Foresters Garden Buildings Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 24.00s
- Off time: 17:10:24
|1st||8 Come On Annie||4/1f|
|2nd||9 Green Lightning||3¾||33/1|
Scales (IRE) 133
|7||166 11-12||R Lee||M G Nolan (5)||95||9/2|
Posh Emily 9
|10||161 11-7 p||R J Hodges||Nick Scholfield||90||9/2|
Sarenice (FR) 9
|7||161 11-7||J D Frost||Hadden Frost||90||20/1|
Lady Bridget 51
|5||157 11-3 bt||Mark Gillard||Jake Hodson (7)||86||11/2|
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 44
|6||155 11-1||J G Portman||G Sheehan (5)||84||15/2|
Asian Prince (IRE) 44
|4||152 10-12||A J Lidderdale||W Kennedy||90||16/1|
Moonlight Maggie 91
|6||151 10-11||T R George||Aidan Coleman||80||15/2|
Come On Annie (ex7) 11
|7||149 10-9||B J Llewellyn||M J Quinlan (3)||71||4/1f|
Green Lightning (IRE) 133
|6||140 10-0 b||M H Weston||T Messenger||69||33/1|
By Command 64
|8||140 10-0 b||Mrs L J Young||D C Costello||69||16/1|
||7||P J Hobbs||J M Davies||63||NR|
||5||11-10||M R Channon||W Kennedy||9/2|
Posh Emily doesn't look the force of old and, after challenging two out, weakened quickly approaching the last when fifth here nine days ago. Sarenice was pulled up in that race and is struggling for form but Lady Bridget got back to winning ways last time, though seems to run her best races at Chepstow. The drop back in distance might just suit CUCKOO ROCK and Jonny Portman's gelding, twice a winner on the Flat, can open his account over timber at the ninth time of asking ahead of surprise Ffos Las winner Come On Annie and the four-year-old Asian Prince. Scales would have a chance on his best form but hasn't run since October.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 125-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, blundered and lost place next, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Avoca Promise (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Come On Annie 66-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, hampered 2nd, headway on outside 5th, went 2nd 3 out, led before next, clear approaching last, pushed out, won at Ffos Las 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy beating Lord Of The Dunes (11-9) by 10l, 12 ran.
Green Lightning (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Mistake 3rd, always behind, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Murfreesboro (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Scales (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, fell 3 out, in a race won by Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 20 ran.
Moonlight Maggie 100-1 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden 7th, never near leaders, 6th of 13, well behind Kenai Peninsula (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Lady Bridget 9-4fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along and outpaced before 4 out, led 2 out, kept on well run-in, won at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan beating Oscar Rainbow (9-13) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) In touch, ridden and outpaced in 5th before 2 out, kept on to poor 3rd post, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 15, 35l behind Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Posh Emily 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd at 5th, ridden before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 5th of 13, 21l behind Admiral Blake (10-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Sarenice (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Admiral Blake (10-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 13 ran.
Asian Prince (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leader until ridden before 2 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 47l behind Chris Pea Green (10-9) at Lingfield 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
By Command 50-1 (9-7) Chased leaders to halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 14, well behind Home Run (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.