3m. 149yds. (Class 1) 4-y-o plus12 Ran
Doom Bar Sefton Novices´ Hurdle (Grade 1) of £100,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £56,130.00, 2nd - £21,110.00, 3rd - £10,550.00, 4th - £5,270.00, 5th - £2,650.00, 6th - £1,320.00 , 7th - £680.00, 8th - £360.00, 9th - £200.00, 10th - £100.00 12 Ran
- Stewards Report
- Race Conditions
Emitom (IRE) wore earplugs which were removed at the start.
The Stewards wished to hold an enquiry into Harry Skelton appearing to ease Ardlethen (IRE) down after the last hurdle, before commencing to ride his mount again on the approach to the finish line, to be placed eighth, beaten a head for seventh place but were unable to do so as Skelton had left the course.
They adjourned their enquiry to Aintree on Saturday 6 April 2019.
Approaching the bend leaving the back straight on the final circuit, TREVELYN’S CORN (IRE), placed tenth, edged slightly left causing the rider of the free-running winner, Champ (IRE), to take back, which in turn caused Downtown Getaway (IRE), placed seventh, to shift left tightening The Captains Inn (IRE) on the rails, which was quickly pulled up.
Following a post-race examination, the Veterinary Officer reported that The Captains Inn (IRE) was lame on its left fore and Daryl Jacob reported that, in his opinion, the gelding had sustained an injury before the incident took place.
After viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved.
Following the race, Jack Kennedy reported that Dallas Des Pictons (FR), unplaced, lost its action after the final hurdle and the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the gelding during routine testing failed to reveal any abnormalities.
For five-year-olds and upwards
Penalties - after March 24, a winner of a chase 4lb; no penalty to increase a horse's weight above 11st 12lb.
Time 6m. 18.20 secs, which is 3.62 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £13.90
Tote Trifecta- £107.50
Non runner Go Another One ( Going (Changed Since Declaration) )
2018 Santini 6 11-4 N de Boinville 6/4Fav (Nicky Henderson)
2017 The Worlds End 6 11-4 A P Heskin 3/1 (Tom George)
2016 Ballyoptic 6 11-4 Ryan Hatch 9/1 (Nigel Twiston-Davies)
2015 Thistlecrack 7 11-4 T Scudamore 25/1 (C L Tizzard)
2014 Beat That 6 11-4 B J Geraghty 6/1 (Nicky Henderson)