At The Races Sky415 Handicap Chase 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 16:10:34
|1st||1 Special Account||16/1|
|2nd||4 Tolkeins Tango||2||4/1|
Special Account (IRE) 12
|9||166 11-12||J Scott||L Heard||115||16/1|
Valid Point (IRE) 19
|8||163 11-9 t||J A B Old||M D Grant||112||7/2f|
Proud Times (USA) 15
|8||163 11-9 p||A Stronge||Aidan Coleman||112||11/2|
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 7
|6||163 11-9 t1||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||112||4/1|
Roll The Dice (IRE) 34
|8||161 11-7||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||110||6/1|
Old Tricks (IRE) 9
|7||160 11-6 p||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||109||11/2|
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 25
|7||156 11-2 p||P Bowen||J E Moore||105||9/2|
Proud Times is high enough in the weights now but never seems to run a bad race. Valid Point gave supporters of favourite Headly's Bridge a few anxious moments at Towcester but tends to run his best race at that track. Roll The Dice will strip fitter for his run at Wincanton but TOLKEINS TANGO has the going in his favour again and, if settling better than he did at Chepstow last time, can get back to winning ways today with neither Special Account nor Tony Dinozzo impressing lately.
Proud Times (USA) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, challenged 5 out, headed 4 out, ridden before last, kept on and well held run-in, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Great Value (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Roll The Dice (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, jumped left quite often, led 6th until before 9th, weakened from 4 out, 4th of 5, 34l behind Vif Argent (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 7-1 (11-11) Mostly always held up in 4th on outside, outpaced after 14th, well beaten 4 out, last of 4, well behind Kentford Legend (11-9) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Special Account (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) In rear, tailed off before 7 out, pulled up, in a race won by Barlow (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar, 6 ran.
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 11-10fav (11-6) Raced keenly, tracked leader, 3rd and driven before 5 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from next, no impression with front pair before 2 out, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Ballywatt (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Old Tricks (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Chased leaders on outside, pushed laong after 3 out, ridden and weakened well before next where left modest 5th and badly hampered, 5th of 8, 22l behind Vicente (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Valid Point (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd before 6th until 8th, went 2nd again 4 out, every chance from 2 out, pressed winner soon after last, driven and held flat, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Headly's Bridge (11-5) at Towcester 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs in Mar.