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4:30 Plumpton 15 Apr 2018

Happy 21st Birthday Sophie Mellett Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (0-100, 4yo+) (3m217yds) 3m1f Good To Soft 14 hurdles
1st £3,119.04 2nd £915.84 3rd £457.92 4th £450 5th £450 6th £450 7th £450 8th £450


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 112 95 103 109
ch g Mountain High (IRE) - Good To Travel (IRE) (Night Shift)
Held up in touch in midfield and travelled strongly, went 2nd after 10th, led after 3 out, mistake next, shaken up between last 2, ridden and found enough flat, stayed on, ridden out (op 5/1)
2  ¾
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 72 80 84
b m Midnight Legend - Sweetbitter (FR) (Turgeon)
In touch in midfield, chased leaders 11th, effort to chase winner bend entering straight, mistake 2 out, every chance under pressure last, kept on same pace flat (op 16/1 tchd 12/1)
3  22 [22¾]
8 115 tp 98 88 90
br g Indian River (FR) - Ceilidh Dancer (Scottish Reel I)
Held up in touch, outpaced by leading trio and mistake 11th, never getting back on terms after, ridden to go modest 3rd between last 2, no impression and weakened flat (op 13/2)
4  7 [29¾]
11 1113 102 86 87
b g Gold Well - Shindeesharnick (IRE) (Roselier)
Behind, detached last 3rd, some headway after 10th but never getting on terms with leaders, 6th and ridden along before 3 out, well beaten 2 out, went modest 4th flat (trainer said gelding was unsuited by the going, officially described as good to soft and would prefer a quicker surface) (tchd 8/1)
5  6 [35¾]
11 100 77 56 57
b g Overbury (IRE) - Mighty Mandy (IRE) (Mandalus)
In touch in midfield, chased clear leading trio 11th, ridden and no impression when mistake next, went 3rd but leaders clear when not fluent 2 out, weakened before last (op 12/1)
6  13 [48¾]
9 117 b 93 61 61
b g Beneficial - Miss Vic (IRE) (Old Vic)
With leaders until led 6th, went clear in leading trio 11th, ridden and headed after 3 out, 3rd and dropping out quickly before 2 out, weakened (op 4/1 tchd 5/1)
7  32 [80¾]
11 111 b 87 27 26
ch g Old Vic - Red Fern (IRE) (Mister Lord)
Made most until 6th, with leader after until ridden and lost place quickly after 10th, lost touch 3 out, tailed off (op 15/2)
8  14 [94¾]
8 117 t 93 21 19
b g Laveron - Java Dawn (IRE) (Fleetwood)
Held up towards rear, mistake 7th, struggling and ridden after 7th, well behind 3 out, tailed off (op 17/2 tchd 8/1 and tchd 10/1)
12 103 Over-Weights 2 75
b g Antarctique (IRE) - Pyu (GER) (Surumu)
Midfield, ridden and lost place after 5th, behind and losing touch when pulled up 11th (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 33/1 tchd 50/1)
8 913 tp 74
b g Chevalier (IRE) - Desert Treat (IRE) (Desert Prince)
Took keen hold, pressed leaders until ridden and lost place quickly after 10th, behind when eased and pulled up 3 out (trainer said gelding was unsuited by the good to soft going, which in her opinion was riding softer than described and would prefer a quicker surface) (op 6/1 tchd 13/2)
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