Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Handicap Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 7.10s
- Off time: 14:41:04
|2nd||6 On The Case||1¼||11/1|
|3rd||7 Bally Lagan||s.h||4/1|
Marleno (GER) 19
|8||166 11-12 ht||A Middleton||James Banks (5)||91||8/1|
|11||166 11-12||Mrs L J Young||R T Dunne (3)||91||7/1|
Missionaire (USA) 17
|7||166 11-12||A W Carroll||Trevor Whelan (3)||91||10/1|
Rebel High (IRE) 126
|10||161 11-7 p||D Frankland||T Scudamore||86||8/1|
Tinelyra (IRE) 19
|8||159 11-5||F M O'Brien||Conor Shoemark (5)||84||8/1|
On The Case 76
|6||154 11-0||T R George||P J Brennan||79||11/1|
Bally Lagan (IRE) 34
|6||151 10-11 pt||R Dickin||C Poste||76||4/1|
Beauchamp Viking 31
|10||150 10-10 t||Hugo Froud||C Bolger||75||20/1|
One For The Boss (IRE) 19
|7||150 10-10 p||D Burchell||C Wallis (5)||75||10/3f|
This looks a modest heat contested by infrequent winners. Marleno must have a chance as he continues to tumble down the weights. He finished ahead of ONE FOR THE BOSS and Tinelyra at Stratford last month but the bottom weight can race off his current mark today and should strip fitter for that run, his first since a decent third at Uttoxeter in November. Robbie Dunne's mount gets a tentative vote as Missionaire doesn't always find a lot when push comes to shove. Rebel High has been well beaten in all of his last three starts.
Tinelyra (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, well beaten 3 out, 8th of 10, 32l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
On The Case 9-2 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 7 out, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Oh Right (9-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan, 12 ran.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, led 3 out, headed 2 out, went left after last, no extra, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Thedreamstillalive (9-11) at Leicester 2m 4f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Rebel High (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Led until after 1st, led 3rd, headed 2 out, lost 2nd and jumped left last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Drumlang (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Dec.
Fintan 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and no extra in 5th before 2 out, 5th of 15, 35l behind The Happy Warrior (11-1) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Beauchamp Viking 14-1 (10-2) Held up off the pace in 4th, closer order 5th, went 3rd before 7th, went 2nd next until after 4 out, chased leading pair until pushed along before 3 out, ridden and beaten before 2 out, 4th and no chance when fell heavily last, in a race won by Capisci (11-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
Missionaire (USA) 7-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 4th and one pace 2 out, stayed on to press for 2nd from last until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Le Bacardy (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
One For The Boss (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden after 11th, outpaced by leaders before 3 out, hit 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 32l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Marleno (GER) 10-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, soon in touch, outpaced by leaders 3 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 10, 21l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.