bet365 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 14 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 3.00s
- Off time: 15:48:55
|1st||15 Wilde Blue Yonder||7/2|
|4||154 11-0||J A B Old||A P Cawley||125/1|
Amazing Scenes (IRE) 211
|4||154 11-0||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||50/1|
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 8
|8||154 11-0||Mrs K A Buckett||Kieron Edgar (7)||97||66/1|
Chase The Wind (IRE) 41
|4||154 11-0||W Greatrex||N D Fehily||15/2|
Chill Factor (IRE) 19
|4||154 11-0||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green (3)||66/1|
Fascino Rustico 261
|5||154 11-0 t||P F Nicholls||R Mahon||11/1|
Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 23
|5||154 11-0||Ian Williams||Rob McCarth (5)||100/1|
In Fairness (IRE) 201
|4||154 11-0||N J Henderson||D Bass||25/1|
Mission To Mars (IRE) 29
|4||154 11-0||N A Twiston-Davies||D Crosse||100/1|
|4||154 11-0||C R Egerton||Sam Twiston-Davies||33/1|
Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 15
|4||154 11-0||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||5/4f|
|5||154 11-0 t1||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||7/1|
Vazaro Delafayette (FR) 20
|4||154 11-0||D Pipe||T Scudamore||25/1|
Wilde Blue Yonder (IRE) 28
|4||154 11-0||A King||R Thornton||7/2|
||4||t||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham||NR|
Puffin Billy (IRE)
||4||11-0||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||11/8|
A very interesting maiden hurdle featuring several likely to go on to better things. Tiqris possibly has the best hurdles form having only found one too good over a longer trip at Ludlow in January. Backhomeinderry was second at Wincanton earlier this month while Chase The Wind, Vazaro Delafayette and Wilde Blue Yonder arrive on the back of some decent form in bumpers. SIGN OF A VICTORY easily landed a Ludlow bumper just over two weeks ago and can score over hurdles at the first time of asking as both Seedling and Very Noble were a little disappointing last time. The latter's stablemate Fascino Rustico ran in the Champion Bumper in March so is obviously held in some regard and shouldn't be ignored.
Very Noble (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 11, 14l behind Amore Alato (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs.
Wilde Blue Yonder (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, led travelling well approaching fnal 3f, shaken up and clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft beating At Reception (10-8) by 13l, 8 ran.
Seedling 9-2 (10-12) Behind, blundered 3 out, never dangerous, 10th of 17, 27l behind Volnay De Thaix (11-5) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Tiqris 7-4fav (11-6) Held up in rear, steady headway after 7th, chasing leaders in 3rd and every chance when hit 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 7l behind King Helissio (11-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 6-5fav (11-2) Held up in touch in mid-division, closed 7f out, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd beating On Tour (11-9) by 8l, 12 ran.
Fascino Rustico 33-1 (11-5) Held up behind, some headway, over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 23, 40l behind Briar Hill (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gs in Mar.
In Fairness (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway and in touch on outside 5f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, ridden and one pace when edged right inside final furlong, no impression when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind Gone Too Far (11-3) at Kempton 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 22l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Mission To Mars (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led, not fluent 5th, ridden and headed before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Irish Cavalier (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Oct, 9 ran.
Vazaro Delafayette (FR) 6-4fav (11-4) In touch, ridden to chase leading pair over 2f out, soon no impression, lost moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 20l behind Zulu Oscar (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Chase The Wind (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, hampered over 1f out, stayed on, went 2nd close, no impression on winner, 2nd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Carningli (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.
Aldeburgh 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 11th of 14, 46l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Amazing Scenes (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 4f out, ridden and pressed before 1f out, kept on gamely inside final furlong, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May beating Mr Cardle (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, hampered 1st, lost place after next, headway approaching 2 out where not fluent, went 2nd last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Massena (11-6) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Chill Factor (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Held up in last pair, headway after 5th, close 3rd 3 out, 4th and beaten next, weakened, 4th of 8, 23l behind Batu Ferringhi (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.