William Hill - No. 1 Downloaded Betting App Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) 3m 1f
- (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 7.10s
- Off time: 15:25:59
|3rd||1 Gorey Lane||8||28/1|
Gorey Lane (IRE) 27
|7||166 11-12 v||J R Norton||S Mulqueen (7)||95||28/1|
Delightfully (FR) 42
|9||163 11-9 vt||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Grant Cockburn (7)||92||4/1|
Irish By Name (IRE) 58
|7||161 11-7||J Wade||John Dawson (7)||90||16/1|
|4||157 11-3||Micky Hammond||J M Maguire||86||4/1|
Desert Tommy 216
|12||155 11-1 p||Lucinda Egerton||Nathan Moscrop (7)||84||20/1|
Almond Court (IRE) 82
|10||152 10-12||R Johnson||K Johnson||81||20/1|
Adili (IRE) 12
|4||150 10-10||B Ellison||Garry Lavery (10)||79||11/1|
Waywood Princess 36
|8||149 10-9||J Groucott||Harry Challoner (5)||78||4/1|
Reckless Romeo (IRE) 26
|4||148 10-8||R Ford||R McGrath||77||16/1|
Burnthill (IRE) 27
|8||145 10-5 pt||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn (7)||74||7/2f|
Desert Nova (IRE) 28
|11||144 10-4||Mark Campion||B Hughes||73||20/1|
||7||10-4||J Groucott||Harry Challoner||6/1|
Most of these are struggling for form so BURNTHILL looks to have a good opportunity. He posted a much better effort when fourth at Towcester last time and can race off the same mark today. Almond Court scored over fences at Hexham in June but has failed to figure since and Desert Tommy has won a point-to-point since last racing under Rules back in 2008. Gorey Lane reverts to hurdles and may finish closer as a consequence but Stickleback was still beaten a long way when third at Hexham last month.
Adili (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Led to 3rd, chased leaders, reminders 8th, weakened 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Iconic Rose (11-5) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 12 ran.
Stickleback 15-2 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 6th, headway under pressure 3 out, went moderate 3rd last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 17, 17l behind Amethyst Rose (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Gorey Lane (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Bumped and fell 1st, in a race won by Presented (11-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov, 13 ran.
Waywood Princess 16-1 (10-1) Tracked leader until after 8th, soon lost weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off, last of 6, 38l behind Hopatina (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Delightfully (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 17l behind Maggie Blue (10-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Burnthill (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, challenged 5th, led 8th, headed before next, every chance 3 out, one pace before last, 4th of 13, 6l behind Kings Apollo (10-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Desert Tommy 13-8 (12-5) (v) lost tch 14; no imp 3 out, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Dark Moon (12-5) at Border 3m ptp sft in May.
Almond Court (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led to 10th, weakened 12th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Chicago Outfit (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Desert Nova (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 44l behind Portway Flyer (11-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Irish By Name (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, weakened before 4 out, last of 12, well behind The Liquidator (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Reckless Romeo (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Led until after 7th, led again briefly next, chased leader until approaching 3 out, mistake and weakened soon after 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Omid (10-6) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft, 9 ran.