Celebration Of The Horse Day Novices' Hurdle (Betfair Scottish Hurdle Series Qualifier) 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,165 2nd £935 3rd £468 4th £234 5th £117
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 51.70s
- Off time: 14:18:53
|1st||1 Nathans Pride||11/10f|
Nathans Pride (IRE) 14
|6||166 11-12||Tim Vaughan||Alan Johns (7)||128||11/10f|
Moss Street 1
|4||157 11-3 b||G Elliott||Sean Bowen (7)||113||3/1|
Bellgrove (IRE) 156
|6||152 10-12||I Semple||D C Costello||115||2/1|
Roll Of Thunder 28
|5||152 10-12||J Walton||Miss C Walton (5)||83||100/1|
||5||115 b||D McCain Jnr||Nick Slatter||NR|
||5||11-12||L Lennon||Graham Watters||9/5|
Moss Street will be interesting if running after being due to make his chasing debut here last night, likewise Muwaqeet, due to contest the maiden hurdle on the same card. Bellgrove has some fair handicap form of note but does have an absence to overcome and NATHAN'S PRIDE is preferred irrespective of who does and doesn't turn up. He's been in cracking form with three wins from his last four starts, including a success under Alan Johns, who takes the ride now. His claim will be valuable and the Vaughan inmate is taken to maintain his winning run.
Mawaqeet (USA) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led before 5th, riddeen and headed before last, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Bonobo (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Nathans Pride (IRE) 8-15fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, clear 2 out, won at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Camachoice (10-10) by 17l, 7 ran.
Bellgrove (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Took keen hold, not that fluent, headed 5th, led again after next, jumped right 2 out, driven flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Cool Sky (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Moss Street 13-8 (11-1) Led after 1st, challenged briefly 2 out, soon asserted and 7 lengths clear when slight mistake last, stayed on well, easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf beating Big Kern (11-12) by 12l, 5 ran.
Roll Of Thunder 200-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 46l behind Gabrial The Great (11-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.