Follow Vickers.Bet On Facebook Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) 2m 3f 188y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 188y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £5,446 2nd £2,509 3rd £1,254 4th £628
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 44.80s
- Off time: 17:50:37
|1st||1 Not What It Seems||Evensf|
Not What It Seems (IRE) 25
|6||164 11-10 h||Micky Hammond||Emma Smith-Chaston (5)||107|
Cartonne (FR) 41
|5||157 11-3 h||D McCain Jnr||B S Hughes||106|
Clean Getaway (IRE) 60
|5||157 11-3 h||P A Kirby||Joe Williamson (5)||98|
|5||157 11-3||G Boanas||Tom Midgley (5)||95|
Pepite Fleurie 45
|5||150 10-10||Mrs Dianne Sayer||C O'Farrell|
Teescomponentsfly almost certainly ran better than expected here two weeks ago. Not What It Seems finally got his head in front over track and trip last month but now has to give 7lb to CARTONNE, who has been placing in stronger company and can record his first victory today. Neither Clean Getaway nor Pepite Fleurie have shown much so far.
Not What It Seems (IRE)7-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway under pressure to press leader approaching 2 out when slightly hampered, every chance last, ran on well flat, won going away, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) gs in Apr beating Haas Boy (11-10) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Cartonne (FR)6-4 (11-6) Led and soon clear with two others, ridden and joined 2 out, headed next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Parisencore (11-6) at Haydock 2m mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Teescomponentsfly125-1 (11-6) Held up in last, not fluent 3rd, pushed along briefly after 6th, in touch 3 out, went 3rd after next, no impression on winner, kept on, 3rd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Gold Miner (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Clean Getaway (IRE)28-1 (11-0) Mid division, ridden and outpaced home turn, weakened from 3 out, last of 6, dist behind Jet Of Magic (11-6) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Pepite Fleurie40-1 (10-7) Raced freely, prominent, led before 3rd, slow and headed next, led again after 5th, headed after 6th, dropped to last before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 4, dist behind Rock Legend (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (4) gd in Mar.