2m. 3f. 207yds. (Class 4) 4-y-o plus10 Ran
Marston´s 61 Deep Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) of £7,500.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £4,084.00, 2nd - £1,882.00, 3rd - £940.00, 4th - £471.00 10 Ran
- Stewards Report
Permission was given for Mexican Boy (IRE) to wear a red hood to the start.
James Best, the rider of Concrete King (IRE), which finished fourth of seven finishers, beaten 16½ lengths, was asked to explain his riding in the home straight where he appeared to decelerate going into all three hurdles, particularly the second last losing several lengths as a result.
The Stewards interviewed Best and viewed recordings of the race and the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the gelding during routine testing failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Best explained that Concrete King (IRE) was lit up in the preliminaries and ran very free in the early stages, a fact he reported at Scales, and as a result the gelding was jumping sketchily.
As Concrete King (IRE) began to tire in the home straight and being mindful that the gelding has fallen in the past, he tried to hold Concrete King (IRE) together on the approach to the hurdles in order to negotiate them safely, then having jumped the last, he stayed on at the one pace and never made any ground on the leading horses.
His explanation was noted.
Time 5m. 13.08 secs, which is 14.94 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £20.30
Tote Trifecta- £169.10
Non runner Kyntara (GB) ( Going - Horse Identified on Course (Not changed since declaration) )
2020 What About Time 6 11-0 W T Kennedy 10/1 (Charlie Longsdon)
2019 Orrisdale 5 11-0 Nick Scholfield 7/2 (Jonjo O'Neill)
2018 Beakstown 5 11-0 Harry Skelton 5/4Fav (Dan Skelton)
2017 Indian Hercules 5 11-0 A Tinkler 10/1 (W J Greatrex)
2016 Rolling Dylan 5 10-7 Conor Smith (7) 10/11Fav (Philip Hobbs)