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3:10 Newbury 20 Mar 2015

The Hawk Inn Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (0-115, 4yo+) (3m110yds) 3m½f OMS Good To Soft 12 hurdles
1st £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1112 tv 115 118 126
b g Rail Link - Waki Music (USA) (Miswaki)
Prominent, led 3rd, pushed along after 9th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on strongly to draw clear from last (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement of form, that the gelding was suited by the forcing tactics and the addition of a tongue strap on faster ground) (op 20/1)
2  8
8 117 p 110 107 116
b g Antonius Pius (USA) - Filoli Gardens (Sanglamore)
Mid-division, smooth headway from 8th, tracked leader going well after 3 out, very awkward next, soon ridden, 2 lengths down when not fluent last, no extra final 120yds (op 9/2)
3  [11¾]
6 112 p 105 99 105
b g September Storm (GER) - Keep Hunting (IRE) (Nestor)
Mid-division, not fluent 8th, ridden after next, no impression until stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd final 120yds (op 8/1)
4  ¾ [12½]
6 1010 109 103 109
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Pandalute (IRE) (Indian Danehill)
In touch, took closer order 8th, ridden to chase winner approaching 3 out until 2 out, stayed on same pace (op 10/1)
5  ½ [13]
8 1013 102 95 101
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Sara's Gold (IRE) (Ashkalani)
Held up in last pair, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, went 4th 2 out, held 3rd at the last, no extra final 120yds (op 25/1)
6  7 [20]
6 1110 h 113 101 107
b g High-Rise (IRE) - Jurado Park (IRE) (Jurado)
Mid-division, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out
7  ½ [20½]
11 106 95 82 87
ch g Arkadian Hero (USA) - Impatiente (USA) (Vaguely Noble)
Held up in last pair, ridden after 9th, stayed on past beaten horses from 2 out, never any threat (op 25/1)
8  1 [21½]
5 113 106 93 97
b g Midnight Legend - Recipe (Bustino)
Held up towards rear, headway into midfield 8th, ridden before 3 out, soon beaten (op 13/2)
9  [23¾]
10 116 112 97 101
ch g Karinga Bay - Brass Castle (IRE) (Carlingford Castle)
Mid-division, ridden into 4th after 3 out, weakened after next
10  10 [33¾]
7 1011 100 77 80
ch g Busy Flight - Bustingoutallover (USA) (Trempolino)
Tracked leaders, ridden after 9th, weakened next (op 10/1)
8 118 111
b g Oscar (IRE) - Sister Rosza (IRE) (Roselier)
Mid-division, ridden after 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out (vet said the gelding bled from the nose)
6 1112 t 115
b g Notnowcato - Fairy Queen (IRE) (Fairy King)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, weakened quickly 3 out, pulled up before next (jockey said, regarding the running and riding, that his plan was to sit handy, which he was able to do, but on passing the stands on the first circuit the gelding begun to hang right handed, which he reported at scales on his return. As the gelding was hanging he allowed him to move towards the outside of the track. He added that the gelding stopped hanging until turning out of the back straight when he began to hang again. He further added that the gelding got close to the third last flight and started losing ground, so he felt it prudent to pull up in case there was a physical reason for the gelding was hanging. The rider confirmed that the gelding seemed sound on pulling up) (op 7/2 tchd 4/1 in a place)
5 117 110
b g Mahler - Fine Wings (IRE) (Winged Love)
Led until 3rd, chased winner until 5th, struggling in mid-division 7th, weakened 9th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out (op 25/1)
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