Join Vickers.Bet Free Bet Club Handicap Hurdle 3m 3f 9y
- (4yo+, 3m 3f 9y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,730 2nd £1,719 3rd £859 4th £430 5th £350 6th £350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 59.60s
- Off time: 18:20:52
|2nd||3 Lake Shore Drive||2¾||9/5|
|3rd||6 Cresswell Queen||14||13/8f|
Lake Shore Drive (IRE) 19
|10||158 11-4 vt||R G Hawker||B S Hughes||88|
Balkotic (FR) 22
|6||157 11-3 pt||Micky Hammond||Miss Becky Smith (3)||87|
Miraculous Getaway (IRE) 34
|7||154 11-0 t||S England||Jonathan England||84|
Cresswell Queen 25
|7||153 10-13 ht||T Davidson||Harry Reed||83|
Karapiro Doug 25
|6||152 10-12 p1||G Boanas||Tom Midgley (5)||82|
Landacre Bridge 24
|6||152 10-12||H Hogarth||Callum Bewley||82|
Howzat Hiris (FR) 33
|5||145 10-5||Micky Hammond||Jack Hogan (7)||75|
Zen Master (IRE) 14
|10||142 10-2||M E Sowersby||Peter Kavanagh (5)||72|
Bird On The Wire (FR) 24
|7||t||D McCain Jnr||Theo Gillard||98|
Presenting Yeats (IRE) 17
|6||118 pt||M F Harris||Non Runner||92|
Stamina won’t be a problem for last month’s Exeter winner Lake Shore Drive and Brian Hughes has been booked to ride Richard Hawker’s Somerset raider. Cresswell Queen has been much improved since tackling this much longer trip here lately and she may have more to offer but Milton Harris’ stable has continued to fire in the winners after last season’s exploits and a recent third at Newton Abbot is sure to have brought forward PRESENTING YEATS (NAP), who is a thorough stayer. Howzat Hiris is the pick of Micky Hammond’s pair and best of the rest along with Bird On The Wire.
Bird On The Wire (FR)15-2 (11-12) Towards rear, hampered 1st, headway into midfield 5th, pushed along after 8th, driven after 4 out, stayed on into modest 4th before last, faded flat, 5th of 11, 13 3/4l behind Ribeye (10-11) at Newcastle 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Presenting Yeats (IRE)4-1 (10-8) Jumped left at times, chased leaders, lost place 3rd, ridden after 6th, rallied to chase winner briefly bend before 2 out, 3rd and held from 2 out, 3rd of 5, 5 1/2l behind Morfee (11-10) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Balkotic (FR)28-1 (9-2) Slowly away, soon switched left, behind, struggling 6f out, plugged on final 2f, went modest 5th towards finish, 5th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Dereham (8-11) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Lake Shore Drive (IRE)8-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, closed 3 out, led last, clear towards finish, readily, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Miss Harriett (10-2) by 5 1/2l, 18 ran.
Cresswell Queen4-1 (10-9) In rear and detached early, headway tracking leaders home turn, ridden to lead narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 8 1/2l behind Great Raffles (10-0) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Howzat Hiris (FR)40-1 (10-1) Mid-division, headway tracking leader 3 out, short of room 2 out when pushed along, kept on well from last for 3rd, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind The Questioner (10-9) at Wetherby 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Karapiro Doug250-1 (11-3) Mid-division, pushed along from 4 out and struggling, tailed off, 5th of 7, dist behind Not What It Seems (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) gs in Apr.
Landacre Bridge16-1 (10-12) Keen in midfield, towards rear 6th, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 12, 37l behind Bestiarius (11-4) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Zen Master (IRE)25-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway 6th, lost place 2 out, no extra, 5th of 8, 19 3/4l behind Hurricane Dylan (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Miraculous Getaway (IRE)4-1 (10-8) In touch, ridden 4 out, headway next, held in 5th when blundered and unseated rider last, at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Mar.