Your Favourite Totepool Bets At totepool.com Handicap Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
Big Fella Thanks To Win 2.10 A (A Hammond) + Chelsea, Swansea, Tottenham All To Win (J Redknapp) 100-1
- Winning time: 4m 5.30s
- Off time: 13:47:54
|2nd||5 Rossini's Dancer||1¾||15/2|
Pret A Thou (FR) 8
|9||166 11-12||J Groucott||Harry Challoner (5)||132||8/1|
Lease Lend 36
|9||166 11-12 pt||T D Easterby||R McGrath||132||11/8f|
Best Lover (FR) 231
|10||164 11-10||Miss L Hurley||Peter Carberry (5)||130||14/1|
Diamond Frontier (IRE) 35
|9||159 11-5||J Wade||John Dawson (7)||125||9/1|
Rossini's Dancer 26
|7||154 11-0 p||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander (3)||120||15/2|
Prosecco (IRE) 35
|10||152 10-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||118||5/2|
Diamond Frontier (IRE)
||8||11-3||J Wade||K Renwick||11/8|
Having been pulled up for the third time in a row at Ayr last month, the once-useful Diamond Frontier has a bit to prove now. LEASE LEND won over C&D off a higher mark in January last year and has performed respectably in his two starts here over further following a lay-off. Tim Easterby's gelding can recapture the winning thread in this with question marks also hanging over Pret A Thou and Best Lover. Carlisle runner-up Rossini's Dancer warrants respect, however, though lacks consistency while Prosecco won easily at Ayr last month though is now on a career-high mark.
Prosecco (IRE) 11-4 (10-0) Chased leaders, lost place 3rd, headway 6th, not fluent 4 out, jumped right and led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov beating Bocciani (10-12) by 10l, 8 ran.
Rossini's Dancer 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed 6th, led again 11th, not fluent 5 out, soon headed, lost 2nd before 3 out, chased winner after last, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Whats Up Woody (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Lease Lend 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th and next, headway after 5 out, chased leading pair 3 out, stayed on to 3rd last until post, 4th of 11, 7l behind Bless The Wings (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov.
Diamond Frontier (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Led until after 7th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Prosecco (10-0) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Pret A Thou (FR) 66-1 (9-12) Prominent, not fluent 1st, went 2nd 6th until before 11th, 7th and weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Bless The Wings (10-11) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.
Best Lover (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Pressed leader to 2nd, reminders after next, behind when mistake 4th, soon lost touch and pulled up, in a race won by Doeslessthanme (11-11) at Ayr 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Apr, 9 ran.