2m. 7f. 5-y-o plus15 Ran 12 fences
Scottish Borders H´cap S´chase (Rated 0-95) of €10,000.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €6,150.00, 2nd - €2,000.00, 3rd - €1,000.00, 4th - €500.00, 5th - €250.00
15 Ran 12 fences
8th and last fence bypassed
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Martin Ferris rang me to say he had been injured and I picked Brian (Hayes) as he has ridden him before. I said to him he could be a bit ‘cold’ over the first few fences but stay with him and get him going and he did. This was last chance saloon but we changed a few things - we changed his feed, gave him a lot more work and galloped a lot more. I knew he could do everything, the point-to-point form was there. I have 15 in and we'll end up running more on the track maybe now. We'll see what the handicapper does but it was all about today. The owner Colin Gault is from Ballyclare and I'm just outside Ballyclare myself. Benjamin Arthey, trainer
The Stewards enquired into an incident on the final bend involving One Fine Morning (GB), ridden by M.P. Walsh, placed fourth and Mister To Mister, ridden by B. Hayes, placed first, where it appeared One Fine Morning (GB) met with interference on the inside. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found B. Hayes in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and suspended him for two race days. The Stewards requested a report from Benjamin Arthey, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Mister To Mister, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that he had recently changed this horse's training and feeding routine which may have brought about some improvement in the horse's performance. He also stated that this horse's best form is around this track. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.
An extended handicap steeplechase for five yrs old and upwards rated 0-95
Penalties - Winner of a steeplechase after calculation of the handicap to carry 4lb extra for each such steeplechase won.
Time 6m. 1.20 secs, which is 3.03 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- €1880.60
Tote Trifecta- €1201.50