Bold Endeavour looks to be an exciting prospect after this comfortable Wetherby win, though we cannot see a lot thanks to the fog !
Add 192yds. There was restricted visibility due to fog for this novice hurdle which featured three previous winners. The pace was fair and the form should work out.
BOLD ENDEAVOUR made it 4-4 with a career-best performance. Already the winner of a point, a bumper and a maiden hurdle he was facing his stiffest test but passed it with flying colours. Although he wears a hood he raced a bit lazily but powered clear up the straight and looks a useful prospect with a step up to 3m likely to suit him well
Just two weeks after winning easily at Fontwell, Hasankey made the long trip to Ayr worthwhile with another easy victory under a fine ride from Lewis Dobb.
HASANKEY is a real mud lover and he followed up Boxing Day's Fontwell romp with the minimum off fuss off this 7lb higher mark. The only horse still able to raise a gallop at the finish when scoring by 48l in bottomless ground last time, he's clearly thriving at present and came right out of his rider's hands jumping the last. It'll take a good one to beat him in his current mood
Rafferty bounced back to form at Southwell under a patient ride from Adam Wedge and in a first time tongue tie, for a comfortable success.
RAFFERTY, who had a first-time tongue-tie added to a hood, had been given a bit of time after Huntingdon and was back on the up to make it 2-3 for his new yard, ridden with a touch more restraint on this occasion and not hard pressed to come clear. He's sure to remain of interest.
Socialist Agenda winning for the first time over hurdles at Catterick in fairly comfortable fashion under Sean Quinlan. A good start to 2022 for the yard !
SOCIALIST AGENDA, who was three from three in good ground bumpers, got off the mark on his third start over hurdles. He'd shaped well on his two previous runs, didn't need to improve to take and would have done it more convincingly if he hadn't got in too tight at the last. This was pretty uncompetitive but he's still relatively unexposed and open to further improvement.
Percussion made it a well deserved double for the yard when slogging through the mud in brave fashion to get up close home from his exhausted rivals.
Add 180yds. The fence at the top of the hill was omitted with a dramatic conclusion to this stamina test.
PERCUSSION was booked for third after the last but was the only one with anything left to offer, keeping on dourly to get up close home. He was the second winner to hit 999-1 in-running on the exchange. Unexposed over fences, he looks to have more to come over staying trips.
Hasankey won his first race over fences at Fontwell in authoritative style under a fine ride from yard conditional Lewis Dobb
HASANKEY got off the mark over fences with an authoritative performance. He jumped soundly, pulling further and further clear in stamina-sapping conditions. Connections will hope the handicapper isn't too harsh
Bold Endeavour made a classy debut over hurdles at Sedgefield under a confident ride from Adam Wedge, he looks to have a bright future.
Add 9yds. Fair form in this maiden hurdle and the principals have the potential to go on to better things. Lanty Slea was around 2 lengths down in second when unseating on the turn before the second last.
BOLD ENDEAVOUR, a ready bumper winner here in the spring, followed up switched to hurdles on his return. It wasn't quite as straightforward as the eventual result might suggest but he was going away at the finish and there should be more to come, particularly as his stamina is drawn out (3m point winner).
Under a confident and forceful ride from Sean Bowen, Raffety made his stable debut a winning one with a comfortable all the way success.
RAFFERTY, who had been point-to-pointing and hunter chasing since running over hurdles, ran his rivals ragged, setting a good gallop and going clear again after the last. He has started life in handicap chases off a good mark and there should be more to come.
Tackling 3 miles for the first time over fences, Tardree made all to win comfortably at Market Rasen under a tactically astute ride from Sean Bowen.
TARDREE, who made a winning debut over fences in June before disappointing when turned out only five days later, had been given a break since. He was back in fine fettle here, racing enthusiastically and producing some bold jumps, but also putting himself right when needed. This longer trip suited and the way he finished his race suggests an even greater test of stamina won't be a problem.
Having dropped in the handicap by a few pounds Beatiful Ben benefitted from an excellent ride by Adam Wedge to record his fourth win for the yard.
BEAUTIFUL BEN had not been at his best in three previous runs this season but, down in the weights and dropped in class, he was able to get back on track. Whether he would have won had his main rival not departed after being upsides at the last is open to question but he could do no more than handle his side of the bargain. It was reported that he was struck into so his victory was particualrly praiseworthy.