Halcyon Gallery British Stallion Studs E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m
- (4-6yo, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 26.90s
- Off time: 13:00:33
|1st||5 Minella Definitely||20/1|
|2nd||8 Snake Eyes||nk||1/5f|
Bally Lagan (IRE) 17
|4||152 10-12||R Dickin||Harry Skelton||33/1|
|4||152 10-12||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||11/1|
Bold Raider (IRE) 16
|5||152 10-12||Jonjo O'Neill||W T Kennedy||50/1|
Jack The Cracker 11
|4||152 10-12||W Greatrex||Wayne Hutchinson||50/1|
Minella Definitely (IRE) 44
|5||152 10-12||N P Mulholland||D A Jacob||20/1|
Old Pals Act (IRE) 16
|4||152 10-12||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||33/1|
Piano Concerto (USA) 29
|5||152 10-12||Andrew Turnell||T Scudamore||6/1|
Snake Eyes (IRE) 230
|4||152 10-12||N J Henderson||A P McCoy||1/5f|
Star Presenter (IRE)
|4||152 10-12||P R Webber||D F O'Regan||25/1|
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 14
|4||145 10-5||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||100/1|
Shady Lane 221
|5||145 10-5||A King||R Thornton||10/1|
||4||10-12||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||1/4|
SNAKE EYES was third in a Fairyhouse bumper on his racecourse debut in April and has reportedly been schooling well over timber. He can take this before going on to better things. The others haven't a great deal to recommend them though Bincombe was third at Exeter before being found out in better company at the same track earlier this month. Old Pals Act may also prove a bit better than he's shown so far while newcomer Star Presenter wouldn't need to be anything special to grab a place.
Minella Definitely (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 35l behind Regal Encore (11-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Snake Eyes (IRE) 3-1fav (10-4) Mid-division, headway in 5th 4f out, led entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, challenged inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards and no extra, 3rd of 19, 2l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf gs in Apr.
Bincombe 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, in rear 5th, no impression after, tailed off, 6th of 11, 46l behind Landscape (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft.
Shady Lane 33-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 5f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 12, 31l behind Glorious Twelfth (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.
Bold Raider (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 14, 38l behind Kings Lad (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs.
Star Presenter (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Star Councel.
Old Pals Act (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Led until approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 7th of 14, 37l behind Kings Lad (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs.
Piano Concerto (USA) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, no extra between last 2, 7th of 13, 13l behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 10, 22l behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs.
Jack The Cracker 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, some headway after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 15, 42l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd.