Crabbie's Supporting Everton In The Community Topham Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (National Course) 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 1, 30 runners)
- Winner £67,524 2nd £25,440 3rd £12,732 4th £6,360 5th £3,192 6th £1,596 7th £792 8th £408
- Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 24.50s
- Off time: 15:40:36
|1st||4 Ma Filleule||9/1|
|2nd||18 Bennys Mist||8||33/1|
Champion Court (IRE) 22
|9||166 11-12||M Keighley||Ian Popham||155||33/1|
Double Ross (IRE) 22
|8||163 11-9||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||152||6/1f|
Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 34
|9||161 11-7 bt||P F Nicholls||R Mahon||150||16/1|
Ma Filleule (FR) 24
|6||161 11-7||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||150||9/1|
Fago (FR) 41
|6||159 11-5 h||P F Nicholls||N D Fehily||148||33/1|
Eastlake (IRE) 21
|8||157 11-3||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||146||25/1|
Kauto Stone (FR) 22
|8||156 11-2 t1||P F Nicholls||P Carberry||145||25/1|
Doeslessthanme (IRE) 34
|10||155 11-1 pt||R Ford||Harry Challoner (3)||144||33/1|
He'llberemembered (IRE) 33
|11||154 11-0||P G Fahey||D J Condon||143||33/1|
Poole Master 41
|9||154 11-0 b||D Pipe||T Scudamore||143||20/1|
Viva Colonia (IRE) 21
|9||154 11-0||B Ellison||Danny Cook||143||33/1|
Tanks For That (IRE) 21
|11||153 10-13||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||142||50/1|
Cedre Bleu (FR) 69
|7||152 10-12 bt||P F Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||141||20/1|
Big Fella Thanks 44
|12||152 10-12 pt||T R George||P J Brennan||141||10/1|
You Must Know Me (IRE) 94
|8||151 10-11||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||140||14/1|
Tatenen (FR) 22
|10||151 10-11||R Rowe||A Thornton||140||25/1|
Mart Lane (IRE) 34
|9||150 10-10 b||Dr R D P Newland||Wayne Hutchinson||139||50/1|
Bennys Mist (IRE) 22
|8||149 10-9 h||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||138||33/1|
Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 68
|10||149 10-9||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||138||25/1|
King Edmund 22
|11||148 10-8 t||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||137||66/1|
Swift Arrow (IRE) 34
|8||147 10-7||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||136||100/1|
Giorgio Quercus (FR) 22
|9||145 10-5||N J Henderson||D Bass||134||20/1|
Massini's Maguire (IRE) 25
|13||145 10-5||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||134||33/1|
Lucky Landing (IRE) 21
|8||145 10-5||T Coyle||D C Costello||134||66/1|
Bishopsfurze (IRE) 23
|9||144 10-4||W P Mullins||M P Fogarty (ex1)||133||40/1|
|9||143 10-3||J Hughes||M D Grant||132||25/1|
Lost Legend (IRE) 20
|7||142 10-2 p||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||131||14/1|
Dunowen Point (IRE) 68
|8||141 10-1||D McCain Jnr||B Harding||130||14/1|
Your Busy (IRE) 33
|11||141 10-1 t||J Nash||D J Casey||130||16/1|
Standing Ovation (IRE) 24
|7||140 10-0 ht||D Pipe||C O'Farrell||129||12/1|
Triolo D'Alene (FR)
||6||10-7||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||14/1|
There are a few classy chasers taking up the challenge of the National fences in this Grade 3 handicap this year. Champion Court is a Grade 2 winner while the mare Ma Filleule was second in one of the big handicaps at Cheltenham, though was earlier pulled up on that course in December when Double Ross was successful. Nigel Twiston-Davies' novice ran a cracker to finish third in the Golden Miller at The Festival but does seem to reserve his best for that track and might struggle to confirm form in January with CEDRE BLEU. Only one horse carrying more than 10st12lb has won this in the last 13 years and Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old just qualifies in that weight range. He's a bit of character but similar types has thrived at Aintree down the years and he's well enough treated if Nick Schofield can keep him interested and covered up until the closing stages. Stablemate Rebel Rebellion won the Grand Sefton over course and distance in January, ahead of Your Busy, but Poole Master likes to dominate and may not be able to do so in this. Doeslessthanme, Soll and Big Fella Thanks have each-way claims on past form and Lost Legend could also figure but Standing Ovation is a stayer and may get taken off his feet.
