Watch On 3 Devices racinguk.com/anywhere Maiden Hurdle (Div 1) 2m
- (3yo+, 2m, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 57.10s
- Off time: 12:27:51
|2nd||4 Fair Loch||4½||9/2|
Auto Mac 11
|5||160 11-6||M E Sowersby||Brian Harding||100/1|
Benzanno (IRE) 77
|4||160 11-6||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||9/4|
Escape To The West 32
|5||160 11-6||Miss J E Foster||Samantha Drake (5)||100/1|
Fair Loch 29
|5||160 11-6||K R Burke||Harry Haynes||9/2|
Pelican Rock (IRE) 14
|4||160 11-6||D Thompson||Adam Nicol (5)||200/1|
Persian Peril 71
|9||160 11-6||G A Swinbank||Harry Skelton||25/1|
Rainbow Peak (IRE) 420
|7||160 11-6||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||2/1f|
Time Of My Life (IRE) 142
|4||160 11-6 t||P Holmes||Joe Colliver (5)||33/1|
Yorkist (IRE) 55
|5||160 11-6 h||B Ellison||Nathan Moscrop (7)||102||7/2|
Torrington Deal 24
|5||153 10-13||J M Jefferson||F Keniry||100/1|
||3||107||Micky Hammond||Tony Kelly||NR|
||4||11-6||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||5/1|
RAINBOW PEAK is another high-class recruit from the Flat for John Ferguson. He raced just the once for Godolphin having won the French Derby for Michael Jarvis back in 2010 and is certainly a cut above these if taking to hurdling. Benzanno is a useful handicapper on the level and has joined the McCain yard. He's rated much higher on the Flat than other hurdling newcomers Time Of My Life and Khelac. Bumper winner Fair Loch makes his debut over timber and could go well along with the more experienced Yorkist.
Khelac 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and joined inside final furlong, already headed when hit near side rail inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Sword of The Lord (9-9) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct (flat).
Yorkist (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader until after 1st, stayed handy in chasing group, mistake 5th, every chance before 2 out, weakened last, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 7, 27l behind Turtle Watch (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Fair Loch 25-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 3f out, ridden before 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 19, 46l behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs in Apr.
Benzanno (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon led, headed over 1f out, faded, 9th of 13, 9l behind Seussical (9-0) at York 1m 2f (2) gd in Oct (flat).
Rainbow Peak (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) In rear, headway to go in touch over 6f out, pushed along and slightly outpaced 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Mull Of Killough (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Nov '12 (flat).
Time Of My Life (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, soon headed, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Silver Samba (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug (flat).
Persian Peril 7-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Super Duty (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '11, 12 ran.
Torrington Deal 200-1 (10-10) Always in rear, struggling when mistakes 6th and next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Bonnet's Vino (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Auto Mac 80-1 (10-12) Always behind, outpaced 3 out, no chance when hit next, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Forthefunofit (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Escape To The West 16-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along 7f out, weakened 6f out, 9th of 11, 49l behind Mystical Dreamer (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Pelican Rock (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Always behind, detatched after 3rd, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ruacana (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec '12, 14 ran.