Lambrini Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 30.90s
- Off time: 14:31:13
|1st||3 Sail And Return||12/1|
|2nd||11 Storm Alert||nk||3/1f|
|3rd||1 Canadian Dreamer||5||8/1|
Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 25
|5||166 11-12||N A Twiston-Davies||Adam Wedge (3)||110||8/1|
Maxdelas (FR) 151
|6||166 11-12||R Brotherton||Mr S Drinkwater (7)||110||33/1|
Sail And Return 21
|8||165 11-11 t||P W Middleton||T Garner (7)||109||12/1|
Iceman George 13
|8||164 11-10 p||Mrs L Pearce||Mr F Mitchell (7)||108||33/1|
Am I Blue 30
|6||163 11-9||Mrs D Thomas||M Stanley (7)||107||8/1|
Mariinsky (GER) 35
|6||158 11-4||Tim Vaughan||D Costello||102||10/1|
Aegean Destiny 10
|5||156 11-2||J Mackie||B Hughes||100||9/2|
Torran Sound 20
|5||154 11-0||J M P Eustace||Jack Quinlan (3)||98||6/1|
Sertao (FR) 22
|6||148 10-8||P Bowen||D Devereux (3)||92||14/1|
Storm Alert (ex7) 11
|5||148 10-8||Mrs S Gardner||M G Nolan (5)||85||3/1f|
||8||112 b||M Blake||J M Maguire||100||WD|
||6||11-2||G McPherson||Killian Moore||25/1|
Nothing leaps off the page in this though Storm Alert ground out a win at Fontwell 11 days ago and Micheal Nolan's claim takes care of a large chunk of the extra. Sail And Return won over C&D last month and Aegean Destiny won over 2m here a year ago and gives the impression she's running into form again. Sahrati wouldn't be far away if on a going day and Canadian Dreamer also warrants a second look as he's had only had four runs and makes his handicap debut today. However, we just prefer AM I BLUE who is back over her best trip and has her favoured ground. She was a good third at Ffos Las two runs ago and Matt Stanley's claim can help her back into the winner's enclosure ahead of the one-paced Torran Sound.
Sahrati 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division in touch on inside, driven 6th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, rallied approaching last, ran on flat, went 2nd post, just failed, 2nd of 15, hd behind Bracken House (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
Sail And Return 15-2 (10-9) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 10, 29l behind Benbane Head (11-11) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Storm Alert 5-2fav (11-5) Held up in rear, steady headway after 7th, ridden and in 4th before 2 out, plugged on to lead towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Landenstown Star (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden before last, kept on same pace and no impression, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Ifyousayso (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Mariinsky (GER) 11-1 (11-7) Held up behind in touch, not fluent 3rd and 5th, chased leaders 4 out to next, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 21l behind Knight Valliant (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Am I Blue 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway on outside 7th, driven and one pace in 5th after 3 out, plugged on, 4th of 16, 27l behind Cinevator (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Torran Sound 8-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, ridden next, unable to quicken last, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Murcar (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Aegean Destiny 4-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway after 5th, ridden bypassing normal 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Open Day (11-2) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Iceman George 18-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, took keen hold, some headway after 7th, never on terms, 7th of 13, 22l behind Mexican Bob (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Sertao (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Led until headed before 4 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 7, 41l behind Shotgun Paddy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Maxdelas (FR) 40-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Small Fly (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.