Weatherbys Foreign Exchange Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 18.40s
- Off time: 14:05:28
|1st||11 Moscow Chancer||7/1|
|2nd||2 Muldoon's Picnic||nse||2/1f|
|3rd||12 Porters War||1½||11/4|
Royal Wedding 556
|10||166 11-12||N J Gifford||L Treadwell||120||25/1|
Muldoon's Picnic (IRE) 19
|6||165 11-11||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||119||2/1f|
Forget It 9
|7||163 11-9||G L Moore||J E Moore||117||16/1|
Bowntobebad (IRE) 58
|7||163 11-9||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||117||8/1|
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 15
|8||161 11-7||Mrs L Hill||D C Costello||115||25/1|
Foxesbow (IRE) 29
|8||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr A J Berry (3)||112||50/1|
Storm Survivor (IRE) 22
|6||156 11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||110||10/1|
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 67
|7||153 10-13 p||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||107||14/1|
Chapel House 15
|9||149 10-9||R C Harper||James Banks (7)||103||25/1|
Moscow Chancer (IRE) 20
|6||149 10-9 p||T R George||P J Brennan||103||7/1|
Porters War (IRE) 20
|10||147 10-7||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||101||11/4|
||7||119 t||Mrs S J Humphrey||Jack Doyle||117||NR|
Royal Wedding may need this and has plenty of weight but Wetherby third Muldoon's Picnic could figure if his suspect jumping doesn't let him down and Bowntobebad is surely a lot better than he showed when well backed on his chasing bow at Stratford, though it appears bottom weight Porters War is the stable selection on jockey bookings. Giant O Murchu has gone backwards lately and Chapel House has struggled this season but there is probably more to come from C&D winner MOSCOW CHANCER and he'll strip fitter for an encouraging reappearance at Huntingdon - he gets the nod.
I Need A Hero (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, struggling 15th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hunters Lodge (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct, 17 ran.
Moscow Chancer (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Not always fluent, held up in mid-division, headway 12th, edged left flat, stayed on same pace, 4th of 14, 4l behind Another Trump (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Muldoon's Picnic (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway and in touch halfway, went 2nd 4 out, every chance when blundered next, soon outpaced, 3rd when hit 2 out, no impression before last, 3rd of 9, 6l behind African Broadway (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct.
Porters War (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run approaching 3 out, every chance last, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Another Trump (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Bowntobebad (IRE) 15-8fav (11-7) Held up in 5th, not fluent 8th or 11th, last 12th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ballybough Gorta (10-6) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Prominent, not fluent 11th, ridden after 13th, struggling before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind I'm The Decider (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.
Chapel House 16-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, led 2nd, ran slightly wide on bend after 9th, ridden 13th, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Basoda (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Royal Wedding 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 3rd, clear before 3 out, ridden and mistake 2 out, kept on from last, ridden out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr '11 beating Take A Mile (11-4) by 12l, 7 ran.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, no impression before 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 19l behind Lucy's Legend (11-1) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Foxesbow (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) In touch, lost place 12th, weakened 4 out, 8th of 12, 32l behind Green To Gold (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Storm Survivor (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, tailed off before 5 out, 5th of 10, 30l behind Very Stylish (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Forget It 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, slow 4th, weakened 5 out, blundered 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Sir Du Bearn (11-11) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Oct, 9 ran.