Back Of The Net At BetVictor.com Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 28.20s
- Off time: 17:41:14
|1st||10 Barton Gift||9/4f|
|3rd||7 Victory Gunner||23||8/1|
Camden (IRE) 18
|8||166 11-12 p||O Sherwood||Thomas Garner (3)||114||10/1|
Ballylifen (IRE) 14
|7||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||J Huxham (8)||114||6/1|
Requin (FR) 37
|9||165 11-11 p||V R A Dartnall||Giles Hawkins (3)||113||14/1|
Master Neo (FR) 44
|8||164 11-10 t||N J Hawke||James Best||112||6/1|
Present To You (IRE) 12
|9||163 11-9||D G Bridgwater||Jake Hodson (8)||111||12/1|
Mauricetheathlete (IRE) 19
|11||159 11-5||M Keighley||O Garner (8)||107||25/1|
Victory Gunner (IRE) 15
|16||158 11-4||R Lee||M G Nolan||106||8/1|
Rocky Bender (IRE) 27
|9||156 11-2 b||Miss V Williams||Callum Whillans (3)||104||17/2|
Cornish Ice 53
|10||154 11-0 p||R Dickin||Joseph Palmowski (8)||102||16/1|
Barton Gift 15
|7||153 10-13 b||J L Spearing||Maurice Linehan||101||9/4f|
Victory Gunner may be a relative pensioner in comparison to most of these but wasn't disgraced at Exeter last month and knows his way around here. Mauricetheathlete is another course specialist but is better over hurdles. Camden is plummeting down the weights and eased in grade while Requin is also starting to look well treated. Rocky Bender is lightly raced over fences and Ballylifen certainly has the form to figure in this grade but Present To You found little when push came to shove at Plumpton last time and has become hard to win with. MASTER NEO started favourite for a race at Warwick in January in which Present To You eventually finished third but fell. He has his ground today, however, and an experienced conditional on board and could be the value.
Barton Gift 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, upsides leader when pecked badly and unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by No Duffer (11-11) at Warwick 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 10 ran.
Camden (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) With leader, pushed along after 5 out and soon lost 2nd, regained 2nd place 4 out until no extra run-in, 3rd of 4, 22l behind Fill The Power (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Feb.
Victory Gunner (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leader, led 10th, ridden and headed 3 out, no chance when lost 2nd between last 2, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Thomas Wild (11-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Master Neo (FR) 3-1fav (11-4) Held up behind leaders, mistake 3rd, bumped 8th, went 3rd 10th, not fluent next, weakening when fell 12th, in a race won by Union Jack D'ycy (11-9) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Ballylifen (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) In touch in mid-division on outside, not fluent and lost place briefly 7th, not fluent 10th, 4th and no impression from 2 out, 4th of 7, 16l behind Woodford County (10-13) at Chepstow 3m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Feb.
Rocky Bender (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Jumped right at times, led, clear approaching 3rd, not fluent 6th, headed no extra approaching 2 out, 2nd of 8, 19l behind Tarabela (11-10) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Requin (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, lost place before 8th, weakening when mistake 10th, struggling when jumped slowly 11th, tailed off, 6th of 9, 41l behind Bennys Mist (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Present To You (IRE) 8-11fav (11-9) Slight lead, headed briefly 2nd, joined 2 out, soon headed, no extra before last, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 4, 14l behind According To Them (9-11) at Plumpton 3m 2f 5yo Am hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Cornish Ice 7-1 (11-11) Led, headed before 4th, remained close up, ridden before 4 out, soon went 3rd, mistake 3 out, one pace, 4th of 10, 42l behind Barton Gift (9-12) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Mauricetheathlete (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Led 5f, led again 12f out, headed over 5f out, lost place over 3f out, 5th of 9, 16l behind Mitchell's Way (11-2) at Southwell 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.