Gower Gold Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) 1m 7f 182y
- (4yo+, 1m 7f 182y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,446 2nd £2,509 3rd £1,254 4th £628
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 49.01s
- Off time: 17:51:52
|1st||7 Leading Theatre||8/13f|
|2nd||6 Nibras Gold||1||10/3|
|3rd||4 Olly's Folly||1¼||7/1|
Colemanstown Lad (IRE) 15
|6||158 11-4 h||O Murphy||Fergus Gregory|
Gilwen Gus 86
|5||158 11-4||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge|
Montaqem (FR) 217
|5||158 11-4||Daniel Bourne||Conor Ring (3)|
Olly's Folly 24
|8||158 11-4||Mark Gillard||Fergus Gillard (3)||81|
Valamix (IRE) 60
|5||158 11-4 t||Jamie Snowden||G Sheehan|
Nibras Gold (IRE) 233
|4||152 10-12 t1||D Pipe||David Noonan|
Leading Theatre (IRE) 17
|6||151 10-11||F O'Brien||Max Kendrick|
Le Mur (FR) 17
|5||151 10-11||W Greatrex||Henry Brooke|
Wicked West (IRE)
||5||11-4||Dr R D P Newland||Sam Twiston-Davies||5/6|
Connections have been fairly bold in their previous targets for LEADING THEATRE though she’ll need to brush up upon her jumping having rather let herself down at Worcester on a first start over hurdles. Nibras Gold won a couple of races over staying trips on the Flat and this will be a first outing for David Pipe. Olly's Folly was easy to back at Newton Abbot and would be disappointing if something couldn’t improve past him but Valamix may just need a little more time before we see the best of him.
Leading Theatre (IRE)6-5fav (11-2) Chased leaders on outside, jumped right, led before not fluent 3 out, not fluent last, edged left and headed flat, held close home, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Cool Stone (11-2) at Worcester 2m mdn (4) gs in May.
Nibras Gold (IRE)7-2 (9-7) Led and set decent pace, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened soon after, 4th of 8, 3l behind Lindwall (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Olly's Folly50-1 (11-2) Led, headed and tracked clear leader after 2nd, headway into close 2nd before 2 out, ridden 2 out and ran on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6 1/4l behind Greystoke (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (3) gd in May.
Valamix (IRE)50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, switched right 3f out, no impression on front pair over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8 1/4l behind Rambo T (11-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f (5) gd in Mar.
Le Mur (FR)66-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led after 4th, headed after next, outpaced 3 out, weakening when not fluent 2 out, last of 4, 36 1/4l behind Cool Stone (11-2) at Worcester 2m mdn (4) gs in May.
Montaqem (FR)17-2 (9-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 8 1/2l behind Love Poems (9-10) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Colemanstown Lad (IRE)14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, went fourth before 6th, pushed along before 3 out, well held when hampered 2 out, 4th of 6, dist behind Ukantango (11-0) at Aintree 2m (4) gd in May.
Gilwen Gus125-1 (11-0) Not fluent 1st, mid-division, unseated rider 2nd, at Taunton 2m 3f (4) sft in Mar.