Lowmans Handicap Chase 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 42.96s
- Off time: 15:11:35
|1st||1 Orange Nassau||11/4j|
|2nd||2 Palos Conti||25||5/1|
Orange Nassau (FR) 73
|8||166 11-12||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||114||11/4j|
Palos Conti (FR) 51
|11||160 11-6||B Ellison||D C Costello||108||5/1|
Honest John 33
|10||159 11-5||S Gollings||P Bohan (7)||107||7/1|
Around A Pound (IRE) 52
|9||152 10-12||N Kent||Henry Brooke||100||9/2|
Airmen's Friend (IRE) 73
|8||151 10-11 pt||C J Mann||M D Grant||99||11/4j|
Ballyhilty Bridge 22
|8||147 10-7||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||95||10/1|
||8||112 p1||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||104||NR|
Orange Nassau was still beaten a distance despite finishing third in the Lincolnshire National here on Boxing Day. But he'd earlier finished well ahead of Palos Conti when scoring at Wetherby and should figure again. Milans Well has lost his way since last April's win at Wincanton but Around A Pound showed signs of a resurgence when runner-up to Ultimatum Du Roy over track and trip. Honest John has claims on his third at Doncaster in January but is unreliable and a chance is taken on AIRMEN'S FRIEND. Placed here last time, he's had just the two outings since scoring over these fences in 2012 and has slipped back down to a winning mark.
Milans Well (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Not fluent and well in rear, tailed off and pulled before 7th, in a race won by Virginia Ash (11-2) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Orange Nassau (FR) 9-4fav (11-9) Prominent, led 4th, joined 14th, ridden and headed approachin 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 6, 27l behind Merlin's Wish (11-9) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Palos Conti (FR) 15-2 (10-0) Led to 10th, remained close up, every chance 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 11, 21l behind Bar De Ligne (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Airmen's Friend (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) In rear, headway 7th, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, rallied approaching last, driven and stayed on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Crookstown (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Honest John 11-4 (11-12) Led until 5th, mistake 7th, soon given reminder, weakened 10th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Divine Intavention (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 6 ran.
Around A Pound (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Held up in last, closed when not fluent 4 out, challenged next, soon led, headed before 2 out, beaten last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Ultimatum Du Roy (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Ballyhilty Bridge 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, struggling in rear 6th, tailed off 3 out, eased soon after, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Tarabela (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.