Ma Filleule (FR) 33-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, headway 4 out, challenged when blundered 3 out, led narrowly before next, ridden and headed flat, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 23, 1 3/4l behind Holywell (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar.
Bennys Mist (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) In touch on outside, lost place 4 out, soon behind, 13th of 23, 35l behind Ballynagour (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Eastlake (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden after 3 out, one pace next, no impression before last, 6th of 23, 14l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Tatenen (FR) 33-1 (10-9) In touch, headway to join leader 4 out, led narrowly next, headed 2 out, 3rd and one pace when hit last, no impression with front pair flat, 3rd of 23, 14l behind Ballynagour (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Double Ross (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, driven after 3 out, stayed on and every chance last, soon ridden, no extra in clear 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Taquin Du Seuil (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
You Must Know Me (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Held up in touch, mistake 9th and slight mistake 11th, close 4th 6 out, weakened before 3 out, moderate 4th from 2 out, 4th of 9, 43l behind Rogue Angel (11-11) at Punchestown 3m beg chs hvy in Dec.
Big Fella Thanks 10-1 (11-10) In rear, headway before 7 out, went 3rd 2 out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 10, 8l behind Tranquil Sea (10-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Mid-division, bad mistake 9th, ridden along 3 out, 6th next, 4th entering straight, improved to dispute lead at last, dropped to 3rd early run-in, no extra, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Champion Court (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led, headed 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace approaching next, lost place before last, no extra, 7th of 23, 18l behind Ballynagour (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Cedre Bleu (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, driven and effort 2 out, one pace before last, ridden and weakened flat, 6th of 10, 28l behind Wishfull Thinking (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.
Soll 3-1fav (11-11) Led, not fluent and headed 10th, chased leader until 16th, chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Chartreux (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Poole Master 9-2 (10-8) Always handy, challenged 3 out, driven and 2 lengths down flat, rallied to lead close home, won at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb beating Grey Gold (11-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Massini's Maguire (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Led, reached for 4th, headed 3 out, chased winner, no impression next, dropped to 3rd and no extra between last 2, finished tired, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Gotoyourplay (10-3) at Taunton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Mar.
Your Busy (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Led, joined briefly 4th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 12, 14l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, went 2nd 3 out, led narrowly last, one length ahead when hung left under pressure and carried winner left at elbow on run in, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Shangani (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Mar.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Hampered 1st, behind, struggling 4 out, never near leaders, 8th of 23, 20l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Dunowen Point (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) In rear and in touch, effort 2 out, never dangerous, last of 4, 36l behind Tahiti Pearl (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.
Mart Lane (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway approaching 3rd, not fluent 13th, mistake and weakened next, 9th of 12, well behind Night In Milan (10-12) at Doncaster 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Swift Arrow (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, pushed along next, ridden after 8th, outpaced before 4 out, well beaten 3 out, 6th of 9, 33l behind Doeslessthanme (11-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Lost Legend (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, short of room 11th, led before 3 out, headed next, rallied to lead again last, held on well, won at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Mar beating Nearest The Pin (11-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Fago (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in last, mistake 5th, headway 3 out, no impression, went 4th 2 out, well held after, 4th of 9, 22l behind Poole Master (10-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.
Doeslessthanme (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, stayed challenging, led again last, driven and held on well flat, won at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar beating Turn Over Sivola (10-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Tanks For That (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, one pace approaching 2 out, never able to challenge, 9th of 23, 22l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Giorgio Quercus (FR) 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, in touch 10th, chased leaders 3 out, outpaced before next, ridden and no impression between last 2, 6th of 23, 17l behind Ballynagour (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Bishopsfurze (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division when sprawled on landing 2nd, soon behind, no danger after, struggling 22nd, soon pulled up, in a race won by Balthazar King (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar, 16 ran.
Kauto Stone (FR) 50-1 (11-10) Led, jumped right and not fluent 1st, headed 13th, hit 4 out, soon dropped out, 9th of 11, well behind Dynaste (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 1 chs (1) gd in Mar.
Viva Colonia (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Behind, hampered 4 out, driven and stayed on into mid-division 2 out, no chance when hampered last, 11th of 23, 23l behind Savello (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Made all, clear from last, stayed on strongly, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan beating Consigliere (11-2) by 10l, 4 ran.
King Edmund 66-1 (10-8) In touch, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next, 14th of 23, 35l behind Ballynagour (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Standing Ovation (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Raced keenly, soon pressed leader, led 9th to next, led again 13th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon lost place, no extra, 6th of 23, 12l behind Holywell (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Mar.