Newquay Zoo Handicap Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,080 2nd £898 3rd £449
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.78s
- Off time: 14:35:39
|1st||3 Nomadic Storm||3/1|
Respectueux (FR) 295
|8||166 11-12||S-J Davies||W T Kennedy||96||17/2|
Nomadic Storm 18
|8||152 10-12 pt||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||82||3/1|
|7||146 10-6 b||A Stronge||T J O'Brien||76||9/4f|
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 7
|8||144 10-4||P J Hobbs||J M Davies||74||7/2|
Finch Flyer (IRE) 22
|7||143 10-3 p||A Sadik||Mr Alex Edwards (7)||73||11/1|
Lady Bridget 13
|6||142 10-2 bt||Mark Gillard||Gary Derwin (7)||72||6/1|
||6||119 h||M Blake||Aidan Coleman||93||NR|
Most of these have their limitations but UMUSTBEJOKING looks a possible exception. He improved considerably for his UK chase debut with a staying-on second at Southwell last month, and this former French chasing winner should go well here for a yard that is ticking along nicely. Moneymix ran pretty well on just his second chase start behind Shantou Breeze in a modest Plumpton chase and should appreciate the drop in trip on the evidence of that performance. Meirig's Dream has claims but is rather frustrating, although a good run wouldn't necessarily surprise. It's hard to get a handle on Respecteux and the market should provide the best guide.
Umustbejoking (FR) 3-1fav (10-9) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on to go 2nd after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Tayarat (10-3) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Nomadic Storm 7-2 (10-0) Held up in 5th, tracked leading trio before 5th, went 3rd 8th, one pace and no impression before 2 out, kept on flat, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind The Informant (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Respectueux (FR) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway after 5th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 15, 31l behind Jigsaw Financial (10-4) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, jumped right in places, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 7, 44l behind Daliance (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Moneymix 11-4 (10-13) Chased leading pair, not fluent 7th, went 2nd 10th, hit 4 out, ridden to lead and edging left from 2 out, hung left and headed approaching last, hung left and no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Shantou Breeze (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Lady Bridget 16-1 (9-12) In rear, weakened before 5 out, 4th of 5, well behind Mr Mole (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Jumped right, led until 2nd, led again approaching next, blundered and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by One For The Boss (9-7) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 8 ran.