Racing Welfare Supporting Racing's Workforce Handicap Hurdle 2m 125y
- (4yo+, 2m 125y, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £4,030 2nd £1,857 3rd £928 4th £465 5th £350 6th £350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 8.10s
- Off time: 13:36:27
|1st||8 Lightning Attack||4/1|
|2nd||4 Lady Babs||1½||14/1|
|3rd||5 Major Snugfit||1¾||11/1|
Frisco Queen (IRE) 210
|6||168 12-0||D Brooke||Henry Brooke||100|
Admirals Bay (GER) 525
|6||165 11-11||K C Bailey||David Bass||97|
Pateen (IRE) 13
|10||163 11-9 v||J Bedi||B S Hughes||95|
Lady Babs 319
|8||161 11-7 p||A Crook||J Kington||93|
Major Snugfit 19
|6||156 11-2 pt||R Menzies||Nathan Moscrop||88|
Druk (FR) 31
|4||151 10-11 t||Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero||Fergus Gregory||89|
Yulong Magicreef (IRE) 209
|5||151 10-11||Jonjo O'Neill||Jonjo O'Neill Jr.||83|
Lightning Attack 22
|6||148 10-8||B Haslam||R P McLernon||80|
Doors Breaker (FR) 13
|5||147 10-7 t||T Collier||Thomas Willmott (3)||79|
Casamari Abbey (IRE) 40
|8||146 10-6 p||S G West||Joe Williamson (5)||78|
The Resdev Way 13
|9||143 10-3||Micky Hammond||Miss Becky Smith (3)||75|
||6||11-0||J Candlish||Sean Quinlan||8/1|
The Resdev Way has been in winning form on the Flat. Pateen beat Lady Babs here last summer and is only a pound worse off with the latter not having raced since. Admirals Bay has an even longer absence to overcome so the vote goes to LIGHTNING ATTACK (NAP), who beat a subsequent winner here in February and may well have won on the Flat at Musselburgh last month had he not slipped coming off the final turn. Major Snugfit won at Sedgefield and Southwell in the autumn but his recent runs on the level have lacked sparkle.
Lightning Attack9-2 (9-1) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway when stumbled 4f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, led again inside final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Lednikov (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Lady Babs2-1fav (10-11) Mid-division, headway 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Pateen (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Major Snugfit18-1 (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never in contention, 9th of 11, 20 1/2l behind Wor Willie (9-6) at Thirsk 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Casamari Abbey (IRE)50-1 (10-10) Led, headed 2nd, close up when hit 6th, ridden after 4 out, weakened quickly 2 out, 8th of 13, dist behind Warriors Story (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
The Resdev Way12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, raced keenly in last pair, good headway out wide chasing leaders 4f out, ridden inside final 3f, plugged on in modest 3rd over 1f out, dropped to 4th final strides, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Evaluation (10-0) at Ripon 2m hcp (5) gd in May.
Admirals Bay (GER)17-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, headway to chase leaders 4 out, ridden after 3 out, narrowly led when left clear 2 out, eased down close home, won at Taunton 2m hcp (5) gs in Dec beating Passing Shadow (11-8) by 4 1/4l, 11 ran.
Frisco Queen (IRE)9-1 (11-12) Mid-division on outer, pushed along after 3 out and some headway in 6th entering straight, mistake 2 out, soon no extra, 12th of 16, 35 1/2l behind Ellaat (11-5) at Thurles 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Pateen (IRE)12-1 (11-12) Keen early, led, jumped left 7th, headed before 2 out, weakened flat, 10th of 15, 17 1/4l behind Infiniti (10-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in May.
Doors Breaker (FR)11-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway after 3rd, not fluent 2 out, led last, headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Gerard Mentor (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Yulong Magicreef (IRE)80-1 (9-8) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 3f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 12, dist behind The Nu Form Way (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Druk (FR)22-1 (10-7) Last pair, some headway when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, mistake last, 4th of 6, 27 3/4l behind Transatlantic (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Apr.