Betfred Fun And Friendly Juvenile Hurdle 2m 110y
- (3yo, 2m 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 16.00s
- Off time: 12:15:39
Cadoudoff (FR) 14
|3||162 11-8||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||124||11/5j|
Sleepy Haven (IRE) 22
|3||158 11-4||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||123||5/1|
Baradari (IRE) 29
|3||152 10-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||27/10|
Candyman Can (IRE) 10
|3||152 10-12||D J S ffrench Davis||M Grant||20/1|
Ronaldinho (IRE) 75
|3||152 10-12||A King||R Thornton||11/5j|
||3||10-12||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||4/5|
BARADARI wasn't given a hard time once his chance had gone here last month. A useful performer on the Flat in France, he looked very much in need of the run that day and can show what he's capable of now. Cadoudoff and Sleepy Haven have shown a decent level of form but the former is conceding 10lb to the selection and the latter 6lb. Ronaldinho won by 15 lengths on heavy going on the Flat in October so should handle conditions and can't be ignored on his hurdles bow but Candyman Can will need to jump better than he did here 10 days ago and may need further.
Baradari (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 29l behind Calipto (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Cadoudoff (FR) 15-2 (11-7) Led, not fluent 3rd or 3 out, ridden and headed when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, 40l behind Ballyglasheen (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gd.
Sleepy Haven (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led before 2 out, ridden between last 2, headed last, edged left and kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Violet Dancer (11-4) at Sandown 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Made all, raced stand side over 4f out, clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct beating Hero's Story (8-10) by 15l, 8 ran (flat).
Candyman Can (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, some headway approaching 2 out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 23l behind Dawalan (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft.