2m. 104yds. (Class 5) 4-y-o plus11 Ran
Racing To School Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) of £5,780.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £2,342.00, 2nd - £1,079.00, 3rd - £539.00, 4th - £350.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 11 Ran
- Stewards Report
It was noted that the saddle slipped on Johni Boxit (GB) and Patrick Cowley subsequently pulled the gelding up before the sixth hurdle.
The winner, Theocrat (IRE), appeared to show improved form compared with its previous run over hurdles at Taunton on 30 December 2020 where Theocrat (IRE) finished fifth of the six finishers, beaten by 35¾ lengths on Heavy ground.
Nigel Hawke’s explanation that Theocrat (IRE) benefited from a gelding operation since that run and appreciated the better ground, which was officially described as Good to Firm, Good in places on this occasion, was noted.
Theocrat (IRE) was routine tested.
Following the race, Bryan Carver reported that Troed Y Parc (GB), unplaced, made a bad mistake at the first hurdle.
Time 3m. 56.91 secs, which is 14.58 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £21.70
Tote Trifecta- £67.60
Non runner Grandee ( Self Cert (Not Eaten Up) )