Roseland Group Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f
- (3yo+, 2m 5f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 53.70s
- Off time: 15:23:54
|1st||6 Killimore Cottage||2/1|
|2nd||4 Noble Chic||1¼||14/1|
Henok (FR) 270
|6||166 11-12||D Pipe||A Glassonbury||100||15/8f|
My Viking Bay (IRE) 164
|8||164 11-10 p||J G M O'Shea||Mr P D Bohan (7)||98||10/1|
Noble Chic 17
|7||161 11-7||S-J Davies||Mr J Mahot (7)||95||14/1|
Life Long (IRE) 17
|8||160 11-6||Mrs A L M King||T Messenger||94||7/2|
Killimore Cottage 26
|5||157 11-3||P W Hiatt||Trevor Whelan (5)||91||2/1|
Feeling Peckish (USA) 37
|8||140 10-0 t||M C Chapman||G J Galligan (10)||70||16/1|
||7||1112||P A Kirby||2nd Preference||100||NR|
||8||112||Tim Vaughan||2nd Preference||90||NR|
||5||112||P A Kirby||2nd Preference||90||NR|
||8||10-12||Mrs A L M King||R McGrath||9/1|
HENOK hasn't been seen since finishing fifth at Uttoxeter in March but this is by far his easiest task to date over hurdles and he can win on his first start for the Pipe team. Killimore Cottage only won by a head at Doncaster last month and is 6lb higher here but should be thereabouts again while Life Long bids to go one better than at Warwick earlier this month, though the winner has failed to frank the form since. My Viking Bay has only won one of his 28 career starts and that was a seller. He's likely to find at least a couple of these too good again.
Bob's Ticket (IRE) 22-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not always fluent, mistake and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Power Pack Jack (10-3) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Sep '11, 12 ran.
Duneen Point (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Moscow Ivan (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft, 12 ran.
Killimore Cottage 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, led last 100 yards, kept on under pressure, just held on, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov beating Royal Deal (11-5) by hd, 13 ran.
Noble Chic 20-1 (12-0) Prom to 14, 6th of 13, 24l behind Shy John (12-0) at Point-to-Point Owners & Riders 3m ptp gs.
My Viking Bay (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 15, 47l behind Bobowen (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Life Long (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, headway after 3 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 66-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 9l behind Red Rouble (11-10) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Henok (FR) 7-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, challenged before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 5th and no extra last, 5th of 8, 14l behind Copsehill Girl (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.