Follow totepool On Facebook And Twitter Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 58.50s
- Off time: 17:20:10
|1st||8 Best Boy Barney||5/1|
|3rd||5 Egypt Mill Spirit||nk||15/2|
Milosam (IRE) 17
|7||166 11-12 v1||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||100||85/40f|
Southway Star 17
|9||165 11-11 t||Mrs S Gardner||Paul John (7)||99||33/1|
Tuskar Rock (FR) 16
|11||163 11-9 b||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||97||8/1|
Double Chocolate 46
|11||159 11-5 p||J G M O'Shea||Brendan Powell||93||10/1|
Egypt Mill Spirit (IRE) 29
|8||159 11-5||T R George||A Conlon (5)||93||15/2|
Starburst Diamond (IRE) 126
|12||156 11-2 b||C Whittaker||Miss Alice Mills (7)||90||20/1|
Qualypso D'allier (FR) 8
|10||155 11-1||R Woollacott||M G Nolan (3)||89||10/1|
Best Boy Barney (IRE) 16
|8||153 10-13 bt||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||87||5/1|
Cypress Grove (IRE) 105
|11||148 10-8 v||B Ryall||Ian Popham||82||20/1|
Ballyegan (IRE) 17
|9||148 10-8 t||R H Buckler||S P Jones||82||17/2|
|8||140 10-0 t||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn (7)||70||25/1|
Milosam loves it here and was recording a fourth course and distance victory last month. He was all out to do so, however, and another 7lb might be difficult to overcome today. Tuskar Rock is well treated nowadays but is very one-paced while Double Chocolate hasn't been at his best lately, though is now 20lb lower than his last winning mark. There was market interest in BEST BOY BARNEY at Fontwell last time and he produced a much better effort. He's only had four starts over fences so there may be a bit more to come and he looks to have a fair chance of getting off the mark in this as Egypt Mill Spirit needs to improve his jumping.
Best Boy Barney (IRE) 3-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, reminders and lost place 6th, soon in rear, outpaced 5 out, stayed on before 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Tarraco (11-10) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Milosam (IRE) 7-2fav (10-10) Led until 3rd, remained prominent, led again 4 out, hung right from next, hard ridden, held on under pressure, won at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar beating Rocky Bender (11-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Egypt Mill Spirit (IRE) 9-4 (11-8) Held up in rear, in 5th and no impression when left 4th last and badly hampered, 5th of 7, well behind Bertie's Desire (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Qualypso D'allier (FR) 100-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, unseated rider 8th, in a race won by Savant Bleu (11-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f am chs 0-130 (3) gs, 10 ran.
Double Chocolate 8-1 (10-11) Chased leader, led 2nd until not fluent 6th, pressed leader, reminders after 7th, lost 2nd next (4 out), lost poor 3rd and weakened 9th (3 out), tailed off, 4th of 6, 35l behind Itoldyou (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Ballyegan (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, 8th of 12, 12l behind On The Move (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Cypress Grove (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leading pair, jumped slowly 4th, went 2nd before 5th until 7th, went 2nd again 9th, led before 11th, mistake next, headed 14th, chased winner, ridden and lost 2nd 3 out, soon no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, well behind Alteranthela (11-0) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Southway Star 33-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, pushed along 10th, soon beaten, pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Milosam (10-10) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 7 ran.
Wheelavher 14-1 (9-7) Held up behind in touch, lost touch and ridden after 3 out, stayed on to take moderate 4th approaching last, no chance with leaders, 4th of 7, 21l behind Little Jimmy (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Tuskar Rock (FR) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 9th, ridden before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 7, 32l behind Keltic Rhythm (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Starburst Diamond (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Led early, tracked leader until 7th, chased leading pair, hit rail on bend after 8th, reminders before 11th, weakened next, struggling in rear, went poor 4th 2 out, 4th of 5, 48l behind Bincombe (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Dec.