Rural Living Show 23rd March Selling Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 58.20s
- Off time: 14:10:54
|1st||1 Bellflower Boy||6/1|
|3rd||8 No To Trident||1||4/1|
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 21
|10||162 11-8 bt||Dr R D P Newland||Christopher Ward (7)||128||6/1|
Red Jade 21
|8||162 11-8||K Burke||Nick Scholfield||117||28/1|
Advisor (FR) 400
|7||157 11-3||M H Weston||Mr T Weston (5)||110||14/1|
|10||157 11-3||P W Middleton||A P McCoy||105||10/3|
Get It On (IRE) 19
|8||157 11-3||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)||115||9/4f|
Gleannacreim (IRE) 19
|10||157 11-3||C J Gray||M G Nolan (5)||64||200/1|
Helium (FR) 22
|8||157 11-3||A Dunn||Mrs Alex Dunn (7)||110||13/2|
No To Trident 11
|8||157 11-3||J L Flint||Mr T J Flint (7)||99||4/1|
Ten More (IRE) 72
|9||157 11-3||W G M Turner||C J Davies (7)||40/1|
First Spirit 707
|7||150 10-10||Miss Sarah Robinson||Mr M Legg (7)||78||200/1|
Small Fly (IRE)
||8||11-2||R H Buckler||A Glassonbury||9/2|
Many of these have their own ideas about the game, which explains why they've ended up in a seller. Recent Uttoxeter second Get It On finds little off the bridle but has generally competed at a higher level. NO TO TRIDENT was reappearing after a very long absence when runner-up to Crafty Roberto at Market Rasen. There might be a danger that he won't reproduce that run here but he was clear when falling at the last over this trip at Stratford the season before last so gets a tentative vote. Bellflower Boy has won 11 times over hurdles and fences and is clear on official ratings. This is his first appearance in a seller and he must go close but the once-useful Advisor and Helium are probably best watched today.
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 6-4fav (11-5) Led until after 2nd, pressed leader, every chance 3 out, soon under pressure and weakened, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Arrayan (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) hvy.
Helium (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, mistakes 3rd and 4th, fell 10th, in a race won by Big News (10-9) at Ludlow 3m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft, 12 ran.
No To Trident 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, ridden before last, chased winner run-in, always held, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Crafty Roberto (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Get It On (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden after next, beaten when not fluent last, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Stow (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) hvy.
Alwaystheoptimist 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway to go 4th before 4 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 14l behind Thunderstorm (11-7) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Gleannacreim (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, behind 6th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by I Know The Code (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 13 ran.
Ten More (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Not fluent 1st, behind, went 4th and hit 2 out, weakened on long run to last, 6th of 9, well behind Milansbar (10-9) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Advisor (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Quinte Du Chatelet (11-7) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan '12, 9 ran.
Red Jade 3-1 (10-12) Always behind, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Arrayan (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) hvy, 8 ran.
First Spirit 33-1 (11-9) In rear, headway before 8th, not fluent 9th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Reefer Beefer (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar '11, 12 ran.