Border Safeguard Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 49.20s
- Off time: 14:55:34
|1st||8 Pass Muster||7/1|
Palus San Marco (IRE) 36
|4||166 11-12||C E Longsdon||J M Maguire||100||3/1f|
Cadore (IRE) 22
|5||166 11-12 p||Mrs L B Normile||Grant Cockburn (7)||100||11/2|
Lysino (GER) 17
|4||165 11-11||C Grant||K Renwick||99||10/1|
Rhymers Stone 20
|5||164 11-10||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol (7)||98||7/2|
Golden Future 13
|10||164 11-10||P D Niven||B Hughes||98||20/1|
Push Me (IRE) 15
|6||161 11-7||I Jardine||Dale Irving (7)||95||16/1|
Destiny Blue (IRE) 17
|6||156 11-2 t1||B Ellison||D C Costello||90||10/1|
Pass Muster 270
|6||153 10-13||P A Kirby||Adam Nicol (5)||87||7/1|
Lillioftheballet (IRE) 22
|6||151 10-11 v1||J S Goldie||Lucy Alexander||85||18/1|
|6||140 10-0 p||A C Whillans||Callum Whillans (5)||72||12/1|
Laybach (IRE) 20
|9||140 10-0||J S Goldie||G Bartley||71||40/1|
Cadore was still beaten a long way despite finishing second to Civil Unrest over track and trip last time. The latter went on to win again at Kelso where he beat RHYMERS STONE only a length. That form gives Lucinda Russell's charge every chance and he looks up to opening his account in this. Lysino should go well again on the back of a third at Sedgefield, but the likes of Lillioftheballet and Vittachi have plenty to find with the selection and Push Me looks high enough in the weights.
Pass Muster 11-2 (11-8) Held up towards rear and keen, one pace and no impression from 2 out, 6th of 15, 18l behind Mutanaker (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Cadore (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 4th and mistake 2 out, kept on to chase winner run-in, no impression, 2nd of 10, 17l behind Civil Unrest (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Vittachi 5-1 (9-9) Tracked winner, ridden after last (over 3f out), one pace, 6th of 10, 16l behind Civil Unrest (10-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Push Me (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 8th of 12, well behind Turtle Watch (10-3) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Lysino (GER) 6-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Amir Pasha (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Lillioftheballet (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 10, well behind Civil Unrest (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Golden Future 40-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, soon with leader, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 13, 19l behind Zaplamation (10-4) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Palus San Marco (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up and always in rear, never on terms, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Moscow Me (11-3) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Oct.
Rhymers Stone 11-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, chased winner after last until over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Civil Unrest (10-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Destiny Blue (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 42l behind Favours Brave (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug '12.
Laybach (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) With leader when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Jim Tango (10-9) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs, 8 ran.