Paddy Power Celebrating Hunt Ball Handicap Chase 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 3.10s
- Off time: 15:40:47
Bonoman (IRE) 13
|9||166 11-12||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||87||9/4|
Rash Moment (FR) 16
|13||158 11-4 p||M Scudamore||T Scudamore||79||9/2|
Terra Bleu (IRE) 4
|5||155 11-1 vt||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||76||6/4f|
Nesnaas (USA) 17
|11||151 10-11 ht||A J Lidderdale||W Kennedy||72||25/1|
Sulpius (GER) 59
|7||150 10-10||R H Buckler||A Glassonbury||71||15/2|
Tchang Goon (FR) 18
|8||142 10-2 p||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison (5)||63||25/1|
||11||10-2||P Phelan||C Bolger||9/2|
Terra Bleu makes a quick reappearance having finished runner-up at Plumpton on Monday. He should be in the firing-line again but was well behind RASH MOMENT over C&D last month. The latter finished a close-up second on that occasion and can go one better today racing off the same mark. Bonoman posted an improved effort at Chepstow recently and the handicapper has given him a chance dropping him 2lb for this but it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Sulpius (GER) 18-1 (10-7) Chased leaders on outside, lost place 5th, mistakes 8th and 9th, behind when bad mistake 12th, 9th of 12, 32l behind Local Present (10-0) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Sep.
Bonoman (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Held up in last trio, headway approaching 5 out, went 4th after next, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 10, 10l behind Royal Mile (9-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Oct.
Tchang Goon (FR) 40-1 (9-12) In touch, hampered 5th, lost place apprtoaching 9th, behind when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Truckers Benefit (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Terra Bleu (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Royale Knight (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Nesnaas (USA) 33-1 (10-0) Soon led, headed approaching 11th, soon weakened, behind when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Knapp Bridge Boy (10-8) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 9 ran.
Rash Moment (FR) 11-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, ridden to challenge next, every chance after last, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind No No Bingo (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.