3663 Football League Founder Members 1888 Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 25.90s
- Off time: 14:45:20
Haka Dancer (USA) 17
|9||166 11-12 p||P A Kirby||A Glassonbury||93||2/1j|
Arumun (IRE) 20
|11||162 11-8||M Scudamore||T Scudamore||89||5/2|
Ginger's Lad 215
|8||159 11-5||M W Easterby||A Thornton||86||2/1j|
Rince Donn (IRE) 50
|10||140 10-0||F M Barton||Nick Slatter (7)||62||17/2|
Haka Dancer as yet to win over fences, though he posted a better effort in a hunter chase last time, while Arumun looks no nearer to ending a long losing run. Rince Donn hasn't shown any worthwhile form for some time now which leaves us with GINGER'S LAD. He scored over a longer trip here last May and seems to save his best for this track. He's having his first start since September today but Mick Easterby's charge won't have to be at his very best to get his head in front in this company. 3.20
Arumun (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Took keen hold early, soon led, headed 4th, chased leading pair, went 2nd 7th until next, lost 3rd 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 22l behind Knapp Bridge Boy (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Ginger's Lad 7-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place from 6th, pulled up before next, tailed off, in a race won by Frith (10-8) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep, 7 ran.
Rince Donn (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Towards rear, mistake 2nd, ridden along from 7th, plugged on to modest 4th last, tailed off, 4th of 8, 35l behind Strathaird (9-10) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Haka Dancer (USA) 3-1 (12-0) (cp) led to 16; wknd 3 out; lft 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Forsomeonelikeyou (12-3) at Mordon 3m ptp gd in Apr.