Vale Of Belvoir Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 6.60s
- Off time: 14:00:40
|2nd||8 Roc De Guye||11||10/1|
|3rd||9 Rebel High||4||10/1|
What An Oscar (IRE) 35
|8||166 11-12 v||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||115||8/1|
Morgan's Bay 22
|8||161 11-7||T R George||P J Brennan||110||5/1|
Points of View 68
|8||160 11-6 pt||K C Bailey||S Thomas||109||20/1|
Drumlang (IRE) 4
|7||159 11-5 p||Ian Williams||Will Kennedy||108||7/2|
|7||158 11-4||Mrs P Sly||Miss G Andrews (5)||107||9/1|
Coolbeg (IRE) 14
|7||157 11-3 t||Mrs H Main||Felix De Giles||106||33/1|
Lemon's Gent 31
|6||154 11-0 pt||P R Webber||S P Jones||103||27/10f|
Roc De Guye (FR) 41
|8||150 10-10||H J Evans||L Treadwell||99||10/1|
Rebel High (IRE) 17
|9||140 10-0 p1||D Frankland||Joshua Moore||88||10/1|
Ian Williams' stable is flying and DRUMLANG has been dropped 3lb since finishing third to Christopher Wren over course and distance on Sunday. The faster ground isn't a problem and most of his rivals have a bit to prove at recent form. Chicklemix could be interesting as she had excuses when tailed off last time at Towcester. She's not badly treated on her hurdles form but What An Oscar and Points of View were pulled up last time and the handicapper may have got to Roc De Guye. Morgan's Bay will have needed his run at Bangor and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Drumlang (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Made most until 4 out, chased winner, ridden 2 out, left clear 2nd at last, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Christopher Wren (10-11) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf.
Roc De Guye (FR) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders until 11th, ridden and slightly outpaced next, 5th when hampered 3 out, plugged on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 7, 23l behind Midnight Charmer (10-3) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Rebel High (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Prominent, outpaced before 4 out, jumped left and no extra 2 out, weakening when jumped left last, 3rd of 8, 27l behind Mr Bachster (10-10) at Leicester 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Nov.
Chicklemix 10-1 (11-6) Prominent, lost place when hit 3rd, jumped right and behind from next, 5th of 10, 27l behind Arkaim (11-0) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Coolbeg (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Fell 1st, in a race won by Miss Tenacious (11-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov, 7 ran.
Morgan's Bay 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, chased leaders before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 13l behind Allerton (10-1) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Points of View 9-1 (11-9) Held up behind, reminders after 4th, struggling 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Little Chip (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep, 9 ran.
Lemon's Gent 4-1 (11-3) Led to 2nd, led 4th to 5th, led again 10th, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 40l behind Foundation Man (11-12) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
What An Oscar (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Led until 2nd, tracked leaders, jumped left and mistake 4th, not fluent 5th, lost place next, well behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Midnight Prayer (11-3) at Stratford 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct, 10 ran.