Bet Live At corbettsports.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 57.60s
- Off time: 14:00:52
|1st||10 Who's Cross||7/4|
|2nd||3 Bullet Street||8||10/11f|
|3rd||11 Who's Jeff||6||33/1|
Billesley Road 22
|5||156 11-2||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||33/1|
Billing (IRE) 43
|5||156 11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||66/1|
Bullet Street (IRE) 12
|5||156 11-2||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||129||10/11f|
Euro Trash (IRE) 70
|7||156 11-2||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||25/1|
Greatown (IRE) 24
|6||156 11-2 t||W Kinsey||Charlie Huxley||66/1|
Laidback Leo 43
|5||156 11-2||R Dickin||C Poste||80/1|
|8||156 11-2||Mrs A Clarke||Michael Byrne (3)||16/1|
Take The Mick 22
|6||156 11-2||Miss V Williams||S Thomas||10/1|
Walcot Lathyrus 22
|8||156 11-2||R Lee||Jake Greenall (3)||50/1|
Who's Cross (IRE) 144
|5||156 11-2||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||7/4|
Who's Jeff (IRE) 20
|5||156 11-2||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||33/1|
|6||149 10-9||B J Llewellyn||Donal Fahy||150/1|
||5||11-1||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||5/4|
Having left Willie Mullins' yard in the autumn, bumper winner Who's Cross has his first start for Nicky Henderson but he may struggle to get the better of BULLET STREET. Evan Williams' chestnut was only beaten five lengths by Triumph Hurdle favourite Far West in a Class 2 at Ascot 12 days ago and was entitled to need that first run since scoring at Limerick in November. Take The Mick may do better in handicaps but is still preferred to Euro Trash and Who's Jeff.
Who's Cross (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th and no extra 3f out, weakened and tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-10) at Tipperary 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Bullet Street (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, left in 3rd approaching 3rd, effort 2 out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Far West (11-1) at Ascot 2m nov hdl (2) sft.
Who's Jeff (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Pulled hard, led and soon well clear, reduced lead halfway, headed over 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Tradewinds (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs.
Walcot Lathyrus 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd or 5th, headway before 6th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Billesley Road 50-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, well beaten before 3 out, last of 16, well behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.
Panache 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge and hung left from over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Strongly Suggested (11-0) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep '11.
Euro Trash (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Behind, struggling before 3 out, tailed off next, 10th of 12, 37l behind Goodtoknow (10-11) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Billing (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, mistake and lost place 5th, ridden after next, well beaten from 7th, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Chiberta King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Take The Mick 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, some headway after 7th, weakened after next, tailed off, 7th of 16, well behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Greatown (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, tailed off before 3 out, 16th of 21, well behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Laidback Leo 200-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 5th, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Chiberta King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Sharagen 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, jumped left next, soon well behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Alder Mairi (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy.