eastlothian.gov.uk Handicap Chase 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 6.50s
- Off time: 14:50:15
Storming Gale (IRE) 196
|7||166 11-12 t||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||123||15/8|
Blenheim Brook (IRE) 30
|8||165 11-11||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||122||4/1|
Kealigolane (IRE) 37
|9||165 11-11 h||F P Murtagh||J Reveley||122||6/1|
Bertie Milan (IRE) 28
|8||147 10-7 p||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||104||13/8f|
||11||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Ryan Mania||111||NR|
Isla Pearl Fisher
||9||11-1||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||8/1|
Storming Gale landed a handicap at this grade at Ayr in March and is now just 1lb higher despite a solid effort at Kelso the following month. Blenheim Brook started out in handicaps off a 16lb higher mark and though he's been pulled up in his three most recent starts his earlier form puts him in the picture. Kealigolane won a novice chase at Carlisle in February when the ground was very testing but his jumping has let him down on his most recent starts. A reasonably flat circuit plus good ground are requirements for MORE EQUITY, who is just 3lb higher for winning under a huge weight here last month. This is a bit tougher but she's in better form than her rivals and can complete the double. Bertie Milan is inconsistent and ran very poorly at Carlisle a month ago.
More Equity 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway before 4 out, led 4 out, kept on, driven out, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov beating Dukeofchesterwood (10-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Kealigolane (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Led, headed 5 out, pushed along before 4 out, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 21l behind Simply Ned (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Storming Gale (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 5th, ridden 10th, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 11, 20l behind Fine Parchment (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in May.
Bertie Milan (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) In rear, effort in 6th before 5 out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 39l behind Snuker (10-0) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
Blenheim Brook (IRE) 9-4fav (10-13) Always towards rear, pulled up, in a race won by Kruzhlinin (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov, 7 ran.