Campbell Gillies Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 27.40s
- Off time: 16:15:31
|1st||5 Lucky Sunny||15/8f|
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 8
|10||166 11-12 p||Mrs B Butterworth||B Hughes||120||17/2|
|7||166 11-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||120||3/1|
Red Kingdom (IRE) 12
|8||156 11-2 b||Mrs Dianne Sayer||J Reveley||110||11/1|
Lucky Sunny (IRE) 65
|9||153 10-13||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||107||15/8f|
Nosecond Chance (IRE) 23
|6||150 10-10 t||M W Easterby||Jake Greenall (5)||104||9/4|
||10||111||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Non Runner||109||NR|
Seedless made a winning start to her chase career over 2m6f at Cartmel and she'll probably try and make all here. But Donald McCain's mare has to give 16lb to NOSECOND CHANCE, which may prove beyond her. The latter is now a pound lower than when winning at Hereford in November last year and hinted at a revival at Uttoxeter last time. With Jake Greenall taking off 5lb, he must go close. Lucky Sunny is 5lb higher than when successful at Perth but isn't as exposed over fences as Fred Bojangals or Musselburgh specialist Red Kingdom.
Prosecco (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up, mistake 4th, jumped slowly next and 7th, headway approaching 3 out, beaten after 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 21l behind The Thirsty Bricky (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Apr.
Lucky Sunny (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in 4th, closed approaching 6th, went 3rd 4 out, blundered 2 out, mistake left 1 length 2nd and hampered last, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, won at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Aug beating The Paddy Premium (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Seedless 8-15fav (11-0) Made all, 3 lengths clear last, soon ridden, stayed on well to go right away flat, eased towards finish, won at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) sft in Aug beating Tito Bustillo (11-7) by 11l, 3 ran.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Led, headed after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 14, 21l behind Romanesco (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Red Kingdom (IRE) 28-1 (10-2) Held up, headway approaching 5th, soon lost place, behind 11th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Pigeon Island (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Nosecond Chance (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, jumped right and bumped 4th, hit 4 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 9, 4l behind Larks Lad (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.