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Tue, 1st May 2012
Daisy Chain Conditional Jockeys' Maiden Hurdle, 2m 5f 110y
4 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £2600

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Grouse Lodge (IRE) (18J)
6 b g Well Chosen - Arctic Jane (IRE) (Dayeem (USA))
7/211- Mr Frank McAleavy


Henry Brooke (3)
D McCain Jnr

Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 9-4fav here over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month, beating Indian Voyage by 13l.

2 Gwladys Street (IRE) (10J)
5 b g Portrait Gallery (IRE) - Native Ocean (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
5367- Peel Bloodstock


Charlie Huxley
W Kinsey

Placed in a NH flat race from four starts. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Benheir when seventh of 13 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Bangor over 3m (good) last month.

3 Optimist (GER) (47J)
4 ch g Liquido (GER) - Optik (GER) (Monsun (GER))
953244- Mr Brian Ellison


K James (3)
B Ellison

Placed in a NH flat race from seven starts. Finished 13l behind Nodform Richard when fourth of 9 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Hexham over 2m 4f (good) in March.

4 Witch Way (GB) (24J)
7 b m Silver Patriarch (IRE) - Catton Lady (Chas Sawyer)
PP- Mr A C Dodgson


Nathan Moscrop (3)
A Dodgson

Race Verdict

GROUSE LODGE is tough to oppose in this maiden hurdle for Donald McCain and is expected to confirm a promising start here last month when justifying favouritism in a bumper over 2m1f. The Well Chosen gelding will have been well schooled for this at home and can get the better of Optimist, who is yet to score in this sphere for Brian Ellison. Gwladys Street and Witch Way might be forced to settle for supporting roles.

Selection: Grouse Lodge        Danger: Optimist        Alternative: Gwladys Street
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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