Coolmore NH Sires Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £4,241 2nd £1,253 3rd £626 4th £314
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 26.90s
- Off time: 12:30:31
|1st||2 Loose Chips||4/1j|
|2nd||1 Ski Sunday||2½||11/2|
|3rd||8 South Stack||9||6/1|
Ski Sunday 19
|7||166 11-12 t||Tim Vaughan||D C Costello||120||11/2|
Loose Chips 26
|6||166 11-12 b1||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||120||4/1j|
Den of Iniquity 33
|11||165 11-11 be||Miss Amy Weaver||T J O'Brien||119||20/1|
Semi Colon (FR) 26
|6||165 11-11 b1||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||119||5/1|
Hired Hand (IRE) 524
|6||161 11-7||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||115||22/1|
Duaiseoir (IRE) 29
|6||160 11-6||Miss V Williams||S Thomas||114||20/1|
Umberto D'olivate (FR) 190
|4||158 11-4||R Walford||D A Jacob||112||10/1|
South Stack 47
|7||154 11-0||K C Bailey||Charles Greene (7)||108||6/1|
|8||154 11-0||P Henderson||T Scudamore (7)||108||25/1|
Marble Walk (IRE) 259
|7||146 10-6||R Rowe||L P Aspell||100||33/1|
Thoresby (IRE) 23
|6||146 10-6 p||B I Case||W Hutchinson||100||4/1j|
Nicky Henderson's team is starting to get into its stride and it would be no surprise to see Semi Colon produce a better effort in first-time blinkers. Kim Bailey's stable is also going well and South Stack arrives in good heart, though he was behind subsequent Ascot third THORESBY at Towcester last month. The bottom weight appears to have improved lately and can recapture the winning thread here. Ski Sunday's recent form figures don't inspire much confidence but he's been taking on better opposition than this and could easily play a part.
Loose Chips 12-1 (11-12) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, weakened last 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 12l behind San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Ski Sunday 12-1 (11-12) Held up, headway before hit 6th, driven on inside and stayed on approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 8, 17l behind Pocket Too (10-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
South Stack 9-2 (11-5) Mid-division, steady headway on outside before 3 out, led next, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Thoresby (11-2) at Towcester 2m 5f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) gf in Oct.
Thoresby (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, chased leaders approaching next, driven between last 2, went 3rd flat, kept on but never able to challenge, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Den of Iniquity (10-7) 98th of 16, 29l behind Magic Jack (10-12) at Strasbourg(FR) 2m 3f hdl hvy in Oct.
Semi Colon (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Held up mid-division, went 4th after 4 out, weakened before next, 7th of 13, 33l behind San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Marble Walk (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In rear, mistake 10th, ridden next, some headway 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 47l behind Gentleman Jimmy (10-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Umberto D'olivate (FR) (10-4) 98th of 3, 4 1/2l behind Narco Dancer (10-1) at Paray-Le-Monial(FR) 2m 4f chs gs in May.
Duaiseoir (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 49l behind Canadian Diamond (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Hired Hand (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Chased leaders, closed into 4th 3 out, challenged travelling best from next, led before last, pushed out run-in, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl in Jun '11 beating In A Nutshell (11-5) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Kasban 9-4 (11-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd at 2nd until 7th, stayed in 3rd, driven along before 4 out, 4th and no chance with leading trio when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Teenage Kicks (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun '11, 8 ran.