bet-n-tip.com Handicap Chase 2m 2f
- (5yo+, 2m 2f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 36.20s
- Off time: 14:15:11
|1st||5 Synthe Davis||5/1|
|2nd||7 Try Catch Me||8||11/4f|
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 30
|7||166 11-12||G L Moore||J E Moore||120||8/1|
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 208
|9||158 11-4 t||Mrs L Hill||D C Costello||112||10/1|
Wester Ross (IRE) (ex7) 6
|9||158 11-4 v||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)||105||4/1|
Stormy Oscar (IRE) 10
|6||156 11-2||Jamie Snowden||Brendan Powell||110||8/1|
Synthe Davis (FR) 30
|8||153 10-13||Mrs L J Mongan||A P McCoy||107||5/1|
Try Catch Me (IRE) 39
|8||146 10-6 b||Mrs A Batchelor||M J Quinlan (3)||100||11/4f|
Morestead (IRE) 16
|8||146 10-6 t||B G Powell||L P Aspell||100||5/1|
||11||108||A E Jessop||R Johnson||102||NR|
Wester Ross benefited from the drop in distance at Newton Abbot but this is more competitive and he now has a penalty to overcome. Morestead has also gone up in the weights and been raised in class since winning ending his losing run over course and distance last month while Stormy Oscar was an inconsistent sort over hurdles and in Ireland was easy to back when unseating his rider at Worcester at the start of the month. TRY CATCH ME is well named as he likes to race up with the pace. Only a back-to-form Fiftyonefiftyone managed to overhaul him here last month and the course specialist should go in again today.
Majy D'auteuil (FR) 20-1 (10-12) In rear, weakened before 8th, soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind Diamond Frontier (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (5yo+) (4) gd in Apr.
Synthe Davis (FR) 8-1 (10-7) Made most to before 3 out, soon outpaced in 3rd, no chance with front pair when left 2nd next, 2nd of 7, 30l behind Le Bacardy (11-0) at Kempton 2m beg chase (4) gd in May.
Try Catch Me (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led after 1st, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Fiftyonefiftyone (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Morestead (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Soon in touch, joined leaders 6th, led 4 out, ridden and hard pressed last, kept on under pressure flat, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Upton Mead (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Wester Ross (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 9th, went 3rd after 4 out, chased leader after 3 out, led last, stayed on well flat, ridden out, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf beating Bennys Quest (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Stormy Oscar (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Bumped and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by True Blue (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 11 ran.
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, dropped to mid-division 5th, weakened 5 out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 36l behind Tindaro (11-6) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, mistake 6th, ridden and struggling after 8th, behind from next, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Drumshambo (11-10) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.