Best Odds Guaranteed At totepool.com Handicap Chase (For The Hugh Barclay Challenge Trophy) 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 9.22s
- Off time: 16:16:41
|1st||6 Mister Philson||7/2|
Kealigolane (IRE) 66
|10||166 11-12||F P Murtagh||J Reveley||127||22/1|
Railway Dillon (IRE) 25
|9||164 11-10 pt||D McCain Jnr||Nick Slatter (7)||125||10/1|
|9||163 11-9 bt||M Walford||D C Costello||124||7/2|
|7||155 11-1||A C Whillans||E Whillans (3)||116||11/8f|
Etxalar (FR) 31
|11||152 10-12 t||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||113||7/1|
Mister Philson (IRE) 16
|9||146 10-6 p||S R B Crawford||Craig Nichol (5)||107||7/2|
Do It For Dalkey
||11||11-7||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||10/3|
Mister Philson found only The Friary too good over track and trip last month but has just the one victory in 14 starts over fences. Etxalar has a better strike rate but is upped in class after a victory at Carlisle. Samstown is not easily dismissed after going close over 3m4f at Wincanton last time but both Railway Dillon and Kealigolane are looking to put recent poor efforts behind them. FENTARA has been threatening to get her head back in front this year. She looks to have a slightly easier task in this after her latest third to Wicklow Lad at Newcastle and the vote goes to Mark Walford's mare.
Mister Philson (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Led after 1st to next, with leader, led again 7th, ridden and headed when not fluent 2 out, switched right and rallied last, every chance flat, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind The Friary (11-3) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Samstown 5-2fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway before 15th, led 17th, pressed from 3 out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Flying Award (10-13) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.
Etxalar (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Made all, clear before 3 out, driven out, won at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb beating Baltic Pathfinder (10-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Kealigolane (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led to 5 out, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, soon pulled up, in a race won by Mr Moonshine (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan, 8 ran.
Railway Dillon (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Led, headed 8th, reminder after, led before 9th, headed 9th, led again 5 out, headed before next, weakened before and blundered 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by And The Man (11-1) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Fentara 11-4fav (11-0) In touch, went 2nd from 3 out, no extra run-in, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Wicklow Lad (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.