John Crabbie's Cloudy Ginger Beer Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 20.10s
- Off time: 13:55:38
|2nd||12 Me Fein||2½||5/2f|
Marleno (GER) 37
|6||166 11-12 ht||A Middleton||C Poste||100||9/1|
Nicene Creed 22
|7||166 11-12||Mrs S Leech||T Garner (7)||100||14/1|
|9||165 11-11||R H York||Mr P York (5)||99||16/1|
First Morning (IRE) 14
|7||165 11-11 pt||M Blake||J M Maguire||99||10/1|
Gougane (IRE) 17
|9||163 11-9 p||P W Middleton||Miss C V Hart (7)||97||4/1|
Share Option 28
|10||160 11-6||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||94||33/1|
Bosamcliff (IRE) 15
|7||156 11-2||J Mackie||B Hughes||90||33/1|
Thenford Flyer (IRE) 203
|12||148 10-8||B J Llewellyn||Robert Williams (5)||82||20/1|
Majestic Bull (USA) 12
|6||145 10-5||Mrs S Gardner||Jack Quinlan (3)||79||5/1|
|7||141 10-1||O Brennan||G Sheehan (7) (ex1)||75||8/1|
Me Fein (ex7) 9
|8||140 10-0||B Curley||D C Costello||67||5/2f|
||7||117||B J Llewellyn||Christian Williams||95||NR|
||5||10-8||Ian Williams||Harry Skelton||7/1|
Me Fein will probably start favourite for this but he had to be dropped into a seller at Fakenham to get off the mark over timber and carries a penalty here. The heavy ground could also pose problems. GOUGANE looks a much safer proposition, despite the drop in distance. Successful over fences in June, he was second over 2m5f at Southwell last time and Phil Middleton has a good strike rate here with his hurdlers. Share Option isn't badly handicapped if recapturing his best form but the handicapper appears to have a grip on Mufreesboro now and First Morning was well beaten on his return from a break. Majestic Bull can confirm recent C&D running with Amazingreyce and looks best of the rest.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd before 4th, led 7th, headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 9, 24l behind On The Bridge (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Bosamcliff (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outside, lost place 5th, soon behind, tailed off 2 out, 6th of 10, 45l behind Lean Burn (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs.
Me Fein 10-3 (10-1) Raced wide soon in touch, went 2nd 8th, led 2 out, pushed clear last, heavily eased run in, comfortable, won at Fakenham 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Mangonel (11-12) by 7l, 11 ran.
Marleno (GER) 14-1 (11-1) Held up behind, headway 5th, chased leaders under pressure before 3 out, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression before 2 next, 6th of 14, 24l behind Wings Of Smoke (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Thenford Flyer (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Tracked leading trio, went 2nd 2 out, tried to close before last, soon readily held and no impression, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Salomo (11-12) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in May.
Gougane (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, left 5 lengths 2nd when hit 2 out and slightly hampered, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Amazingreyce 9-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, blundered 4th, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Lean Burn (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Nicene Creed 66-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, effort over 3 out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 21l behind Dormouse (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Murfreesboro 7-2fav (11-9) Held up behind, chased leaders on inside 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 11, 9l behind Feeling (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Share Option 20-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, 12th of 17, well behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
First Morning (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Close up, weakened from 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Dormouse (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Majestic Bull (USA) 10-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, led before and headed last, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Lean Burn (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.