Football Scores On Your Mobile At footballscores.com Handicap Chase 2m 7f
- (5yo+, 2m 7f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 58.80s
- Off time: 18:10:29
|1st||4 Basil Fawlty||4/1|
|2nd||2 My Mate Vinnie||hd||7/4f|
|3rd||3 Basford Ben||18||20/1|
Midnight Whisper 38
|7||166 11-12||R Woollacott||A P Cawley||108||7/1|
My Mate Vinnie (IRE) 18
|6||164 11-10 t||Jonjo O'Neill||D Elsworth||106||7/4f|
Basford Ben 11
|5||161 11-7 p||Jennie Candlish||Sean Quinlan||103||20/1|
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 70
|8||160 11-6 t||D Pipe||T Scudamore||102||4/1|
Rossbrin (IRE) 21
|8||158 11-4 pt||Mrs A E Brooks||A Tinkler||100||8/1|
Junior Jack 128
|8||158 11-4 t1||Mrs J Mason||Sam Twiston-Davies||100||33/1|
Midnight Gold 229
|13||157 11-3 p||J S Smith||Wayne Hutchinson||99||15/2|
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 16
|9||149 10-9 p||A Hobbs||Donal Fahy||91||8/1|
The Wife's Sister 384
|12||146 10-6||H J Evans||Benjamin Poste (5)||88||25/1|
||6||112 t||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||98||NR|
Waltzing Tornado was only beaten a length over course and distance on his penultimate start but was a shade disappointing when only third at Uttoxeter subsequently. Glen Countess has more to do than when successful at Cartmel but Rossbrin suggested he could be on the verge of capitalising on a lenient mark when third at Towcester and Basil Fawlty probably has more to offer over fences. MY MATE VINNIE has started favourite in both starts over the larger obstacles and was a smooth winner at Towcester last month following a break. The should be plenty more to come and he can overcome a 9lb rise in the weights.
Glen Countess (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, challenged 5th, not fluent 9th, led after last, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May beating Peak Seasons (9-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 12th, close up in 4th when fell 5 out, in a race won by Addiction (11-1) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 17 ran.
My Mate Vinnie (IRE) 4-1fav (11-10) Held up towards rear and keen, smooth headway from 5 out, went 2nd on bit after 3 out, challenged 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May beating Timpo (11-8) by 4l, 12 ran.
Basford Ben 20-1 (11-12) Led, headed when tried to refuse 1st, soon last, not fluent 4th, headway when not fluent next, 5th and no impression on leaders when mistakes 2 out and last, stayed on, 5th of 9, 6l behind Church Field (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Junior Jack 10-1 (12-7) (tt) in tch til wknd 13; to, 5th of 7, 43l behind Sybarite (12-0) at Horseheath 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Rossbrin (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Prominent until 2nd, tracked leaders, hit 11th, not fluent and outpaced 14th, rallied after 3 out, one pace from next, no impression, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Bishophill Jack (11-3) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 15-2 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway before 11th, hit 5 out, staying on same pace when badly hampered 2 out, no impression after, closed on 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Turbo Du Ranch (11-10) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
The Wife's Sister 100-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 7th, left in lead when rider lost iron briefly 3 out, edged right flat, all out, won at Worcester 2m 7f hts chs (6) gd in May '12 beating Baddam (11-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Midnight Whisper 10-3fav (12-0) Mid-division, headway 6th, not fluent next, went 2nd 9th, led before 2 out, headed and beaten when fell last, in a race won by Moscow In April (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 14 ran.
Midnight Gold 28-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 12th, soon lost place, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by On The Bridge (11-2) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 12 ran.