2m. 47yds. (Class 5) 4-y-o plus8 Ran
Fonab Castle Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) 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 8 Ran
- Stewards Report
An enquiry was held to consider interference after the final hurdle involving the winner, Mr Melda (IRE), ridden by Jonathan Burke and El Jefe (IRE), placed second, ridden by Nathan Moscrop.
Moscrop was suspended for 2 days for careless riding as he allowed his mount to drift left without any correction bumping Mr Melda (IRE) and carrying the gelding off its intended line.
Following the race, Jamie Hamilton reported that XPO UNIVERSAL (FR), which was pulled up, was never travelling and Derek Fox reported that Effet Special (FR), which was pulled up, was never travelling and never jumping; the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination during routine testing revealed the gelding was lame on its right hind.
Time 3m. 56.66 secs, which is 1.83 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £37.60
Tote Trifecta- £200.50
Non runners Fernhill Lad ( Going (Changed since declaration)), Imperial Focus ( Going (Changed since declaration) )