Try Betdaq For An Exchange Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,578
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 58.70s
- Off time: 15:20:50
|1st||1 Buckland Gold||9/4f|
|2nd||2 Prince Des Marais||7||4/1|
Buckland Gold (IRE) 15
|9||166 11-12||R O'Leary||J W Farrelly (3)||100||9/4f|
Prince Des Marais (FR) 20
|6||164 11-10||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||105||4/1|
Mibleu (FR) 21
|9||163 11-9||R H & Mrs S Alner||D A Jacob||104||4/1|
Spiritual Society (IRE) 29
|9||161 11-7 t||N P Mulholland||R P McLernon (5)||102||13/2|
Mad Professor (IRE) 8
|6||152 10-12 p||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (7)||93||11/2|
Peak Seasons (IRE) 11
|6||148 10-8||M C Chapman||L Vickers (3)||89||7/1|
Fiorsceal (IRE) 218
|7||140 10-0 p||D J Ryan||T G M Ryan||33/1|
Ronald O'Leary can collect his travelling expenses from Ireland here with BUCKLAND GOLD looking the pick, but Mibleu and Peak Seasons are also likely to be well supported. Buckland Gold has top weight status to defy, but remains competitive with a claimer on board, as he aims to follow up a very straightforward victory last month at Market Rasen. The surface will suit, and he may be sent to the front straight from the off as when winning last time. Peak Seasons is a front runner two, and one of the busiest jumps horses around, winning a similar contest here last month. A quick re-appearance couldn't make it a double, but he's a nice sort with lots to like about him. Mibleu's not won for almost 18 months, but was a good second last time when having his first run for six months. That blow-out will have done him the world of good, and although in the past he's been sent off from the front, letting something else set the pace pace dividends last time. Spiritual Society is the other course and distance winner in the field, but the handicapper seems to have his measure now. Our choice to land it then is Buckland Gold.
Buckland Gold (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Made all, clear after 4 out, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr beating Work Boy (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Prince Des Marais (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division when brought down 6th, in a race won by Dover's Hill (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 8th, soon behind, no chance when hampered 3 out, 6th of 12, 28l behind Toulouse Express (10-5) at Southwell 2m 1f stks (5) gd in Apr.
Mad Professor (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, in 3rd when saddle slipped and unseated rider after 5 out, in a race won by Glimmer of Light (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd, 7 ran.
Mibleu (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, going well when chased leader approaching 3 out, ridden and ran on from 2 out, not reached winner flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Launde (11-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf in Apr.
Spiritual Society (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Raced keenly, led 4th until 7th, led next, headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 11, 15l behind Huguenot (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Fiorsceal (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always behind, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Fantoche (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 1f noc chs gd in Oct.