Bay Middleton Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 46.47s
- Off time: 15:25:45
|2nd||4 The Right Time||nk||7/2|
Faustina Pius (IRE) 9
|6||166 11-12 b||M Sheppard||C Poste||96||12/1|
Douchkirk (FR) 147
|7||158 11-4 p||J G M O'Shea||James Best (3)||88||11/4f|
Flashy Star 183
|5||155 11-1||P Henderson||Mr G Treacy (7)||85||3/1|
The Right Time 43
|6||153 10-13 t||A W Carroll||Mr J Hamer (5)||83||7/2|
|4||147 10-7 bt||R T Phillips||Adam Wedge||79||9/2|
|7||140 10-0 t||B R Summers||Brendan Powell||67||6/1|
It's not easy to make a case for many of these. Massachusetts races from out of the handicap proper while the four-year-old Movementneverlies has shown nothing so far. Faustina Pius is difficult to catch right and races over hurdles for the first time this year. With Douchkirk and Flashy Star returning from their summer break this can go to THE RIGHT TIME, who is only a plater but did at least reach the frame at Worcester last month over a similar trip.
Massachusetts 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced before 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 17l behind Kyles Faith (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd in Jul.
The Right Time 50-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 12l behind Fintan (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f (5) gf in Jul.
Movementneverlies 16-1 (10-3) Held up behind, headway 3 out, a close 3rd and every chance when blundered badly 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 20l behind Jewellery (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Flashy Star 20-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 3 out, soon well beaten, hampered next, 9th of 11, well behind Be Bop Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Faustina Pius (IRE) 15-2 (11-8) In touch on outside, ridden 7th, lost place next, well beaten 4 out, mistakes 3 out and 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind To The Sky (11-9) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.
Douchkirk (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in last pair, not fluent 3rd and next, some headway and mistake 5th, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, plugged on in to 4th run-in, 4th of 7, 6l behind Captain Sharpe (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f sel hcp hdle 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.