Visit At The Races Virgin 354 Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 1f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 1f 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 33.10s
- Off time: 14:40:17
|3rd||8 Johnnys Legacy||6||9/1|
Cody Wyoming 9
|8||166 11-12||Mrs H Main||Felix De Giles||109||4/1j|
Sonofagun (FR) 22
|8||165 11-11||Ian Williams||R J McCarth (5)||108||11/2|
Riddleofthesands (IRE) 19
|10||161 11-7 t||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||104||6/1|
Kyles Faith (IRE) 13
|6||159 11-5||M Keighley||T Siddall||102||8/1|
Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 13
|7||157 11-3||D G Bridgwater||S Quinlan||100||13/2|
Malibu Sun 45
|7||152 10-12||B Pauling||D Bass||95||4/1j|
Marleno (GER) 35
|8||152 10-12 ht||A Middleton||C Poste||95||12/1|
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 13
|7||147 10-7||C R Dore||Peter Carberry (3)||90||9/1|
Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 7
|9||140 10-0||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (5)||50||150/1|
Riddleofthesands has won two of his last four starts over fences but would prefer more testing ground. Sonofagun drops back in distance and would figure with a repeat of his earlier second at Warwick. Malibu Sun finished runner-up at Fontwell in a lower grade contest in December and Johnnys Legacy has a shout on his earlier placed effort at Doncaster. Kyles Faith also has claims on his hurdling form as he goes chasing for the first time, but CODY WYOMING was travelling well when falling in better company at Newbury and Heather Main's charge gets another chance in this.
Sonofagun (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led over 9f out until well over 3f out, lost 2nd 3f out, ridden and weakened quickly over 2f out, 10th of 14, 31l behind Zulu Oscar (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Marleno (GER) 7-1 (11-12) In rear, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 44l behind Whispering Harry (11-4) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, badly bumped 1st, jumped big 6th, jumped left 7th, lost place before 11th, 8th of 12, well behind Lord Fox (10-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Riddleofthesands (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Chased leader until 4th, outpaced after 8th, rallied approaching out, not clear run before last, stayed on under pressure flat, led close home, won at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb beating Lucky Sunny (11-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Malibu Sun 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, led narrowly and mistake 3 out, headed before 2 out, no extra run-in, 4th of 12, 12l behind Oh Right (9-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 9-2fav (11-12) Held up, headway 2nd, weakened after 11th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Lord Fox (10-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 12 ran.
Cody Wyoming 9-1 (10-0) In touch on inside, headway to chase leaders 9th, went 2nd before 2 out, over 1 length down but going ok when fell 2 out, in a race won by Headly's Bridge (11-2) at Newbury 2m 2f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy, 8 ran.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Prominent, led approaching 6th, headed before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Summerlea (11-11) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 100-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened from 4 out, last of 4, 48l behind Lord Navits (10-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.