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3:30 Hexham 23 Apr 2012

Happy Birthday Declan & Valerie Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (4yo+) (2m48yds) 2m Heavy 8 hurdles
1st £2,737.60 2nd £798 3rd £399.20


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 115 126 29 125
b g Passing Glance - Floriana (Selkirk)
Tracked leaders, headway to challenge approaching last, led run-in, driven out (op 11-10 tchd 13-8)
2  ½
9 1012 22 115
b g Killer Instinct - Chipewyas (FR) (Bering)
Led, joined and ridden approaching last, headed run-in, rallied, held near finish (op 12-1 tchd 8-1)
3  34 [34½]
5 105 81
b g Supreme Sound - Cudder Or Shudder (IRE) (The Parson)
Held up towards rear, steady headway from 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, no chance with first two (op 50-1)
4  [39]
7 105 p 104 79
b g Outofthebox (USA) - Diablo's Blend (USA) (Diablo)
Chased leader, mistake 4th, ridden 2 out, weakened bend before last (op 11-4 tchd 3-1 and 9-4)
5  6 [45]
5 912 64
b m Bollin Eric - Bollin Nellie (Rock Hopper)
Jumped very slowly 1st, soon behind, not fluent after, struggling 4 out, never on terms (jockey said, regarding running and riding, that his orders were to jump off handy, get the mare jumping and to do his best, it was very slow at the first hurdle, at which point he felt he needed company, it continued to jump slowly throughout until staying on one paced from the last to the line; vet said mare returned lame) (op 66-1)
6  nk [45¼]
5 1012 70
b g Dushyantor (USA) - DaiquiriI (IRE) (Houmayoun)
Not fluent on occasions, held up towards rear, outpaced after 3 out, no impression after (tchd 18-1)
7  8 [53¼]
6 109 62
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Vanity Jane (IRE) (Revoque)
Held up, steady headway after 3 out, weakened before next (op 25-1)
8  35 [88¼]
5 1012 27
b g Nayef (USA) - Fasliyeva (FR) (Fasliyev)
Ran without declared tongue-tie, behind, shortlived effort after 3 out, beaten next, tailed off (op 10-1 tchd 9-1)
9  22 [110¼]
6 1012 5
b g Dr Massini (IRE) - Glacial Friend (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Not fluent on occasions, midfield, struggling 4 out, soon beaten, tailed off (op 66-1)
5 1012 t 70
bb g Oscar (IRE) - Our Dream (IRE) (Bob Back)
Held up, steady headway and in touch before 2 out, weakened bend before last, fifth and well beaten when fell heavily last (op 80-1)
6 105
b m Milieu - Croaghnacree (IRE) (Mister Lord)
Midfield, struggling after 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off when pulled up approaching last (trainer's rep said mare was in season)
7 1012
b g Dernier Empereur (USA) - Woodram Delight (Idiots Delight)
Behind, not fluent and driven 3rd, struggling after next, tailed off when pulled up before last (op 40-1)
6 109
br g Grape Tree Road - Chantilly Rose (Primitive Rising)
Took keen hold, chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, struggling after next, tailed off when pulled up before last (tchd 20-1)
6 105
ch m Great Palm (USA) - Fairygreen (IRE) (Toulon)
Pulled hard, prominent, mistake 4th, outpaced when mistake 2 out, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before last
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