Summertree Novices' Handicap Hurdle 1m 7f 195y
- (3yo+, 1m 7f 195y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,104 2nd £1,430 3rd £715 4th £358 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 45.00s
- Off time: 15:05:40
Electric Annie (IRE) 215
|6||166 11-12||Jack Barber||Nick Scholfield||100|
Sergeant (FR) 11
|4||157 11-3 p||M F Harris||Mitchell Bastyan (3)||92|
|6||154 11-0 p||P Phelan||N F Houlihan (5)||88|
Blood Eagle (IRE) 11
|5||151 10-11 pt||D J Jeffreys||Thomas Bellamy||85|
O'Rahilly (IRE) 162
|9||146 10-6 p||A Irvine||Page Fuller||80|
Uncle O 83
|7||146 10-6 t||C Hobson||Tabitha Worsley (5)||80|
Uae Soldier (USA) 71
|6||140 10-0 b||P Butler||M Goldstein||74|
Dolly McQueen 2
|5||108 t||F Brennan||Sean Houlihan||82|
Global Wonder (IRE)
||5||10-7||Suzi Best||Jack Tudor||7/1|
Apart from falling at the first at Newton Abbot last month, Sergeant has done little wrong since returning from a break. But he does have his quirks and Dolly McQueen, who stayed on into fourth behind him at Exeter 11 days ago, is now 8lb better off though never figured at Stratford on Saturday. HACKBRIDGE has placed three times on the Flat this year and again made the frame back over hurdles at Worcester so may be the value, though Blood Eagle only weakened on the run-in last time at Exeter.
Dolly McQueen12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway going well after 2 out, ridden and beaten before last, 7th of 12, 9 1/2l behind Kilchreest Moon (10-11) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Hackbridge8-1 (10-6) Raced mid-division, ridden 3 out, headway 2 out, awkward last, stayed on well but never getting to first two, 3rd of 12, 4 3/4l behind Theocrat (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Sergeant (FR)8-11fav (10-9) Held up towards rear, effort and headway before 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, shaken up before last, quickened and led 110 yards out, readily, won at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (5) gf in Oct beating Minella Mojo (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Uncle O10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden before 4 out, weakened f rom 2 out, 9th of 12, 36l behind Robin Des Mana (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Uae Soldier (USA)125-1 (9-9) Always behind, 9th of 11, 25l behind City Tour (11-3) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Blood Eagle (IRE)15-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Rathnure Ranger (10-5) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (5) gf in Oct.
O'Rahilly (IRE)12-1 (10-8) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 11th, plugged on one pace from last, 4th of 9, 10 3/4l behind Lawtop Legend (10-3) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Electric Annie (IRE)18-1 (11-9) Towards rear, hit 2nd, ridden after 6th, pulled up before 2 out, at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Mar.