Dominican Republic Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 1, 22 runners)
- Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665 5th £1,340 6th £670
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 21.85s
- Off time: 17:25:15
|1st||15 Doctor Harper||8/1|
|2nd||16 Kaylif Aramis||1¾||12/1|
|3rd||1 Meister Eckhart||½||20/1|
Meister Eckhart (IRE) 22
|8||166 11-12||A King||R Thornton||147||20/1|
Jetson (IRE) 21
|9||164 11-10||Mrs J Harrington||P D Kennedy (5)||145||14/1|
Riverside Theatre 47
|10||164 11-10||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||145||20/1|
Edgardo Sol (FR) 22
|7||163 11-9||P F Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||144||33/1|
Cantlow (IRE) 23
|9||162 11-8||P R Webber||D Elsworth||143||25/1|
Seefood (IRE) 21
|7||162 11-8 b||D T Hughes||D J Condon||143||20/1|
Two Rockers (IRE) 47
|7||161 11-7||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||142||12/1|
Return Spring (IRE) 53
|7||160 11-6||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||141||20/1|
Any Given Day (IRE) 45
|9||159 11-5||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||140||28/1|
On The Bridge (IRE) 21
|9||159 11-5||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||140||12/1|
Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 21
|7||159 11-5||P J Hobbs||Thomas Cheesman (7)||140||33/1|
Busty Brown (IRE) 32
|8||159 11-5||N Meade||P Carberry||140||7/1f|
Close House 23
|7||157 11-3 pt||D Pipe||Tom Bellamy (7)||138||28/1|
Crowning Jewel 21
|8||157 11-3||K G Reveley||J Reveley||138||33/1|
Doctor Harper (IRE) 26
|6||157 11-3||D Pipe||T Scudamore||138||8/1|
Kaylif Aramis 22
|7||157 11-3 t||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||138||12/1|
Big Easy (GER) 173
|7||155 11-1||P J Hobbs||M G Nolan (3)||136||14/1|
Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 21
|6||155 11-1||N J Henderson||D Bass||136||20/1|
Pateese (FR) 21
|9||155 11-1 p||P J Hobbs||C J Davies (7)||136||40/1|
Josies Orders (IRE) 21
|6||155 11-1 b||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||136||14/1|
Carole's Destrier 19
|6||154 11-0||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne||135||14/1|
Spirit Of Shankly 42
|6||154 11-0 pt||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||135||8/1|
||8||10-12||K Bishop||Brendan Powell||8/1|
Jetson ran another gallant race in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham, finishing fifth ahead of On The Bridge, Seefood, Crowning Jewel, Uncle Jimmy and Josies Orders. Jessica Harrington's charge is 5lb higher than when runner-up in this last year but that is cancelled out by Paddy Kennedy's claim. Another Irish raider, Busty Brown, made a promising reappearance at Leopardstown while the step up in trip might suit Sandown third Doctor Harper. Any Given Day and Carole's Destrier arrive in form while Riverside Theatre and Cantlow are potentially well treated on their chase form. Philip Hobbs has four entries and obviously fancies his chances of landing the prize. BIG EASY goes well fresh and is just a pound higher than when winning a competitive handicap at Cheltenham a little under a year ago under Michael Nolan. The latter can still claim 3lb and his mount looks a decent each-way bet in a wide-open finale.
Doctor Harper (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leader, mistake 2nd, lost 2nd bypassing omitted 3 out, went 2nd again approaching 2 out until approaching last, 3rd and one pace run-in, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Brave Vic (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f (1) sft in Mar.
Kaylif Aramis 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway on outside when fell 3 out, in a race won by Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar, 28 ran.
Meister Eckhart (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division in touch, ridden 2 out, one pace before last, weakened flat, 13th of 28, 13l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Jetson (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) In touch, driven to chase leaders 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on same pace under pressure flat, no impression, 5th of 23, 2 1/2l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 20-1 (11-2) In touch on inside, outpaced 2 out, never on terms, 11th of 23, 11l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Big Easy (GER) 5-1fav (10-13) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 2 out, led last, driven flat, held on well, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr '13 beating Destroyer Deployed (10-7) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
On The Bridge (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) In rear, struggling 9th, headway under pressure 2 out, chased leaders last, ridden and kept on flat, never on terms, 6th of 23, 4l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Spirit Of Shankly 7-2 (11-7) Held up in touch, hampered 3rd, hit 5th, pushed along 7th, soon closed, went 2nd 2 out, soon hung left, no impression on winner, went right last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Mosspark (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Feb.
Riverside Theatre 11-2 (11-7) In rear, some slow jumps and niggled along from 8th, never on terms and behind from 13th, 6th of 8, well behind Captain Chris (11-7) at Ascot 2m 5f chs G1 (1) sft in Feb.
Busty Brown (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd 2 out, dropped to 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Sailors Warn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hdl sft in Mar.
Pateese (FR) 50-1 (10-10) Mid-division, driven 2 out, effort to chase leaders before last, weakened flat, 13th of 23, 12l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Cantlow (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Towards rear, fell 10th, in a race won by Holywell (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar, 23 ran.
Edgardo Sol (FR) 40-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, kept on same pace, weakened flat, 9th of 28, 10l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Two Rockers (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Fell 1st, in a race won by Kaylif Aramis (10-7) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb, 15 ran.
Josies Orders (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Hampered 1st, behind, headway 9th, in touch 3 out, lost place next, soon weakened, tailed off, 22nd of 23, well behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Crowning Jewel 20-1 (11-2) Prominent, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened before last, 15th of 23, 12l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Seefood (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) In touch, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, never on terms, weakened last, 14th of 23, 12l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Carole's Destrier 14-1 (11-6) In touch, headway 3 out, ridden to challenge after next, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar beating Marcilhac (11-7) by shd, 20 ran.
Close House 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, mistake 9th, outpaced when mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Present View (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (1) gs in Mar, 19 ran.
Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside 3 out, chased leaders when blundered next, ridden and weakened before last, 17th of 23, 24l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Return Spring (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 7th, lost place after next, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Fingal Bay (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.
Any Given Day (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led 2f, prominent, led again over 5f out, came clear from over 2f out, very easily, won at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb beating Dolatulo (11-3) by 15l, 6 ran.