Happy 70th Birthday Patrick McNally Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 52.10s
- Off time: 16:00:49
|1st||10 Village Vic||4/11f|
|3rd||3 Bob Tucker||3||25/1|
Bens Moor (IRE) 173
|8||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||33/1|
Berea Boru (IRE) 16
|5||154 11-0 t1||P Bowen||Donal Devereux||33/1|
Bob Tucker (IRE) 36
|6||154 11-0||B G Powell||A P Cawley||25/1|
|7||154 11-0||M H Tompkins||C Bolger||117||9/2|
Hamilton Hill 10
|6||154 11-0||B J Llewellyn||Robert Williams (5)||50/1|
Hurakan (IRE) 13
|7||154 11-0||R J Price||Aidan Coleman||16/1|
Kilcolman Wizard (IRE) 19
|7||154 11-0||L Corcoran||C O'Farrell||50/1|
Kyles Faith (IRE) 137
|5||154 11-0||M Keighley||Ian Popham||20/1|
Native Brian (IRE) 635
|7||154 11-0||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||33/1|
Village Vic (IRE) 173
|6||154 11-0||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||128||4/11f|
Money Money Money 29
|7||147 10-7||Jim Best||Matthew Batchelor||33/1|
Alfies Gift 20
|4||146 10-6||D Burchell||R T Dunne (3)||66/1|
Laurens Ruby (IRE) 14
|4||146 10-6||J L Flint||W Kennedy||50/1|
Dazinski, a useful stayer on the level, was second over a longer trip at Stratford last month and should find a race over hurdles in due course. Berea Boru and Bob Tucker had decent bumper form but need to improve on what they've shown so far over timber while Flat winner Hurakan is probably best watched on his debut under NH Rules. VILLAGE VIC has been very highly tried over hurdles so far. Sixth in last season's Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, he need only reproduce that effort to win easily here though his odds will probably reflect that.
Village Vic (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway and chasing leaders when mistake and ridden 4 out, stayed on from next, one pace 4th before last, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Forresters Folly (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Hurakan (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway and keeping on when hampered approaching final furlong, not pace to threaten, 8th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd (flat).
Bob Tucker (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, lost place 4th, soon behind, no danger after, 7th of 11, 35l behind Leader Of The Land (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Dazinski 7-1 (10-12) Held up in 4th, jumped right, closed 2 out, challenged before last, close 3rd when not much room flat, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Fighter Jet (11-5) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Berea Boru (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistakes, headway after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 11, 24l behind Toughness Danon (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up in rear on outside, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders, 7th of 13, 20l behind Ulzana's Raid (10-12) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in May.
Laurens Ruby (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Prominent, mistake 1st, wandered into next, mistake 6th and pushed along, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 9, 34l behind Saint Thomas (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Native Brian (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, lost place over 5f out, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Cool George (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan '12.
Kilcolman Wizard (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Led, jumped badly right throughout, unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Orthodox Lad (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 7 ran.
Alfies Gift 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, weakened 5f out, 6th of 8, 34l behind Garnock (10-0) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf.
Hamilton Hill 33-1 (10-6) In rear, behind 7th, poor 4th before 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Same Difference (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr '12.
Bens Moor (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Hdwy to ld 12; hdd 2 out; one pce, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Findlay's Find (12-7) at West Wales Area Club 3m ptp gs in Apr.
Money Money Money 10-11fav (10-10) Took keen hold, jumped moderately and always in rear, lost touch before 3 out, tailed off, last of 4, 36l behind Lucys Girl (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.