32Red.com Handicap Chase 3m 2f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 2f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 6.00s
- Off time: 17:55:11
|1st||8 Inner Steel||5/1|
Call At Midnight 205
|8||166 11-12||Mrs S J Humphrey||Jack Quinlan (3)||110||20/1|
Leg Iron (IRE) 30
|8||166 11-12||Miss S West||M Goldstein||110||7/2f|
|10||165 11-11 pt||K C Bailey||Nick Scholfield||109||8/1|
River D'or (FR) 29
|8||163 11-9||Mrs S Leech||Paul Moloney||107||9/2|
Starsky Des Mottes (FR) 33
|7||160 11-6||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||104||5/1|
Baily Storm (IRE) 233
|11||159 11-5 pt||Mrs L Hill||D Bass||103||16/1|
Inner Steel (IRE) 13
|8||151 10-11||Mrs L Richards||P J Brennan||95||5/1|
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 13
|8||144 10-4 v||C Gordon||C Bolger||88||25/1|
Sea Cadet 30
|11||144 10-4 b||Mrs L J Mongan||R Johnson||88||8/1|
Alteranthela (IRE) 46
|9||140 10-0 b1||R Rowe||D C Costello||82||16/1|
||10||114 t||Mrs L Hill||Aidan Coleman||102||NR|
||11||103 p||J W Mullins||R Mahon||87||NR|
Basoda has fallen to an attractive mark and certainly has the past form to figure. Font looks the best of Lawney Hill's two returning runners while Leg Iron was popular at Plumpton last month and only beaten a neck by Franklin Roosevelt. He should be in the firing-line with a repeat effort and Starsky Des Mottes handled the step up to 2m6f at Newton Abbot, though has a further half-mile to cover here. RIVER D'OR was more like his old self when fourth at Towcester last time and is 3lb lower than when successful over course and distance last year. He gets the nod in this finale.
Font 14-1 (11-7) Always in rear, tailed off, 5th of 9, dis behind Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Orion Star (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders to 7th, behind from 9th, no danger after, 8th of 11, well behind Calypso Bay (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Inner Steel (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) In rear, headway before 7 out, not fluent 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, one pace when hit 2 out and last, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Quel Ballistic (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in May.
Basoda 11-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, blundered and lost place 6th, not fluent next, struggling when mistakes 15th, 17th and 18th, 5th of 8, 38l behind Billie Magern (11-12) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Alteranthela (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, driven in 4th after 13th, weakened 14th, tailed off, 6th of 9, 37l behind Ballyvoneen (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, struggling before 9th, tailed off, pulled up after 6 out, in a race won by Quel Ballistic (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Leg Iron (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Chased leading pair, led 7th, headed 11th, chased leader until approaching 14th, chased leading pair, driven before last, stayed on and rallied as leader idled flat, took 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-8) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Sea Cadet 12-1 (10-5) Chased leader, led 11th, looked in command last, idled flat, caught final 50 yards, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-8) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Baily Storm (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 8th, soon lost place, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 25l behind Basoda (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Starsky Des Mottes (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, soon mid-division, tracked leaders before 13th, led 2 out, headed run-in, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Lough Derg Way (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Call At Midnight 7-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, last of 8, well behind Overlay (10-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
River D'or (FR) 7-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 11th, ridden after 3 out, one pace flat, 4th of 9, 4l behind Noble Witness (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.