Charles Stanley Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
- Going: Soft (G/Soft in back straight)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.84s
- Off time: 14:30:25
|1st||2 Greywell Boy||5/4f|
|2nd||5 Bullet Street||¾||3/1|
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 76
|9||166 11-12 vt||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||125||8/1|
Greywell Boy 14
|7||163 11-9||Nick Williams||R Johnson||122||5/4f|
Sands Cove (IRE) 48
|7||161 11-7 t||C J Mann||N Fehily||120||7/1|
Train Of Thought (IRE) 114
|6||156 11-2 p1||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge||115||16/1|
Bullet Street (IRE) 99
|6||155 11-1||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||114||3/1|
Coolbeg (IRE) 38
|8||142 10-2||Mrs H Main||Felix De Giles (ex1)||101||8/1|
||6||11-5||Nick Williams||D Bass||3/1|
Wings Of Smoke was only beaten a couple of lengths at Haydock last time but is 2lb higher here. Lasy year's winner GREYWELL BOY was beaten eight lengths when second at Warwick but the drop back to 2m is in his favour and he's back on the same mark as when narrowly beaten at Ascot last April. Nick Williams' charge looks the one to beat, though Sands Cove has claims on past form and preferred to Evan Williams' pair Train Of Thought and Bullet Street. Coolbeg is much better off at the weights than when third to the selection last year but has been a bit disappointing this season.
Greywell Boy 9-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7 out, headway before 6 out, chased winner run-in, no impression, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Persian Snow (10-8) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Feb.
Bullet Street (IRE) 2-1fav (10-11) In touch in 4th, jumped left 3 out, ridden next, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Workbench (10-9) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Sands Cove (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, challenged 4th, lost place after 4 out, weakened before next, 4th of 6, 42l behind Tornado In Milan (10-13) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Jan.
Coolbeg (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st or 4th, one pace before 3 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Al Alfa (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Held up, headway halfway, led 5 out, strongly challenged 2 out, jumped left last, soon headed, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Granville Island (11-7) at Haydock 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.
Train Of Thought (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Prominent on inside, lost place when not fluent 3rd, well behind before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Waterunder (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 10 ran.