Silver Cross Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 16 runners)
- Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264 5th £2,144 6th £1,072
- Going: Good (National Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 54.30s
- Off time: 16:15:16
|1st||13 Parsnip Pete||16/1|
|2nd||12 Turn Over Sivola||1½||13/2|
|3rd||4 Claret Cloak||1½||7/2f|
Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20
|12||166 11-12 t||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||150||16/1|
Arnaud (IRE) 68
|6||164 11-10||C Byrnes||G N Fox (7)||148||5/1|
Off The Ground (IRE) 21
|8||163 11-9||Miss E C Lavelle||L P Aspell||147||20/1|
Claret Cloak (IRE) 20
|7||162 11-8||Miss E C Lavelle||N D Fehily||146||7/2f|
Dare Me (IRE) 20
|10||158 11-4||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||142||16/1|
Astracad (FR) 20
|8||156 11-2 vt||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||140||16/1|
Sound Investment (IRE) 26
|6||156 11-2 t||P F Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||140||8/1|
Changing The Guard 14
|8||153 10-13 pt||Dr R D P Newland||D F O'Regan||137||16/1|
Anquetta (IRE) 20
|10||153 10-13||N J Henderson||Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)||137||25/1|
Kings Grey (IRE) 33
|10||151 10-11||K G Reveley||J Reveley||135||16/1|
Anay Turge (FR) 20
|9||150 10-10 bt||N J Hawke||Tom Bellamy (7)||134||20/1|
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 33
|7||150 10-10||A King||R Thornton||134||13/2|
Parsnip Pete 14
|8||150 10-10||T R George||P J Brennan||134||16/1|
Sew On Target (IRE) 21
|9||149 10-9||C L Tizzard||T Scudamore||133||20/1|
Gus Macrae (IRE) 40
|10||143 10-3 pt||Miss R Curtis||P E Corbett (5)||127||20/1|
Last Shot (FR) 14
|7||142 10-2||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||126||25/1|
||6||Evan Williams||Conor Ring||118||NR|
Oiseau de Nuit (FR)
||11||11-11||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||20/1|
Oiseau De Nuit never seems to run a bad race and is only a pound higher than when winning this last year. Colin Tizzard's veteran can't be ignored but was struggling when falling in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham in which CLARET CLOAK came out best of the UK-trained runners. Emma Lavelle's charge was having just his fourth start over fences that day so there should be more to come and a 4ln rise in the weights is justified. He should again beat Dare Me. Anquetta, Changing The Guard and Astracad. Kings Grey was fourth last year but is only a pound better off with Oiseau de Nuit while Turn Over Sivola is still seeking a first victory over the larger obstacles but continues to climb the weights. However, he's favourably treated on Doncaster running with the hat-trick-seeking Sound Investment and it would be no surprise to see him in the frame again. Arnaud almost pulled off a shock in a Grade 2 novice event at Doncaster last time but the handicapper has taken no chances with him here.
Bullet Street (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway on inside before 6th, mistake 4 out, went 2nd after 2 out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Noche De Reyes (11-3) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Mar.
Parsnip Pete 10-3fav (11-11) Held up in rear, pecked 1st, mistake 6th, headway when mistake 4 out, no extra before last, 6th of 8, 12l behind Sonofagun (9-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Mar.
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 3-1fav (10-11) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd next, challenged going well 3 out, led before next, soon ridden, headed last, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Doeslessthanme (11-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Claret Cloak (IRE) 6-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd after 3 out, 1 length down when blundered next, ridden and kept on flat, held when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 23, 1 1/2l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Astracad (FR) 22-1 (11-1) Led to 2nd, in touch, blundered 5th, lost place 10th, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 23 ran.
Gus Macrae (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Mid-division, mistake and lost place 1st, not fluent and last next, well behind 4th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Poole Master (10-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 28-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakening when fell next, in a race won by Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 23 ran.
Dare Me (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, never pace to threaten leaders, 7th of 23, 18l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Changing The Guard 6-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 1st, jumped left and not fluent next, clear 5th, mistake 8th, headed approaching 4 out, stayed on same pace last, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sonofagun (9-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Mar.
Arnaud (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Led, clear before 2 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Valdez (11-4) at Doncaster 2m nov chs G2 (1) gs in Jan.
Sew On Target (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, lost place 10th, behind 3 out, 16th of 23, well behind Ballynagour (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Kings Grey (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, went prominent 5th, driven after 3 out, 4th and one pace 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 9, 18l behind Doeslessthanme (11-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Anay Turge (FR) 33-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 18th of 28, 26l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Sound Investment (IRE) 4-11fav (11-7) Raced keenly and jumped well in the main, made all, pecked 3rd, not quite fluent 8th and next, blundered badly 4 out, soon recovered, in command when went left 2 out, very easily, unchallenged, won at Sandown 2m nov chs (3) gs in Mar beating Witness In Court (11-7) by 13l, 3 ran.
Off The Ground (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, in touch 8th (water), ridden after 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 12, 48l behind Taquin Du Seuil (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Anquetta (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Tracked clear leader after 4th, effort and close up in 3rd when mistake 2 out, lost place approaching last, weakened flat, 10th of 23, 23l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Last Shot (FR) 11-2 (11-1) Pressed leader until before 4th, stayed 2nd, led before 4 out, 1 length up when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Sonofagun (9-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Mar, 8 ran.