SIS Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 3 runners)
- Winner £2,209 2nd £649 3rd £324 4th £162
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 4.50s
- Off time: 20:26:10
Lysino (GER) 44
|5||166 11-12 h||Dr R D P Newland||S Twiston-Davies||99||1/2f|
Dorry K (IRE) 89
|5||154 11-0||Jim Best||A P McCoy||87||9/4|
Wheelavit (IRE) 20
|11||140 10-0 t||Miss C Dyson||M J Quinlan (3)||72||14/1|
||8||Jim Best||Non Runner||80||NR|
||6||10-11||C R Egerton||G Sheehan||8/1|
Wheelavit is 1lb out of the handicap in a contest that makes little appeal from a betting perspective with the impossible-to-read Best yard fielding two of the four contenders, both ridden by leading jockeys in McCoy and Scudamore. Money Money Money had shown precisely nothing over hurdles before being backed off the boards to score over course and distance for which she picks up a 7lb penalty whilst Dorry K has been absent since late April when unplaced on the level at Brighton. Her best form over timber has been delivered with plenty of cut in the ground which she is not forecast to enjoy here. Choosing between the Best pair would be a random act so LYSINO is taken to score on his first outing for the Newland operation. He scored twice in the space of five days for Keith Dalgleish last month and delivered useful hurdling form for Chris Grant previously. New connections apply a first-time hood and he's a hopeful choice.
Money Money Money 5-1 (10-10) Prominent, went 2nd 2 out, ridden before last, led run-in, held on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Jawahal Du Mathan (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Lysino (GER) 4-1 (10-13) In rear when jumped badly left at 1st, headway to track leader 3rd, ridden 3 out, soon struggling, behind when blundered last, 6th of 8, 26l behind Hawaii Five Nil (11-8) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Dorry K (IRE) 2-1fav (10-6) Always handy, every chance before 2 out, jumped left last, no impression and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Be Bop Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Wheelavit (IRE) 18-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden before 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 23l behind Jaja De Jau (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.