PDS Ltd 'Promotional Gifts & Merchandise' Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 11 runners)
- Winner £5,254 2nd £1,552 3rd £776 4th £388 5th £194
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 54.70s
- Off time: 14:19:18
|1st||3 If In Doubt||3/1f|
|2nd||11 Ray Diamond||5||10/1|
Touch Back (IRE) 21
|7||165 11-11||Jonjo O'Neill||James Huxham (10)||124||12/1|
If In Doubt (IRE) 230
|5||165 11-11||P J Hobbs||James Best (3)||124||3/1f|
All That Remains (IRE) 36
|8||162 11-8 t||B Ellison||W Kennedy||121||12/1|
Red Admirable (IRE) 14
|7||161 11-7||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||120||8/1|
Urcalin (FR) 212
|5||160 11-6 h||D W P Arbuthnot||A Thornton||119||14/1|
Church Field (IRE) 23
|5||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||Thomas M O'brien (10)||117||9/2|
Bowie (IRE) 20
|6||156 11-2||N Kent||Mr Charlie Deutsch (7)||115||8/1|
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 34
|6||156 11-2||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham||115||12/1|
Saroque (IRE) 225
|6||153 10-13||Miss V Williams||R T Dunne (3)||112||10/1|
Ray Diamond 39
|8||143 10-3||Miss J Du Plessis||M Goldstein||102||10/1|
|8||141 10-1 t||Mrs A Batchelor||Joshua Moore (3) (ex3)||100||33/1|
||6||1112||D McCain Jnr||Non Runner||125||NR|
Church Field appears to be very firmly in the handicapper's grip now, though Jonjo O'Neill counteracts that by putting up 10lb claimer Tommie O'Brien. Another 10lb claimer rides less-exposed stablemate Touch Back while James Best takes 3lb off the returning If In Doubt. Urcalin sports headgear on his reappearance while it's almost a year since Oscatara last saw meaningful action, though he is still unexposed. ALL THAT REMAINS doesn't always deliver but made the well-treated First In The Queue pull out all the stops at Fakenham last time and stays this longer trip. He gets the nod ahead of last month's Exeter winner Ray Diamond.
Oscatara (IRE) 7-4fav (10-9) Raced keenly, led after 1st, made rest, stayed on strongly under pressure before last, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Billy Twyford (10-12) by 4l, 18 ran.
If In Doubt (IRE) 5-4fav (11-8) Held up last, closer order in 5th 6th, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, switched right before last, stayed on well flat, went 3rd and finished well close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Super Villan (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.
Ray Diamond 7-2fav (10-3) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, ridden 2 lengths clear last, kept on strongly, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct beating Mountaineer (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Bowie (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leader until 3rd, tracked leaders, led and hit 6th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind Wily Fox (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.
All That Remains (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) In touch, went 3rd at 6th, effort to press leaders on inside when short of room bend before last, switched right, headway to challenge when hit last, driven and stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind First In The Queue (11-9) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Saroque (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, lost place 5th, struggling towards rear when mistake 6th, tailed off when blundered 2 out, 9th of 11, well behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway to mid-division 8th, pushed along and struggling towards rear when stumbled badly 4 out and pulled up, in a race won by Deciding Moment (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct, 16 ran.
Touch Back (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on outside, not fluent when headway 5th, ridden and one pace before 2 out, no impression, 6th of 10, 13l behind Gores Island (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Urcalin (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, some headway in 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Cry Of Freedom (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in May, 10 ran.
Church Field (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Mid-division on outside, not always fluent, mistake 1st, closed 6th, ridden after 3 out, close 4th 2 out, 5th and beaten last, no extra flat, 5th of 16, 9l behind Valid Point (11-9) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Minneapolis 66-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, well held 3 out, passed some weakening rivals from 2 out, no impression, 8th of 16, 26l behind Keel Haul (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Red Admirable (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, challenged 3 out, led after next, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Di Kaprio (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.