bet365 Maiden Hurdle (Div 2) 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 47.90s
- Off time: 14:50:23
|2nd||3 Deadly Sting||2¼||9/4|
|3rd||2 Celtique Beau||19||14/1|
Abbeygrey (IRE) 24
|5||154 11-0||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge||20/1|
Celtique Beau (IRE) 11
|5||154 11-0||P J Gilligan||A P Cawley||14/1|
Deadly Sting (IRE) 16
|5||154 11-0 p||J Butler||G Sheehan||116||9/4|
|6||154 11-0||Dr R D P Newland||S Twiston-Davies||7/4f|
Presenting The Way 52
|7||154 11-0||H Fry||M J McIntyre (10)||115||4/1|
River Clare (IRE) 33
|6||154 11-0||J G M O'Shea||R Johnson||104||8/1|
Sing Alone 92
|8||154 11-0||C N Kellett||D Crosse||100/1|
Brigstock Seabra 26
|6||147 10-7||Mrs Caroline Bailey||T Messenger||50/1|
||5||J Farrelly||Brendan Powell||NR|
Waterford Star (IRE)
||5||11-0||T R George||P J Brennan||2/1|
Hawdyerwheesht (7/4), Deadly Sting (9/4), Presenting The Way (4/1), River Clare (8/1), Celtique Beau (14/1), Abbeygrey (20/1), Brigstock Seabra (50/1), Sing Alone (100/1)
Deadly Sting has shown more than enough to win an ordinary novice hurdle but it's a worry that he appeared to weaken close home at Aintree last time and has an extra half-mile to cover here. HAWDYERWHEESHT finished seven lengths and two places ahead of Deadly Sting in that Aintree contest. A winner four times up to 1m5f on the Flat, he's progressing nicely over timber and looks ready to open his account now. Presenting The Way would have claims on his second at Wincanton in April but Abbeygrey and River Clare are proving disappointing and Celtique Beau was beaten more than 20 lengths when third at Wexford.
Graphical (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Ap; led aft 13 til hdd cl home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Glassawine (12-0) at Albrighton Woodland 3m ptp gd in May.
Hawdyerwheesht 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went left and not fluent 1st, not fluent 3 out, mistake 3 out, hung left before last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Sweet Deal (10-11) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Deadly Sting (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Led until 5th, led before 3 out, soon headed, weakened flat, 5th of 11, 14l behind Sweet Deal (10-11) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Celtique Beau (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Disputed early, 5th halfway, 3rd 2 out but no impression approaching last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 12, 24l behind Posh Frock (10-6) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf.
River Clare (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed when mistake 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Discay (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May.
Brigstock Seabra 66-1 (10-10) In rear, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 8, 38l behind Supreme Present (11-3) at Southwell 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gf.
Abbeygrey (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in touch and in rear, blundered 3rd, eased from 4 out, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Henllan Harri (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Presenting The Way 7-2 (10-2) Tended to jump right and not always fluent, led, mistake 2nd, hit 5th, headed approaching 2 out, mistake and lost 2nd 2 out, weakened between last 2, 6th of 7, 16l behind Pressies Girl (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Sing Alone 125-1 (10-10) In rear, soon well behind, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Shubaat (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cond mdn hdle (5) gs in Mar, 12 ran.