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2:55 Newcastle 30 Nov 2002

Pertemps 'Fighting Fifth' Hurdle Class A Grade 2

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m46yds) 2m Good To Soft 9 hurdles
1st £29,000 2nd £11,000 3rd £5,500 4th £2,500 5th £1,250 6th £750
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 118 b 155 148 160
ch g Polar Falcon (USA) - I'll Try (Try My Best)
Tracked leader, led after 6th, pushed clear flat, very comfortably (op 5-4 tchd 11-8, 6-4 in places and Evens)
2  6
8 110 140 134 146
ch g Be My Guest (USA) - Exciting (Mill Reef)
Went prominent 5th, 3l 2nd when blundered 2 out, hit last, kept on well, no chance with winner (op 6-1 tchd 10-1)
3  8 [14]
6 110 159 126 139
b g Rock Hopper - Mayfair Minx (St Columbus)
Headway to track leaders 3rd, effort 3 out, stayed on same pace from next (op 6-4 tchd 7-4)
4  7 [21]
8 110 119 130
gr g Roselier (FR) - Bonny Joe (Derring Rose)
Held up, went prominent 5th, outpaced approaching 3 out, no danger after (op 7-1 tchd 10-1)
5  9 [30]
5 110 125 110 119
b g Kris - Ahbab (IRE) (Ajdal)
Well away, led and clear to 3rd, headed after 6th, soon lost place (jockey said gelding finished distressed) (op 14-1 tchd 20-1 in places)
6  7 [37]
7 110 112
b g Zafonic (USA) - Didicoy (USA) (Danzig)
Always in last place, outpaced from 4th
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