Follow totepool On Twitter And Facebook Novices' Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 34.14s
- Off time: 14:51:02
|2nd||8 Bravo Bravo||11||8/1|
Billy No Name (IRE) 23
|4||166 11-12||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||115||9/2|
Al Alfa 15
|5||163 11-9 t1||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||112||3/1f|
Raduis Bleu (FR) 590
|7||159 11-5||Lady S Brooke||A Thornton||108||33/1|
Flying Vic (IRE) 49
|5||156 11-2||Tim Vaughan||R J Killoran||105||6/1|
Smart Exit (IRE) 27
|5||154 11-0||Mrs P Robeson||T J O'Brien||103||6/1|
Lord Landen (IRE) 17
|7||150 10-10||A Hobbs||Charlie Huxley||99||12/1|
|8||147 10-7 t1||B G Powell||T Scudamore||96||7/1|
Bravo Bravo 22
|5||147 10-7 b||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||96||8/1|
Okafranca (IRE) 664
|7||144 10-4||J A B Old||M D Grant||93||11/1|
Joker Of The Pack (IRE) 533
|7||143 10-3 p||A Hobbs||Peter Carberry (5)||92||25/1|
Setter's Princess 14
|6||140 10-0||R J Hodges||Harry Skelton||89||50/1|
No Woman No Cry
||6||10-9||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||15/8|
Bravo Bravo is upped in the weights and in class after scoring at Chepstow recently so a chance is taken on FLYING VIC. The latter posted his best effort yet over timber when runner-up on his reappearance at Exeter last month and make more appeal than Billy No Name and Al Alfa. Raduis Bleu has the best hurdling form but is returning from a lengthy absence and chase winner Ratify has been off the track for over a year. Lord Landen showed some promise back in 2010 but never got involved on his recent comeback at Southwell.
Okafranca (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, outpaced 9th, kept on under pressure from 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 9l behind Pie At Midnight (11-0) at Bangor 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Feb '11.
Bravo Bravo 8-1 (11-7) Made all, mistake 2nd, clear before mistake 4 out, hit 2 out, hung left and ridden before last, hit last, kept on well, unchallenged, won at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft beating Ripoff (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ratify 8-1 (11-6) Prominent, led 8th until after next, led again 10th, mistake 14th, soon headed, hit 4 out, no impression on winner next, lost 2nd last, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Ballagio (10-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct '11.
Al Alfa 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, pushed along in 6th before next, went 5th 3 out, plugging at same pace and no threat when left modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 13, 16l behind Cloudy Copper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Raduis Bleu (FR) 5-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, chased winner 7th, challenged 3 out, mistake and lost 2nd 2 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 8, 25l behind Camden (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '11.
Flying Vic (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, soon lost 2nd place, rallied and regained 2nd place run-in, always held by winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Annaluna (10-2) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Oct.
Smart Exit (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led 4th, headed approaching 7th, chased leader until approaching 3 out where lost 3rd and mistake, weakened from next, 4th of 14, 38l behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Lord Landen (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Took keen hold in rear, plugging on but no chance when slightly hampered 2 out, 7th of 14, 32l behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Joker Of The Pack (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent when mistake 1st, lost place next, ridden after 6th, last 8th, well held after, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Deireadh Re (11-0) at Worcester 3m mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun '11.
Setter's Princess 50-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 6th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Queens Grove (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Billy No Name (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 7th, pushed along after next, 4th and outpaced when not fluent 3 out, well held by leaders after, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Atlantic Roller (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) sft.