Ellen Timney Foundation Christmas Handicap Hurdle 2m 178y
- (3yo+, 2m 178y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £4,684 2nd £2,158 3rd £1,078 4th £540 5th £350 6th £350
- Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.30s
- Off time: 13:00:42
Sambezi (FR) 9
|6||168 12-0 pt||O Signy||Mr Jack Andrews (3)||105|
|5||163 11-9||M Walford||Jamie Hamilton||100|
Patient Dream (FR) 143
|4||163 11-9 t||D McCain Jnr||Peter Kavanagh (5)||100|
Monjules (FR) 306
|4||161 11-7 t1||H Fry||Lorcan Murtagh (3)||98|
|5||156 11-2 t||Micky Hammond||Joshua Thompson (10)||93|
Haveyougotmymoney (IRE) 41
|4||156 11-2||Paul Robson||Callum Bewley||93|
|5||154 11-0 t||T D Easterby||Nathan Moscrop||91|
|6||142 10-2 t||P A Kirby||C O'Farrell||78|
Quoteline Direct 46
|9||119 h||Micky Hammond||Miss Becky Smith||100|
Strong Team (IRE) 22
|9||104 p||C Grant||Thomas Willmott||81|
Snowed In (IRE) 206
|13||102 p||Lizzie Quinlan||Sean Quinlan||74|
El Jefe (IRE)
||4||11-4||A B Hamilton||William Shanahan||11/1|
This doesn’t look a strong race and PATIENT DREAM may well defy an absence. He’s switched to Donald McCain’s yard since last in action and earlier placed efforts over timber suggests he can go close back in a handicap for this. Strong Team won here in the summer of last year and placed back over timber at Newcastle while Hildenley has won on the Flat since last seen over hurdles. Monjules won a juvenile hurdle here last year and has joined Harry Fry subsequently.
Quoteline Direct14-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 13, 9l behind Alwajd (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Strong Team (IRE)25-1 (10-2) Led, ridden and hard pressed 2 out, headed approaching last, chased winner thereafter, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Lover Boy (11-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Snowed In (IRE)6-1 (10-3) Led, headed 2nd, tracked leader until pushed along 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 12, 21 3/4l behind Mac Be Lucky (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Monjules (FR)16-1 (10-10) Prominent, hit 1st, edged right and bumped next, not fluent 3rd, lost place 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Jan.
Sambezi (FR)7-1 (12-0) With leader, led after 3rd, headed next, ridden 2 out, weakening when hampered final bend before last, 5th of 8, 29l behind Zestful Hope (12-2) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Astroman22-1 (12-0) Midfield, headway 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 12 3/4l behind Silkstone (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Haveyougotmymoney (IRE)16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, pressed leaders 2 out, soon ridden and held, 5th of 9, 13 1/4l behind Melburnian (11-7) at Kelso 2m hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Patient Dream (FR)7-1 (9-9) Slowly away, in rear, closed on outside 8f out, effort over 3f out, weakened from over 2f out, last of 5, dist behind Smart Champion (9-0) at Beverley 2m hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Buto14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, 6th halfway, pushed along early straight, 5th and no impression 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, 6th of 16, 24 3/4l behind Naturally Blond (11-2) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Hildenley15-2 (9-8) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never threatened, 6th of 13, at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Madeeh28-1 (9-11) Blew start and lost many lengths, always towards rear, made no impression, last of 7, dist behind Citizen General (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Oct.