Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 20.10s
- Off time: 16:25:24
|1st||3 Kentford Legend||6/4|
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 30
|7||165 11-11 p||P Bowen||J E Moore||107||7/1|
Kentford Legend 22
|7||163 11-9||J W Mullins||A Thornton||105||6/4|
Roseneath (IRE) 52
|10||155 11-1 pt||A M Hales||Killian Moore (5)||97||9/1|
Lough Coi (IRE) 10
|8||146 10-6 vt||A Middleton||Charlie Deutsch (7)||88||5/4f|
||8||1112 t||D Skelton||Non Runner||108||NR|
||11||R C Harper||Mr M J P Kendrick||69||NR|
||6||11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||9/2|
LOUGH COI has dropped to a lenient mark and has been threatening to get his head in front for a while. He was only beaten a neck over course and distance 10 days ago and, due to go up 7lb from Monday, can cash in today. Kentford Legend came good over fences at the third time of asking over track and trip last month. He should be open to further improvement but has been raised 9lb, which looks harsh. Roseneath has been sent off favourite in his last three starts but beaten each time and needs some help from the handicapper. Tony Dinozzo won at Fakenham in January but his jumping has let him down in two starts since.
Ballincurrig (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and wide, in 5th before 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 48l behind Umberto D'olivate (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Chapel House 8-1 (9-7) Slowly away, chased leaders, slow 5th, pushed along halfway, weakened 4 out, tailed off bfore 2 out, moderate 4th, last of 4, well behind Ratify (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Kentford Legend 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 1st, jumped right 5th, led after 7th, headed 3 out, edged left after 2 out, stayed on under pressure to lead again towards finish, won at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Feb beating Crescent Beach (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Lough Coi (IRE) 4-1fav (10-2) Held up, headway 5th, challenged 4 out, ridden flat, every chance when rider became unbalanced 100 yards out and lost a little momentum, stayed on close home, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Roseneath (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Held up mid-division, went 3rd before 4 out, one pace, 5th of 10, 45l behind Barton Gift (9-12) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 7-1 (10-0) Prominent, led 10th, ridden after 5 out, headed next, weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, well behind Buywise (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.