2m. 7f. 70yds. 10 Declared.
Alan Mayne 80th Birthday Celebration Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5 ) of £6,450.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €3,406.00 2nd - €1,567.00 3rd - €784.00 4th - €392.00 5th - €195.00
Formscan - ELFRIDE powered clear of his rivals to record a comfortable success over C&D 22 days ago and, raised just 5lb in the handicap, Richard Phillips' mare might be the answer once again. He Is A Cracker almost defied a 448-day absence when narrowly denied at Warwick earlier this month and he must hold every chance if able to back that effort up, while it would be no surprise were Tzunami to make waves now pitched into handicap company.