Aspers Casino Northampton Beginners' Chase 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £5,507 2nd £1,627 3rd £813 4th £407 5th £203
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
Alex Hammond's Tip Of The Day (Ma Filleule - 12.50 N) To Win By Over 4 Lengths Up To Including 6 Lengths 9-1
- Winning time: 5m 10.10s
- Off time: 12:25:35
|1st||6 Simply Wings||4/1|
|2nd||1 Baileys Concerto||18||4/1|
Baileys Concerto (IRE) 27
|6||154 11-0||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||125||4/1|
Father Shine (IRE) 15
|9||154 11-0||S A Harris||Trevor Whelan (5)||103||100/1|
Fighting Flynn (IRE) 228
|7||154 11-0||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||5/2f|
Financial Climate (IRE) 29
|5||154 11-0||O Sherwood||S Thomas||117||11/2|
Judge Davis 28
|5||154 11-0||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Harry Skelton||20/1|
Simply Wings (IRE) 38
|8||154 11-0||R Lee||M G Nolan (5)||123||4/1|
Tullyraine (IRE) 30
|8||154 11-0||N A Twiston-Davies||David England||125||9/2|
Baileys Concerto had every chance when unseating his rider on his chasing bow and merits serious consideration here. Simply Wings has more experience over fences than most of these and should be thereabouts again while Fighting Flynn won over hurdles at Kempton in April and looks the type to do well over the larger obstacles. Financial Climate must also have some sort of chance after his fourth at Uttoxeter but TULLYRAINE can only improve on his third at Stratford and, as that looked a decent contest, he can open his account here.
Simply Wings (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, hampered 4th, headway 7th, ridden 9th, jumped right 3 out, one pace next, 4th of 14, 17l behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Baileys Concerto (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) In touch, chased leaders 4 out, every chance when unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Hildisvini (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Father Shine (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) With leader, ridden and weakened after 5 out, 9th of 11, 41l behind Aland Islands (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Nov.
Judge Davis 14-1 (11-12) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Financial Climate (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, behind 6th, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th last, never nearer, 4th of 14, 20l behind Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft in Nov.
Tullyraine (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear,headway 4 out, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Safran De Cotte (11-3) at Stratford 2m 7f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov.
Fighting Flynn (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) With leader, led before 3 out, hard pressed from 2 out, kept on gamely from last, won at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Ballypatrick (11-0) by 3/4l, 15 ran.