Queens Royal Lancers Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.20s
- Off time: 14:10:31
|2nd||2 Morgan's Bay||27||11/8f|
|6||166 11-12||Mrs P Sly||Kielan Woods (3)||114||5/1|
Morgan's Bay (ex7) 10
|9||166 11-12||T R George||P J Brennan||107||11/8f|
Playing With Fire (IRE) 787
|10||156 11-2 h||R Dickin||C Poste||104||12/1|
Bin End 22
|8||154 11-0 p||F Brennan||S Twiston-Davies||102||11/4|
Brassbound (USA) 15
|6||154 11-0 p||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||102||5/1|
MORGAN'S BAY has now won twice over this course and distance after beating Barenger by five lengths 10 days ago. He probably had a bit more in the locker so could be capable of defying a penalty and should beat Arkaim, beaten 22 lengths over track and trip last time, off level weights. Bin End has been placed twice here over fences and won over hurdles in 2012 but needs more if he is land this, though holds Brassbound on the form book. Playing With Fire will surely need this.
Arkaim 10-1 (11-8) Led, not fluent 1st or 8th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, no chance with winner before next, 2nd of 6, 22l behind Massena (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Morgan's Bay 13-8fav (10-13) Tracked leader, not fluent 8th, challenging when not fluent 4 out, led before next, headed 2 out, soon led again, stayed on well, won at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Feb beating Barenger (11-5) by 5l, 4 ran.
Brassbound (USA) 14-1 (11-3) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, reminder after 8th, lost place before 4 out, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Hollow Blue Sky (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Playing With Fire (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, 6th of 9, 23l behind Mujamead (9-11) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan '12.
Bin End 4-1 (11-4) Badly hampered (almost brough down) and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Lord Navits (10-5) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 10 ran.