Anna-Marie Parnell Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 52.90s
- Off time: 15:05:24
|1st||4 Green To Gold||13/8f|
|2nd||3 Sadler's Star||3||13/2|
|3rd||5 Run Along Boy||16||7/1|
Foxesbow (IRE) 81
|8||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr A J Berry (3)||115||16/1|
Sadler's Star (GER) 28
|9||164 11-10||M Blake||Tom Cannon (3)||113||13/2|
Green To Gold (IRE) 34
|7||163 11-9 b||D E Cantillon||L P Aspell||112||13/8f|
Run Along Boy 26
|7||163 11-9 p||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||112||7/1|
Sunday City (JPN) 25
|11||163 11-9 p||P Bowen||J E Moore||112||9/1|
Farleigh House (USA) 14
|8||161 11-7||N B King||Alex Merriam (3)||110||12/1|
Art Broker (IRE) 14
|6||161 11-7 p||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (5)||110||7/1|
Morestead (IRE) 28
|7||160 11-6 bt||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||109||20/1|
Tri Nations (UAE) 29
|7||160 11-6 pt||A Middleton||D Crosse||109||20/1|
|6||144 10-4||M R Bosley||Wayne Hutchinson||93||20/1|
Ouest Eclair (FR) 130
|7||144 10-4||Ferdy Murphy||Timmy Murphy||93||12/1|
Strawhall Maul (IRE) 14
|9||140 10-0||D L Williams||Kevin Jones (7) (ex2)||77||33/1|
||6||1110||Jonjo O'Neill||D Elsworth||113||WD|
Sadler's Star won by 10 lengths at Fontwell last month but his reward is a 10lb rise in the weights so we're going to keep faith with GREEN TO GOLD. He's been a reformed character lately, winning on the Flat and Folkestone in July before beating good yardstick Papradon by five lengths at Worcester. Last month's run on the Polytrack will have blown away any cobwebs and Don Cantillon's grey is the one to beat here. Sunday City has been a good servant to connections but appears to be on the downgrade nowadays and Farleigh House gets little respite from the handicapper and struggles to get his head in front. Art Broker and Tri Nations haven't really sparkled over fences so far.
Storm Survivor (IRE) 11-1 (11-11) Held up, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly and ridden briefly next, struggling 9th, 8th of 9, well behind Larks Lad (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Green To Gold (IRE) Evensfav (11-10) Held up mid-division on inside, smooth headway 4 out, went 2nd going well 2 out, shaken up to lead flat, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jul beating Papradon (11-7) by 5l, 11 ran.
Sadler's Star (GER) 5-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led after 3 out, clear before 2 out, eased towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Sep beating The Boss (11-2) by 10l, 7 ran.
Run Along Boy 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, stayed on well flat, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 8l behind On The Bridge (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Strawhall Maul (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear on outside, effort when mistake 8th, soon weakened, hit 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Carleton Place (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 12 ran.
Topthorn 25-1 (11-1) Held up until blundered and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Forever My Friend (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Sep, 9 ran.
Tri Nations (UAE) 11-1 (11-11) Held up, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 4 out, no impression when left 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Henry San (11-12) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Sunday City (JPN) 16-1 (11-8) Led until 3rd, prominent, hit 3 out, one pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Larks Lad (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Foxesbow (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, switched outside and ridden after 4 out, no impression when not fluent next, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 49l behind Victor Hewgo (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Ouest Eclair (FR) 14-1 (11-2) In rear and outpaced, headway before 10th, chased winner before 3 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Whatshallwedo (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Art Broker (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, hit 6th, headway 12th, one pace when not fluent last, no extra, 5th of 12, 15l behind Pigeon Island (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Farleigh House (USA) 6-1 (10-12) In touch in 5th, pushed along before 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 10, 32l behind Ugo (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Morestead (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 7th, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Akbabend (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.