Hose Thorns Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 19.50s
- Off time: 13:00:25
|2nd||5 Caulfields Venture||7||11/4|
|3rd||6 Be My Deputy||8||14/1|
Reginaldinho (UAE) 23
|7||166 11-12||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||100||2/1f|
Calypso Bay (IRE) 78
|7||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||100||10/1|
|7||165 11-11||J A B Old||M D Grant||99||15/2|
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 23
|9||160 11-6||A Hobbs||Donal Fahy||94||50/1|
Caulfields Venture (IRE) 37
|7||158 11-4||Andrew Turnell||James Banks (7)||92||11/4|
Be My Deputy (IRE) 53
|8||158 11-4 b1||R C Guest||Harry Haynes||92||14/1|
|9||156 11-2||A W Carroll||Mr J Hamer (7)||90||9/1|
Hever Road (IRE) 50
|14||149 10-9||D Pearson||Joseph Cornwall (5)||83||33/1|
Hollow Heartbeat (IRE) 22
|6||144 10-4 p||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||78||8/1|
||10||10-0||Mrs L J Young||James Best||16/1|
Reginaldinho has been a beaten favourite twice since reappearing after a long absence but hasn't looked at his best. Todareistodo gained reward for his consistency on very heavy ground at Towcester but a 5lb rise won't help while Caulfields Venture was fortunate to finish runner-up here last time in a five-runner event. Blinkers could spur Be My Deputy into action but the safest option looks to be MUJAMEAD. Seven times a winner over hurdles, he's still a maiden over fences but ran well at Towcester last month and today's conditions should prove ideal. Veteran Hever Road is well enough weighted but needs further.
Reginaldinho (UAE) 4-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway 7th, chased leaders from 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 12, 14l behind No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Caulfields Venture (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Close up, dropped to rear after 4th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, headway when left 2nd approaching last, kept on, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Witch's Hat (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, mistake 6th and soon towards rear, not fluent 9th, ridden and weakened from 5 out, 5th of 8, 22l behind Definite Appeal (10-7) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Behind, hit 1st, ridden and struggling before 9th, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Mujamead 16-1 (10-9) Raced wide, held up behind, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before next, ridden and kept on flat, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Topaze Collonges (11-11) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Hollow Heartbeat (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, weakened 5 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Bendant (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 5f beg chs (4) hvy in Dec.
Todareistodo 7-2 (11-6) Held up in rear, pecked slightly 6th, headway 9th, led 3 out, clear after last, all out, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Gorgehous Lliege (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Calypso Bay (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, in touch, jumped slowly throughout, not fluent 11th, soon detatched, tailed off, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 6 ran.
Hever Road (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Led, headed when not much room on bend after 8th, lost place 14th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Red Rouble (11-10) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.