Great Antiques Fair - 20th & 21st April Maiden Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 12 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.70s
- Off time: 14:20:42
|1st||2 Discovery Bay||7/1|
|2nd||6 Pierrers Bounty||¾||16/1|
|3rd||10 Things Change||1¼||20/1|
Big Whitfield 24
|7||154 11-0||D Thompson||Tony Kelly (5)||150/1|
Discovery Bay 39
|5||154 11-0||B Ellison||Danny Cook||7/1|
Firth Of The Clyde 22
|8||154 11-0||J M Jefferson||Harry Haynes||115||15/8f|
Fred Archer (IRE) 34
|5||154 11-0||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||50/1|
Jimmie Brown (USA) 26
|5||154 11-0 t1||A Crook||John Winston (7)||80/1|
Pierrers Bounty (IRE) 22
|6||154 11-0||H Hogarth||R McGrath||16/1|
Potomac (IRE) 267
|5||154 11-0||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||10/1|
Silver Dragon 53
|5||154 11-0||T Coyle||B J Toomey (3)||100/1|
Special Mix 34
|5||154 11-0||M W Easterby||Mr H A A Bannister (7)||17/2|
Things Change (IRE)
|5||154 11-0||J J Quinn||Dean Pratt (7)||20/1|
Ueueteotl (FR) 20
|5||154 11-0||J Ewart||B Hughes||120||9/4|
The Flaming Matron (IRE) 22
|7||147 10-7||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||33/1|
||4||107 he||R C Guest||F Keniry||NR|
Ueueteotl probably has the best recent form having finished less than four lengths behind winner Scarlet Fire over 2m4f at Carlisle earlier this month, though the drop back in distance may not be in his favour. Firth Of The Clyde didn't appear to stay a longer trip when favourite at Newcastle last time, however, and should be a threat here while Discovery Bay managed a couple of wins on the Polytrack on the level, though was well beaten on his hurdles bow. Mick Easterby appears to have his string in good order and SPECIAL MIX showed promise at Sedgefield last month. He may represent a bit of value in this opener.
There's No Rules 25-1 (10-12) Behind, under pressure 4 out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 19l behind Outback (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Discovery Bay 4-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 10th after 4 out, no impression next, 12th of 15, 34l behind Shamkhal (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Pierrers Bounty (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Chased leaders in 4th, blundered 3rd, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 31l behind Runswick Royal (10-13) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Things Change (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Northwood May.
Ueueteotl (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, chased winner and not fluent last, kept on run-in, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Scarlet Fire (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd.
Firth Of The Clyde 5-2fav (11-2) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway after 4th, ridden before last, one pace, 6th of 11, 16l behind Indian Castle (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Special Mix 66-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders in 4th, weakened 3 out, hit last, 5th of 11, 18l behind Runswick Royal (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
The Flaming Matron (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, weakened 3 out, 8th of 14, 39l behind Runswick Royal (10-13) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Potomac (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Always prominent, ridden in 2nd entering straight, led 1 1/2f out, headed under 1f out, rallied to regain lead close home, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp hvy in Jul beating Bold Thady Quill (9-4) by shd, 7 ran (flat).
Jimmie Brown (USA) 80-1 (11-1) Behind, driven to chase leaders on inside before 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 11, 50l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd.
Silver Dragon 33-1 (11-1) Led for about 3f, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 32l behind Dakar Run (10-8) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Big Whitfield 5-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to, 6th of 9, well behind The Dapper Fox (11-7) at West of Yore 2m 4f ptp gd.
Fred Archer (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mistake 1st, in touch, weakened 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Runswick Royal (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.