PDS Ltd 'Design Studio' E.B.F. Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 5f
- (4-6yo, 2m 5f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 22.40s
- Off time: 13:18:10
|2nd||1 Silver Eagle||2½||10/11f|
Silver Eagle (IRE) 14
|5||162 11-8 t||K C Bailey||S Thomas||134||10/11f|
Crookstown (IRE) 14
|6||158 11-4||B I Case||Killian Moore (5)||25/1|
A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 14
|5||152 10-12||Ian Williams||W Kennedy||5/1|
Beaujolais Bob 21
|5||152 10-12 t||Richard Hawker||Mr Robert Hawker (7)||66/1|
Garrahalish (IRE) 37
|5||152 10-12||R Dickin||C Poste||100/1|
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 27
|5||152 10-12||C E Longsdon||Kielan Woods (3)||11/4|
Knockanrawley (IRE) 195
|5||152 10-12||K C Bailey||Tom Bellamy (7)||14/1|
Major Martin (IRE) 14
|4||152 10-12||C P E Brooks||Joshua Moore (3)||100/1|
Speckled Door 19
|5||152 10-12||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||16/1|
||4||1012||B Ellison||Craig Gallagher||NR|
Two Rockers (IRE)
||5||10-12||A King||W Hutchinson||7/2|
Silver Eagle came unstuck in a Listed handicap over a longer trip at Cheltenham last time but has every chance on earlier form, despite a double penalty. A Tail Of Intrigue was finishing second for the third time in a row on his hurdles bow at Uttoxeter and will be winning soon but Crookstown was beaten a long way over 2m at the same track on the same day and looks worth opposing again. GLOWINGINTHEDARK looks the one to beat on his third to the highly-rated Oscar Fortune at Carlisle with Kielan Woods taking off 5lb, though winning pointer Knockanrawley is worth monitoring if attracting market support. The latter may be a better long-term prospect than Southwell runner-up Speckled Door.
Lucky Cody (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 15, 14l behind Howaboutnow (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.
Knockanrawley (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rcd 4th, 2nd from 7th, ld brfly 6out, 3rd from 5out, disp 4out, ld 3out, rdn 2out, 2l adv gng best bef last, so, won at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Rock Me Zippo (12-0) by 2l, 14 ran.
Silver Eagle (IRE) 5-1fav (10-11) In touch, lost place 9th, behind from 4 out, 11th of 17, 20l behind Return Spring (9-13) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd.
Garrahalish (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along 6f out, weakened over 5f out, 4th of 7, 21l behind Truckers Steel (11-4) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, every chance before 2 out, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Oscar Fortune (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd before 3 out, strong challenge next, switched left before last, every chance flat, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Ashes House (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Major Martin (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Prominent, mistake 6th, soon pushed along and lost place, 6th of 8, 29l behind Blakemount (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Crookstown (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, prominent, mistakes, led 4th, headed before 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 8th of 13, 50l behind Oscars Den (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Beaujolais Bob 50-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 5f out, hung left and lost place entering straight, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Zulu Oscar (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Speckled Door 4-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway to track leaders 6th, went 2nd before 2 out, every chance 2 out, hung left and no extra between last 2, left poor 2nd last, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Houndscourt (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.