1m. 7f. 195yds. (Class 5) 4-y-o plus13 Ran
Julie Brown Memorial Handicap Hurdle of £6,061.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £2,505.00, 2nd - £1,154.00, 3rd - £577.00, 4th - £350.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 13 Ran
- Stewards Report
Salamanca School (FR) wore earplugs.
He Is A Cracker (IRE), which was wearing only front shoes, lost a plate prior to the race but as it was unable to be re-fitted the other front shoe was removed so the gelding ran without any shoes.
The winner, Whitlock (GB), appeared to show improved form compared with its previous run at Fakenham on 28 January 2021 where the gelding finished tenth of 12, beaten by 42 lengths.
The representative of Nicky Henderson explained that Whitlock (GB) had benefitted from wind surgery and better ground on this occasion, having raced on Heavy ground at Fakenham.
His explanation was noted and the gelding was routine tested.
Following the race, Page Fuller reported that Scrutinise (GB), which was pulled up, ran flat; the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Time 3m. 40.88 secs, which is 7.78 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £21.20
Tote Trifecta- £392.00
Non runners Jumping Jack ( Self Cert (Infected Foot) ), Global Wonder ( Going (Changed since declaration))