Pertemps Network Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 4.30s
- Off time: 17:15:15
|1st||1 Wings Of Smoke||9/1|
|2nd||2 Prima Porta||1¼||4/1|
|3rd||8 Frontier Spirit||3¼||6/1|
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 27
|9||166 11-12 t||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||129||9/1|
Prima Porta 51
|8||166 11-12||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||129||4/1|
Granville Island (IRE) 52
|7||165 11-11||Jennie Candlish||Sean Quinlan||128||9/1|
Dunowen Point (IRE) 36
|8||164 11-10||D McCain Jnr||A P McCoy||127||11/4f|
Ballywatt (IRE) 15
|8||160 11-6 pt||K C Bailey||Nick Scholfield||123||8/1|
Entertain Me 15
|10||160 11-6||R Dickin||C Poste||123||16/1|
|5||157 11-3||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||120||8/1|
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 21
|10||154 11-0 v||N A Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch (5)||117||6/1|
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 17
|11||149 10-9||J S Goldie||Dale Irving (7)||112||16/1|
Kim Bailey has his team in good order but Ballywatt is closely matched with Entertain Me on their run together behind Ratify at Chepstow. Wings Of Smoke needs some help from the handicapper but there should be more to come from Ludlow winner Prima Porta and Mcvicar is only a five-year-old. GRANVILLE ISLAND has a win and a place to his name from two runs on this course and was only beaten a neck over track and trip in March. Only a pound higher, Jennie Candlish's charge can get back to winning ways ahead of the disappointing Dunowen Point and Frontier Spirit.
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Held up well off the pace in rear, steady headway approaching 11th, chased leaders 2 out, led before went left last, soon 2 lengths clear, hung left no extra and headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ballincurrig (10-13) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Prima Porta 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged 2 out, led before last, ran on well, won at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gd in Mar beating September Blaze (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 28-1 (9-12) With leaders, led after 5 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 4th flat, 4th of 19, 6l behind Streams Of Whiskey (10-10) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Ballywatt (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, lost place next, headway when hit 4 out, went 2nd before last, stayed on, unable to catch winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Ratify (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Mcvicar 18-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, ridden and lost place 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, last of 9, well behind Daymar Bay (10-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Granville Island (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) In rear, mistake 9th, headway on outer before 4 out to chase leaders, went 2nd at last, kept on to lead close home, 3rd of 9, hd behind Shadows Lengthen (11-6) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Dunowen Point (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) In touch on inside, ridden after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 17th of 30, well behind Ma Filleule (11-7) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr.
Entertain Me 11-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 5 out until after 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Ratify (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, outpaced before 3 out, last of 5, 6l behind Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Apr.