Emerald Green Feeds Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.90s
- Off time: 15:57:06
|1st||5 Spirit Of Shankly||5/6f|
|2nd||3 Oyster Shell||3¼||4/1|
|3rd||1 Benefit Cut||14||6/1|
Benefit Cut (IRE) 165
|7||159 11-5||Mrs P Robeson||P J Brennan||6/1|
Odin (IRE) 19
|5||159 11-5 p||D E Cantillon||Conor Shoemark (7)||117||5/1|
Oyster Shell 120
|6||159 11-5||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (3)||118||4/1|
Dubai Kiss 162
|4||152 10-12||H Whittington||Aidan Coleman||16/1|
Spirit Of Shankly 202
|5||152 10-12||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||127||5/6f|
Storey Hill (USA) 59
|8||152 10-12||R C Guest||Harry Haynes||100/1|
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 11
|5||152 10-12||M C Chapman||Joseph Cornwall (5)||40/1|
Hardwick Bay 73
|7||145 10-5 t||M Appleby||R Mahon||100/1|
||7||11-5||B Ellison||Danny Cook||4/1|
SPIRIT OF SHANKLY was an odds-on favourite when beaten here and at Ludlow last season but he remains a novice of some potential and can finally get off the mark here receiving 7lb from three of the four previous winners in the race. Benefit Cut won at Kempton in April while Odin is proving consistent and has been holding his own in handicap company but Oyster Shell is probably more interesting, despite finding a couple too good when favourite here in May. Dubai Kiss makes his hurdling debut but still looks the pick of the remainder.
Spirit Of Shankly 1-6fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, led between 3 out and 2 out, headed 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Gee Hi (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Oyster Shell Evensfav (11-2) Tracked leaders, left 2nd 5th, challenged 3 out, every chance when mistake last, one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Bowie (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Benefit Cut (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd at 2nd, led and hit 4th, pushed clear before 2 out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr beating Pearls Legend (11-12) by 6l, 18 ran.
Odin (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th, led 2 out, ridden and headed flat, unable to quicken, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind West Brit (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 2nd until next where pecked slightly, went 2nd again 5th until after 2 out, no extra before last, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Kettlewell (11-5) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Storey Hill (USA) 66-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Little Jimmy Odsox (9-9) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul (flat).
Hardwick Bay 100-1 (10-5) Held up behind leaders, hit 4th, ridden before 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Purple 'n Gold (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Dubai Kiss 10-1 (11-4) Held up in last, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 25l behind Regal Diamond (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gs in Apr.