Royal Castle Hotel Beginners' Chase 2m 3f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 8.75s
- Off time: 13:30:36
|1st||3 Buddy Bolero||4/1|
|2nd||6 Theatrical Star||1½||6/1|
|3rd||8 Violin Davis||25||8/1|
Ambion Wood (IRE) 251
|7||154 11-0||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||11/10f|
Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 11
|7||154 11-0||R H Buckler||A Glassonbury||100/1|
Buddy Bolero (IRE) 385
|7||154 11-0||D Pipe||T Scudamore||4/1|
Decimus (IRE) 52
|6||154 11-0||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||25/1|
Off The Ground (IRE) 29
|7||154 11-0||Miss E C Lavelle||D C Costello||7/1|
Theatrical Star 19
|7||154 11-0||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||125||6/1|
Wayward Frolic 40
|7||154 11-0||Nick Williams||M J Quinlan (3)||40/1|
Violin Davis (FR) 52
|7||147 10-7 t||H Fry||N Fehily||8/1|
State Benefit (IRE)
||7||11-0||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||3/1|
Ambion Wood and Violin Davis are the best of these over hurdles but both make their chasing debut today. So does BUDDY BOLERO as he returns from over a year off the track. He won easily over hurdles at Folkestone on his latest start and a chance is taken the brother to decent chaser Finger Onthe Pulse is good enough on his fencing debut. Off The Ground made a promising start over fences at Plumpton and Theatrical Star ran well at Ascot before disappointing at Taunton last time.
Buddy Bolero (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec '11 beating Monturgeon (11-0) by 15l, 15 ran.
Theatrical Star 11-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, went right 2nd, bumped 3rd and lost place, never going after, reminders in rear next, mistakes 5th and 7th, tailed off and pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Changing Times (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Violin Davis (FR) 6-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, 31l behind Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Off The Ground (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, blundered 4th, outpaced after 3 out, staying on when went left 2 out, went 4th approaching last, stayed on to one paced 3rd final stride, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Opening Batsman (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f beg chs (3) sft in Dec.
Ambion Wood (IRE) 11-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader, led 9th, went clear on bit before last, very easily, won at Perth 3m nov hdl (2) sft in Apr beating Golden Call (11-6) by 15l, 8 ran.
Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, badly hampered 7th, blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Simonsig (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.
Decimus (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along and one pace in 5th after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 17, 26l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Wayward Frolic 22-1 (11-2) In rear, headway 7th, hit 9th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Changing Times (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.