Marsh Green 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Standard (to slow )
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 28.70s
- Off time: 15:50:12
|1st||7 Natural Spring||4/7f|
Dalrymple (IRE) 14
|7||154 11-0 t||P Gundry||T J O'Brien||25/1|
Lodgician (IRE) 77
|11||154 11-0 bt||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||16/1|
Social Overdrive (IRE) 20
|7||154 11-0||Miss E Baker||S Thomas||10/1|
Track Star (IRE) 72
|8||154 11-0||L A Dace||Trevor Whelan (5)||50/1|
Annimation (IRE) 64
|9||147 10-7||J W Mullins||W P Kavanagh (3)||7/1|
|7||147 10-7||Mrs P Robeson||Jimmy McCarthy||9/2|
Natural Spring 12
|8||147 10-7||Miss S Smith||P J Brennan||4/7f|
Social Drive and Annimation have both won bumpers on Turf but hardly arrive in the best of form. Dalrymple had eight starts on Polytrack on the Flat and never made the frame once while Lodgician is getting a little long in the tooth, though must have place claims in such an uncompetitive affair. NATURAL SPRING was only beaten a length-and-a-quarter in one of these over course and distance 12 days ago and a similar effort today should see Suzy Smith's mare in the winner's circle as staying hurdler Grassfinch would undoubtedly prefer a lot further and Track Star has yet to show any sign of ability.
Natural Spring 3-1fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, headway on outer over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std.
Grassfinch 10-1 (11-9) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, pushed along 7th, lost place 3 out, weakened betwen last 2, 10th of 15, well behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Social Overdrive (IRE) 40-1 (11-6) Made most until 3rd, chased leaders, soon pushed along in 5th, ridden and mistake 7th, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind King Helissio (11-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Lodgician (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Led, hit 3rd, headed 3 out, soon driven along, lost 2nd before 2 out, soon no extra in modest 4th, 4th of 9, 16l behind Miss Exhibitionist (11-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Dalrymple (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Towards rear, blundered badly 6th, behind and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 15 ran.
Annimation (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened from 7th, mistake next, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Knockfierna (10-12) at Kempton 3m mrs lst hdl (1) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Track Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) With leader, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 8, 13l behind Overlay (10-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.