Friends Of Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 14.77s
- Off time: 16:22:07
|2nd||2 Hot Whiskey||20||3/1|
Always Smiling (IRE) 109
|7||166 11-12 t||C J Mann||Harry Bannister (7)||100||20/1|
Hot Whiskey (IRE) 19
|6||166 11-12 t||B G Powell||Mr Charlie Deutsch (7)||100||3/1|
|7||161 11-7 t||A J Honeyball||Aidan Coleman||95||2/1f|
Shine In Time (IRE) 16
|6||161 11-7||Mrs L J Mongan||J E Moore||95||16/1|
Absolute Shambles 6
|10||158 11-4 p||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||92||9/1|
Newton Thistle 18
|7||152 10-12||B Pauling||D Bass||86||7/1|
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 18
|11||148 10-8||S D Dixon||Mr L Kilgarriff (7)||82||10/1|
|6||147 10-7 t||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green (3)||81||10/1|
Burnthill (IRE) 18
|9||141 10-1 pt||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn (7)||75||18/1|
||7||11-10||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||9/1|
Hot Whiskey has yet to win but finished closer at Huntingdon last time and has claims off his current mark. Shine In Time is another to consider on the back of a third at Fontwell but Newton Thistle failed to complete either side of scoring at Towcester last month. Warsaw Pact also won at Towcester recently when following-up an earlier victory at Wincanton. But he's upped in class for this and TARADREWE is preferred. The latter showed her first worthwhile form over timber when a close-up fourth at Taunton a week ago and can land this racing off the same mark. Absolute Shambles may also figure back on a faster surface.
Taradrewe 11-4fav (11-7) With leader, led after 7th, headed 2 out, soon rallied, every chance last, kept on, 4th of 12, 1l behind On The Move (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Hot Whiskey (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Mid-division in 5th, ridden before 2 out, went 3rd after last, kept on, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Vicator 80-1 (11-0) Towards rear, outpaced 4 out, never dangerous, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Azure Aware (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Held up in last pair, pushed along approaching 7th, reminder after 4 out, headway to 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, hung left flat, stayed on, won at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Cropley (10-6) by nk, 7 ran.
Burnthill (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Led until 3rd, pressed leader, went right 5th, led again briefly 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 7, 22l behind Warsaw Pact (9-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Absolute Shambles 9-1 (10-10) Led, headed before 7th, chased leader, pushed along before 9th, kep ton towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Sea Cadet (10-0) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Always Smiling (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Prominent early, gradually lost place, jumped slowly throughout, behind from 10th, modest 5th', last of 5, 49l behind Une Artiste (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares nov ch (4) gs in Dec.
Newton Thistle 5-2fav (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened soon after 3 out, behind and pulled up before last, in a race won by Warsaw Pact (9-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 7 ran.
Shine In Time (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, pushed along before 8th, beaten after next, rallied to modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Cove (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs.