Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Memorial Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase (Military Amateur Riders) 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,367 2nd £1,354 3rd £677 4th £339
- Going: Soft (G/Soft in back straight)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 32.23s
- Off time: 16:15:08
Fredo (IRE) 14
|10||172 12-4 v1||Ian Williams||Capt H A R Wallace (7)||112||3/1|
|10||167 11-13 p||P R Webber||Mr M Chenery (7)||107||2/1f|
Tribal Dance (IRE) 14
|8||160 11-6||J G M O'Shea||L J Sole (5)||100||6/1|
Ultra Klass (FR) 22
|6||158 11-4 t1||Jamie Snowden||Mr A Michael (5)||98||8/1|
Craiglands (IRE) 16
|12||147 10-7 v||Ian Williams||Lucy Gardner||83||3/1|
Craiglands is well treated on his best form, despite carrying more than his allotted weight, but seems to have lost the winning habit. Ultra Klass has shown nothing so far under Rules while Tafika appears out of sorts and Fredo is likely to find this much too sharp. TRIBAL DANCE is still a maiden over fences but has been placed a couple of times and won over hurdles back in the autumn. As long as his jumping holds up, he could have too much pace for these.
Fredo (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 7 out to chase leaders, blundered 6 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 27l behind Loughalder (10-2) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Tafika 7-2fav (10-12) Prominent, led 2nd, headed and bumped 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 44l behind Good Order (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Craiglands (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 8th or 9th, ridden 13th, went 2nd after 3 out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 22l behind Take The Mick (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) In touch, pushed along and headway before 2 out, one pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Dorry K (10-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Ultra Klass (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, lost place before 5th, ridden after 8th, weakening when mistake 2 out (normal 4 out), tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Lord Navits (10-5) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.