Bet Live At corbettsports.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 3.30s
- Off time: 14:00:35
|1st||4 Kings Bandit||3/1|
|2nd||6 Simply A Legend||8||11/10f|
Bit Of A Scruff (IRE) 736
|7||156 11-2||Mrs H Parrott||Jack Doyle||150/1|
Carpies Boy 42
|5||156 11-2 t||W Greatrex||W Featherstone (10)||150/1|
Herecomesthehollow (IRE) 765
|8||156 11-2||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||5/1|
Kings Bandit (IRE) 69
|6||156 11-2||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||3/1|
Silent Knight (IRE) 39
|5||156 11-2||W Greatrex||N Fehily||14/1|
Simply A Legend 27
|5||156 11-2||A King||R Thornton||119||11/10f|
Troyan (IRE) 81
|7||156 11-2||R Dickin||C Poste||17/2|
Wing Mira (IRE) 89
|6||156 11-2||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||16/1|
Ronnie Rockcake 11
|4||147 10-7||B Pauling||D Bass||66/1|
Who's Cross (IRE)
||5||11-2||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||7/4|
This is a low-key opener and a good opportunity for SIMPLY A LEGEND to finally open his account. He's been second twice over timber, including when only beaten half-a-length by the 133-rated Wadswick Court at Huntingdon in December, and that form is likely to be good enough. Kings Bandit has hinted at ability in bumpers but may need more time while Silent Knight has disappointed so far. Troyan makes his debut over timber but has won a bumper and should be threatening the places along with Wing Mira.
Kings Bandit (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Took keen hold, soon led, headed after 4f, tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, plugged on same pace, no chance with leaders, 4th of 9, 14l behind Son Of Suzie (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Simply A Legend 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, stumbled 5f out, headway over 3f out, never on terms, weakened from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 13l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Troyan (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 10, 19l behind Mountain King (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Wing Mira (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, slow3rd, soon lost place and detatched, left in remote 4th at 2 out, 4th of 5, well behind Key To The West (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Herecomesthehollow (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Merry King (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan '12.
Ronnie Rockcake 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 16, 30l behind Bringithomeminty (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Silent Knight (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Always behind, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, 41l behind Pink Gin (11-4) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Carpies Boy 50-1 (10-8) Always behind, 6th of 8, well behind Baltimore Rock (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Bit Of A Scruff (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Always behind, last of 9, well behind Ballyalton (11-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb '12.