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Aug 07, 2013

RACING REVIEW 3rd AUGUST

The Bet totejackpot At totepool.com Novices’ Hurdle 2m 3f proved to be a fair contest with four pulling clear from a steady pace. Trainer John Ferguson had sent two runners down from his Suffolk base Beachfire, a middle distance winner on the flat who eventually finished third and PLAIN SAILING who started 4/6 on favourite and did not disappoint. He was always tracking the pace and took up the lead on the home turn and found more on the run-in under Denis O’Regan to beat Kalmbeforethestorm by 2 ¼ lengths. The winner looks sure to have more hurdle wins in him!

The Evan Williams trained DE FAOITHESDREAM an unlucky second over the course and distance last month made amends by landing The totescoop6 Every Saturday At totepool.com Novices’ Handicap Chase 2m ½ f. The winner and Tri Nations took it up three out with the later making a blunder at the second last leaving the winner to battle it out with stable-mate Lauberhorn on the run in to win by ¾ length.

Akdam ridden by A P McCoy started a very short priced favourite in The totepool.com The Home Of Pool Betting Juvenile Hurdle and for a circuit it was Wild Diamond who battled it out with the favourite. Their battle proved costly as WALTER WHITE trained by Philip Hobbs tracked the leading pair all the way and went clear two out staying on well to beat the champion jockeys mount by 4 ½ lengths.

With heavy traffic on the M4 & M5 Peter Bowen only arrived minutes before the declaration time to declare his horse and eventual winner DINEUR for The Try A totetrifecta At totepool.com Handicap Chase 2m ½ f. The winner who did not quite get the trip in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen made amends here. He tracked the leaders and made his move three out to hold on gamely beating Skint by a length with Paul Nicholls Toubab a further 23 lengths back in third.

The mare Cloudy Spirit a Cheltenham Listed Hurdle winner started favourite in The More Football Than Ever At totepool.com Handicap Hurdle 3m 3f but struggled for most of the way. The race had been a competitive affair it was local trainer Martin Hills who landed the spoils with SHERRIFF HUTTON who was only purchased nine weeks prior at Ascot Sales. He was ridden into the lead by Richard Johnson two out to win by 2 lengths from Benbane Head.

The toteexacta On Every Race At totepool.com Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race 2m 1f looked a very open contest once the favourite Radharc Nahabhainn had been declared a non-runner. It was the Nick Scholfield ridden mare REST AND BE trained by Alan Jones in Somerset who took the prize money. She took close order 3 furlongs out and lead a furlong out beating Bear Island Flint the 1/4 on favourite by 6 lengths.

The Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap Chase 2m 5 ½ f proved to be a very competitive handicap producing an exciting finish. HENRY SAN trained by Alan King and The Mad Robertson handled by Jonjo O’Neill battled it out over the second last with the former winning by a neck.