2m. 7f. 16yds. (Class 2) 4-y-o plus7 Ran
Unibet Horserace Betting Operator Of The Year Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) of £25,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £13,008.00, 2nd - £5,980.00, 3rd - £2,990.00, 4th - £1,495.00, 5th - £748.00, 6th - £372.00 7 Ran
- Stewards Report
An enquiry was held to consider two instances of interference shortly after jumping the second last hurdle involving the winner, Ask Paddington (IRE), ridden by Nathan Moscrop; Giovanni Change (FR), placed third, ridden by Tom Midgley and Could Be Trouble (IRE), placed fourth, ridden by Theo Gillard.
The first incident of interference was found to be accidental as Giovanni Change (FR) edged left at the same time as Could Be Trouble (IRE) edged right resulting in Ask Paddington (IRE) being tightened for room.
The second incident occurred shortly afterwards, and Gillard was suspended for 2 days for careless riding as he allowed Could Be Trouble (IRE) to drift right when insufficiently clear causing Ask Paddington (IRE) to be checked and switched off heels.
Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that Apache Creek (IRE), unplaced, finished lame on its right fore.
Time 5m. 40.09 secs, which is 13.75 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £12.50
Tote Trifecta- £47.30