Virgin Bet Daily Money Back Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) 3m 84y
- (4yo+, 3m 84y, Class 2, 7 runners)
- Winner £13,008 2nd £5,980 3rd £2,990 4th £1,495 5th £748 6th £372
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 56.78s
- Off time: 15:52:34
|1st||2 Sweet Will||10/3|
|2nd||5 The Newest One||1¼||3/1f|
Hunters Call (IRE) 23
|13||168 12-0||O Murphy||Lewis Stones (5)||134|
Sweet Will (IRE) 20
|6||160 11-6||G P Cromwell||C P McNamara||126|
Sirobbie (IRE) 21
|9||153 10-13 b1||Ian Williams||C J Todd||119|
The Newest One (IRE) 29
|8||151 10-11||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||117|
Bumpy Johnson (IRE) 23
|7||151 10-11 pt||D Pipe||David Noonan||117|
Snipe (IRE) 23
|6||148 10-8||D Skelton||Bridget Andrews||114|
Hasty Parisian (IRE) 14
|5||143 10-3 p||M F Harris||Harry Reed||109|
Theme Tune (IRE) 56
|8||112 p||N W Alexander||Non Runner||122|
||10||11-9||G Boanas||Theo Gillard||10/3|
Another tricky puzzle to solve. Hunters Call is 3lb lower than his last winning mark but the longer trip would be a worry and he’s not getting any younger. Sirobbie is hard to catch right and Chepstow runner-up The Newest One is still a maiden over timber. Bumpy Johnson should progress again now he’s got his head in front and Sweet Will won at Cheltenham when last over the smaller obstacles. SNIPE has only won a maiden at Ffos Las so far but is the least exposed of these and this longer trip will suit Dan Skelton's charge back in a handicap today.
Theme Tune (IRE)9-2 (11-11) Prominent, ridden when mistake 3 out, made challenge approaching last, kept on strongly to lead final 110yds, won going away, won at Newcastle 3m hcp (3) sft in Jan beating Bushypark (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Sweet Will (IRE)5-2fav (10-13) Mid-division, headway into close 3rd travelling well when bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Navan 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Feb.
The Newest One (IRE)20-1 (11-0) Soon led, shaken up after 3 out, soon ridden along and faced sustained challenge, headed approaching final flight, kept on well but held close home, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Inch House (11-0) at Chepstow 3m (4) gs in Feb.
Hasty Parisian (IRE)8-1 (10-7) In rear, hampered 2nd, pushed along 7th, went 3rd before 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Press Your Luck (12-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Feb.
Bumpy Johnson (IRE)7-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway out wide chasing leaders 4th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and went 2nd approaching the last, led run-in, soon quickened clear, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Feb beating Issam (11-11) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Sirobbie (IRE)17-2 (10-9) Held up off the pace in last pair, closer 5th, ridden after 3 out, outpaced soon after, hung left and modest headway run-in, 6th of 8, 7 1/2l behind Annual Invictus (12-0) at Newbury 3m hcp (3) gd in Feb.
Hunters Call (IRE)16-1 (11-10) In rear, pushed along 4 out, some headway 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 10 1/2l behind Sonigino (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Feb.
Snipe (IRE)1-2fav (11-6) Made all, reminder after 4 out, clear from 3 out, ridden before next, driven between last two, awkward at the last, driven out, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn (4) gs in Feb beating Keable (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.