 10-12||Mrs S J Humphrey||Jack Quinlan (3)||50/1|
Special Account (IRE) 20
|8||152 10-12||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||128||5/1|
|7||152 10-12 pt||R Mathew||Lee Edwards||250/1|
The Irish Tig (IRE) 396
|8||152 10-12||G McPherson||Sam Twiston-Davies||125/1|
Weekend Millionair (IRE) 46
|6||152 10-12 pt||D Pipe||C O'Farrell||11/2|
||7||115||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||128||NR|
||8||1012||M B Shears||A Glassonbury||NR|
||8||10-12||Nick Mitchell||D A Jacob||25/1|
A very decent contest for the track and time of year as a number of these look capable of holding their own at a higher level. DEIREADH RE proved a little disappointing over fences last season but, refreshed by a break, came good at Fontwell last month. He won twice over hurdles on good ground so the quicker surface here shouldn't be a problem and he can get the better of April's Wetherby second Twirling Magnet and Buachaill Alainn, who was a shade disappointing when beaten at Wetherby last month. Special Account finished ahead of Brassick over 2m4f here recently but a return to the longer trip will suit the latter and also Market Rasen runner-up Pantxoa. Weekend Millionair has won three times over hurdles and could also play a part tackling fences for the first time.
Deireadh Re (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 3 out, challenged 2 out, ridden and every chance last, led run-in, kept on, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f beg chase (4) gs in May beating Silver Commander (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Thehorsemaytalk (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, hit 12th, headway next, weakened before 15th, 5th of 8, 17l behind American Spin (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 6-5fav (10-12) Led headed 1st, tracked leader until before 4 out, rallied from 2 out, kept on run-in, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Green Wizard (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in May.
Brassick 7-4fav (10-12) Pressed leader, led before 2nd, headed next, stayed prominent, ridden before 4 out, one pace in 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Wiffy Chatsby (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd.
Pantxoa (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, niggled along before 8th, ridden after 4 out, chased winner before 3 out, well held, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Grandads Horse (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Special Account (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Held up in 6th, took keen hold, headway after 10th, ridden and hung left 3 out, left 2nd and swerved right to avoid loose horse next, no impression on winner from last, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Wiffy Chatsby (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd.
Presenting Paddy (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 9th, soon weakened, well tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Green Wizard (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Akbabend 20-1 (10-12) Led until not fluent 7th, soon ridden, lost place 4 out, soon behind, last of 10, well behind Sail And Return (10-10) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
High Ron 12-1 (11-0) Tracked winner, joined winner 3rd, led 8th, every chance 2 out, held when mistake last, kept on, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Catch Tammy (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn chs (5) gs in May.
Supralunary 80-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, reminder after 8th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Royal Scoundrel (11-0) at Southwell 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
The Irish Tig (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Wknd 14; to 3 out, 4th of 9, 19l behind King Kieren (12-0) at Bredwardine 3m ptp gd in May '12.
Twirling Magnet (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Held up, not fluent 3rd, headway 10th, left 2nd when mistake 3 out, hung right after last, closed on idling winner, no impression, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Savant Bleu (11-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Weekend Millionair (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 4th, headway approaching 8th, weakened last, 12th of 20, 23l behind Battle Group (11-9) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in May.