Hoby Selling Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4-7yo, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy (Chase - Soft)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 40.65s
- Off time: 13:40:25
|1st||2 Nicky Nutjob||5/2f|
Leopard Hills (IRE) 15
|5||166 11-12||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||90||11/4|
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 2
|6||158 11-4 p||J G M O'Shea||James Banks (7)||75||5/2f|
|5||152 10-12 b1||C R Egerton||Sam Twiston-Davies||11/4|
Hard To Tell (IRE) 10
|6||152 10-12 h||W G M Turner||A Thornton||13/2|
Kingston Tiger 11
|4||152 10-12 bt||Miss J S Davis||W Hutchinson||7/1|
||6||11-4||R Ford||Harry Challoner||15/2|
It could be a case of last man standing in this very ordinary seller. The trip has to be a concern for supporters of Leopard Hills, while NICKY NUTJOB seems better on a faster surface. James Banks' claim is a major plus, however, and he does have a bit form over this distance so gets a very tentative vote. Capellini, Hard To Tell and Kingston Tiger all sport headgear of some description for the first time but are clearly modest.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 10-1 (9-10) In touch when blundered and unseated rider first, in a race won by The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 12 ran.
Capellini 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost touch with leading trio after 4th, weakened 3 out, no chance after, mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by De La Bech (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 8 ran.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 11, 35l behind Home Run (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) sft.
Kingston Tiger 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, hit 1st, headway 4th, jumped left and mistake next, mistake and weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Alfraamsey (11-5) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct '11.
Hard To Tell (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Took keen hold in touch, lost pace 8th, tailed off 10th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd, 11 ran.