2m. 5f. 135yds. (Class 5) 3-y-o plus12 Ran
racingtv.com/freemonth Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) of £5,844.00 3-y-o plus
1st - £2,794.00, 2nd - £820.00, 3rd - £410.00, 4th - £350.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 12 Ran
- Stewards Report
After The Fox (GB) wore earplugs which were removed at the start.
Ciaran Gethings, the rider of After The Fox (GB), had fallen rounding the home bend.
The rider was interviewed and shown recordings of the incident.
It was found that no other horse or rider was involved and was caused by the gelding stumbling on the bend and falling, resulting in Flou Artsistique (FR), placed fifth, and Kalabee (IRE), placed sixth, both being significantly hampered.
Following the race, Joe Anderson reported that Arctic Footprint (GB), placed seventh, stopped quickly; Chris Down reported that the mare made a respiratory noise.
James Bowen reported that Hepburn (GB), which was pulled up, made a mistake at the first hurdle in the back straight and Lorcan Williams reported that Thirsty Farmer (GB), placed fourth, hung right-handed.
Time 5m. 48.98 secs, which is 1.44 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £24.70
Tote Trifecta- £140.20
Non runners Mystic Court ( Going (not changed since declaration but horse on course and ID checked by VO)), Berboru ( Vets Cert (In Season) )