Weatherbys Bank Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 10 runners)
- Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 5.70s
- Off time: 15:21:05
|2nd||3 Corrin Wood||2½||2/1f|
|3rd||9 American Life||2¼||12/1|
Simarian (IRE) 46
|8||166 11-12||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)||130||25/1|
Ski Sunday 25
|8||163 11-9 t||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||127||10/1|
Corrin Wood (IRE) 21
|6||163 11-9||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||127||2/1f|
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 18
|8||161 11-7||W Greatrex||Will Pettis (10)||125||12/1|
|8||156 11-2 pt||P R Webber||L Treadwell||120||9/1|
Tullyraine (IRE) 88
|9||156 11-2||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||120||15/2|
Herdsman (IRE) 25
|8||156 11-2||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||120||4/1|
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 18
|7||150 10-10||B Leavy||Harry Challoner (5)||114||28/1|
American Life (FR) 18
|6||144 10-4 pt||A Middleton||D Crosse||108||12/1|
Pension Plan 20
|9||142 10-2||P Bowen||B Hughes||106||10/1|
Golden Call (IRE)
||8||11-4||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||14/1|
Herdsman has got his act together over hurdles of late and landed a double at Wetherby beating Tweedledrum last time. However, he was all out to score by a neck on that occasion and is 6lb higher today so a chance is taken on CORRIN WOOD instead. The latter finished a respectable third in a higher grade race at Carlisle three weeks ago behind the progressive Shutthefrontdoor - a similar effort here should suffice. Ski Sunday has claims if forgiven a below-par run at Ffos Las last time and Tullyraine has slipped down to a tempting mark if rediscovering his best.
Tullyraine (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Went left start and slowly away, jumped left in rear and mistakes, behind 8th, 6th of 7, 39l behind Simply Wings (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f beg chs (3) sft in Dec.
Corrin Wood (IRE) 7-2 (10-6) Tracked leader, hampered 8th, led 3 out, ridden and headed last, no extra flat, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-0) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) sft.
American Life (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, some headway 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 15, 13l behind Dream Again Boys (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Sarando 33-1 (11-1) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, mistake 3 out, no extra from next, 6th of 8, 32l behind Storm Survivor (9-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led until 2nd, not fluent 4th, outpaced after next, weakened 3 out, 3rd of 5, 25l behind Stow (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) hvy.
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 50-1 (10-1) Always in rear, tailed off, 11th of 18, 39l behind Master Of The Sea (10-11) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft.
Herdsman (IRE) 4-1fav (10-8) Tracke dleaders in 3rd, went 2nd at 8th, led before 3 out, pressed on run-in and looked like getting past when found extra and just held on, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Tweedledrum (10-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Pension Plan 20-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 13l behind Hada Men (11-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft.
Simarian (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Held up, mistake 6th, always in rear, well behind before 8th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ely Brown (11-0) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan, 18 ran.
Ski Sunday 14-1 (11-8) Prominent, led 4th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 10th of 14, 35l behind Kaylif Aramis (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.