Breathe Spa Lingfield Marriott Handicap Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,669 2nd £778 3rd £389
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 57.70s
- Off time: 15:05:19
|2nd||5 Miss Fleur||2||5/1|
|3rd||1 Salut Honore||17||8/1|
Salut Honore (FR) 28
|7||166 11-12||A M Hales||W Kennedy||99||8/1|
Abbey Dore (IRE) 676
|10||163 11-9||J A Geake||M D Grant||96||12/1|
Massini Sunset (IRE) 35
|13||160 11-6 b||N R Mitchell||Gavin Sheehan (5)||93||8/1|
Miss Fleur 48
|10||156 11-2||Nick Mitchell||D A Jacob||89||5/1|
Regal Brook 38
|7||156 11-2||J Hughes||Christian Williams||89||8/1|
Michigan d'Isop (FR) 28
|13||149 10-9||B Ryall||Nick Scholfield||82||8/1|
Somerby (IRE) 28
|10||149 10-9 t||Mrs R Ford||A Thornton||82||9/2|
Ballinhassig (IRE) 57
|8||148 10-8||Mrs S Wall||M Goldstein||81||5/2f|
Nevada Red 1048
|12||142 10-2||Dave Roberts||Lee Edwards||75||25/1|
||6||112||G L Moore||J E Moore||89||NR|
Ballinhassig was racing from 14lb out of the handicap when winning at Plumpton in December so can effectively compete off an 8lb lower mark here. He'll obviously be hard to beat if taking that form literally but only two finished that day and Sarah Wall's gelding is hardly a model of consistency. Salut Honore was an early faller here four weeks ago while this may a bit far for Michigan D'Isop and Somerby was well beaten over 2m4f here last month. Miss Fleur should be thereabouts if back to her best but old-timer MASSINI SUNSET kept on well at Chepstow last time having made a lot of the running and may have more luck in this easier-looking test with Gavin Sheehan taking off 5lb.
Cruz On Ted 100-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, always in rear, never on terms, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Dec.
Somerby (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) With leaders, led after 2nd until 6th, chase dleaders, driven in 3rd after 2 out, hung left and and stayed on to 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Dynamic Idol (11-9) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Miss Fleur 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, not fluent 2nd, left in close 3rd after 11th, went 2nd before 4 out, ridden and no chance with winner before next, 2nd of 5, 21l behind Wild Ground (11-3) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Salut Honore (FR) 3-1 (11-1) Chased leading pair until fell 2nd, in a race won by Double Dash (11-7) at Lingfield 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan, 4 ran.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, led 8th, headed before 10th, mistake 5 out, led 4 out, ridden and headed before last, soon lost 2nd place, no extra, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Loughalder (10-1) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Michigan d'Isop (FR) 5-1 (10-6) Prominent, hit 2nd, not fluent 5th, led after 6th, headed next, hit 9th, mistake 10th, soon led again, mistake 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Tin Pot Man (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Regal Brook 66-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, weakened before 5 out, last of 7, well behind Keppols Hill (11-0) at Chepstow 3m beg chase (4) hvy in Jan.
Nevada Red 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, weakened from 8th, 4th of 5, well behind Bescot Springs (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Apr '10.
Abbey Dore (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Held up in last pair, steady headway 16th, chased winner 4 out, ridden and stayed on flat, always held, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind River Indus (10-6) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr '11.
Ballinhassig (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Made all, pushed out, readily, won at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec beating Guydus (9-9) by 10l, 5 ran.