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2:50 Newton Abbot 23 Jul 2017

John Bircham Memorial Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (4yo+) (2m5f122yds) 2m5½f Good To Soft 10 hurdles
1st £5,084.68 2nd £1,493.01 3rd £746.51 4th £373.25


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 112 h 99 125
br g Beneficial - Inishbeg House (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Took keen hold, held up well in touch in midfield, tracked leaders 4th until went 2nd soon after 3 out, led bend before next, soon in command, very easily (tchd 2/1)
2  23
5 1011 78 100
gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - She Runs (FR) (Sheyrann)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in midfield, closed to track leaders 5th, effort in 3rd after 3 out, ridden and outpaced on bend before 2 out, no chance winner after, mistake last, kept on under pressure to snatch 2nd last stride (op 5/1)
3  shd [23]
6 112 78 101
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Oilpainting (IRE) (Welsh Term)
Took keen hold, chased leader until led 4th, ridden and headed bend before 2 out, soon outpaced and well beaten next, mistake last, lost 2nd last stride (op 5/6)
4  29 [52]
9 109 50 74
b g Dr Massini (IRE) - Fernhill Queen (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Led until 4th, chased leader until dropped to 4th under pressure soon after 3 out, soon lost touch and well beaten next, tailed off (op 12/1)
5  dist [82]
5 109 31
b m Mr Dinos (IRE) - Ardilaun (IRE) (Darnay)
Held up in touch in rear, ridden bend before 7th, soon struggling and losing touch when mistake 7th, tailed off next
7 112 p
b g Gold Well - Sarah Marshall (IRE) (Flemensfirth)
Chased leaders until 4th, soon dropped to 4th and no response to pressure, tailed off next until pulled up after 6th (jockey said the gelding was never travelling) (tchd 66/1)
4 106 p1 80
b f Fantastic Spain (USA) - Smart Cassie (Allied Forces)
Chased leaders until lost place and ridden before 5th, dropped to last and lost touch under pressure after next, tailed off when pulled up 2 out
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