William Hill - iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 3, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 14.00s
- Off time: 14:20:45
|1st||2 Saphir River||12/1|
|7||166 11-12 b||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||125||10/3f|
Saphir River (FR) 54
|7||165 11-11 pt||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol (7)||124||12/1|
My Oh Mount Brown (IRE) 28
|6||161 11-7||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||120||6/1|
|5||159 11-5||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (5)||118||4/1|
Vinny Gambini (IRE) 25
|6||159 11-5||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||118||7/1|
Awesome Freddie 986
|8||158 11-4||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||117||9/2|
|6||154 11-0 t||B I Case||P Buchanan||113||12/1|
Embsay Crag 24
|7||147 10-7||P A Kirby||R McGrath||106||9/1|
||5||1111||M Appleby||2nd Preference||117||NR|
||9||11-12||B Ellison||K James||8/1|
Beyeh was well supported at Southwell and came home with her head in her chest. It's no surprise to see her running with a penalty as she'll go up much more than the 7lb extra she has here. My Oh Mount Brown has gone up 13lb for his Uttoxeter victory and might well have been on a five-timer but for blundering badly at the last when beaten by Cyrien Star here earlier. He has every chance of continuing his good run but it's yet another wide-margin winner, RATTLIN, who earns the vote after his facile victory here last time for which a 10lb rise may not prevent a repeat. Vinny Gambini chases a hat-trick on his handicap debut but this is much tougher.
Beyeh (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Always prominent, led after 3 out, drew clear on bit before next, very easily, won at Southwell 2m 4f (4) gs beating Loyaute (11-2) by 15l, 9 ran.
Saphir River (FR) 11-4 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 24l behind Trucking Along (11-6) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.
Rattlin 9-1 (10-7) Prominent, led 5 out, clear before 3 out, eased run-in, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs beating Ballyben (10-11) by 8l, 9 ran.
Bourne 10-1 (10-9) Chased leader, bumped 3rd, hit 8th, led 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, beaten when bumped and pushed right approaching last, 8th of 16, 17l behind Saphir Du Rheu (11-0) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.
Awesome Freddie 11-8 (11-3) Mid-division, headway after 7th, ridden to chase winner who was still clear approaching 2 out, closed from last, gaining near finish, not get there, in a race won by Lion On The Prowl (11-6) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '11, 14 ran.
Orangeaday 16-1 (11-7) Held up in last pair, not fluent 3rd, headway 6th, not fluent next, challenging when jumped left 2 out, soon hung right, mistake last, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr beating Ben Cee Pee M (10-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
My Oh Mount Brown (IRE) 10-3 (11-6) Always prominent, not fluent 4th, mistake 6th, led before 3 out where jumped right, clear next, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Larteta (11-3) by 8l, 10 ran.
Vinny Gambini (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leading pair, travelling well before 2 out, led between last 2, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Carlisle 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft beating Frankie's Promise (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Embsay Crag 7-2fav (11-0) Tracked leader, driven to challenge before 2 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Waltz Darling (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.