totescoop6 Saturday's Big TV Bet Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 3 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 58.10s
- Off time: 14:30:27
|1st||2 See Double You||11/8f|
Badger Foot (IRE) 23
|9||166 11-12 t||Miss Lucinda V Russell||G B Watters (7)||110||7/2|
See Double You (IRE) 13
|11||165 11-11||Ronan McNally||R P McNally (7)||109||11/8f|
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 16
|11||152 10-12||J S Goldie||J Reveley||96||6/4|
||7||101||A C Whillans||P Buchanan||85||NR|
See Double You was a runner-up over track and trip in January and the Irish raider went on to win at Naas on his latest start. But he's been upped 13lb for that success and Too Cool To Fool is 15lb higher than when scoring over 2m here last month. The latter has since won over hurdles at this track so should go well again but preference is for BADGER FOOT. Lucinda Russell's charge has been placed over 3m on a couple of occasions since winning over today's trip at Newcastle in December and gets the vote back over 2m4f. Heart O Annandale has no worthwhile form and was due to run here yesterday.
Heart O Annandale (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) In rear, tailed off before 7th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Bygones Of Brid (11-5) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jun, 14 ran.
See Double You (IRE) 2-1fav (10-1) Held up towards rear, a little slow at 5th, progress from 6 out, 7th before straight where raced on inner still travelling smoothly, got on terms 2 out where jumped slightly right, led last, ridden clear run-in, comfortably, won at Naas 3m hcp chs 0-123 in Feb beating In Great Form (11-6) by 7l, 11 ran.
Badger Foot (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway from 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Mister Marker (11-7) at Kelso 2m 7f Am hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 2-1fav (10-4) Tracked leader, led narrowly after 4 out, headed 2 out, 2 lengths down in 2nd last, switched left and rallied to regain lead flat, held on towards finish, won at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb beating Makhzoon (11-4) by nk, 6 ran.