Rural Insurance Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase 3m 3f
- (5yo+, 3m 3f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,120 2nd £968 3rd £484 4th £242
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 3.70s
- Off time: 13:45:19
|1st||5 Tears From Heaven||4/1j|
|2nd||9 The Shrimp||1¼||11/1|
|3rd||7 Soul Angel||nk||11/2|
Fog Patches (IRE) 16
|8||166 11-12 p||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Mr S Fox (5)||100||12/1|
Debt To Society (IRE) 33
|7||160 11-6 pt||R Ford||Mr R D Day (7)||94||10/1|
Fozy Moss (ex7) 7
|8||151 10-11 t||W Coltherd||Miss C Walton||78||13/2|
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 48
|9||148 10-8 b||N B King||Mr Ben Jay (7)||82||4/1j|
Tears From Heaven (USA) 26
|8||145 10-5 p||C Grant||Mr R Smith (7)||79||4/1j|
Get Ready To Go (IRE) 281
|10||141 10-1 p||R Ford||Mr T Greenwood (7)||75||6/1|
Soul Angel 1
|10||140 10-0 p||Miss S E Forster||Mr T Hamilton (7)||73||11/2|
Miss Sunflower 204
|12||140 10-0 p||Miss T Jackson||Miss Joanna Mason (5)||70||25/1|
The Shrimp (IRE) 16
|7||140 10-0 p||A M Thomson||Mr J Hamilton (3)||58||11/1|
FOZY MOSS gained his first success when staying on dourly over 3m1f on very testing ground at Carlisle last week. He'd been dropped 3lb pre-race so a 7lb penalty shouldn't prevent him completing a double under the experienced Catherine Walton. Tears From Heaven scored over fences here a couple of years ago and over hurdles at Wetherby a few months later. He's had little racing subsequently but showed a glimmer of his old form here last month. Debt To Society had bits and pieces of form for Mick Hourigan in Ireland and didn't perform badly on his debut for new connections at Sedgefield so can get involved along with stable companion Get Ready To Go, who has run well in marathons on several occasions though wouldn't want any more rain.
Tears From Heaven (USA) 9-2 (10-2) In touch, ridden in 3rd before 4 out, held when blundered last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Oh Right (10-3) at Musselburgh 3m cond hcp chs (5) gs in Jan.
The Shrimp (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Close up, outpaced before 10th, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 36l behind Oil Burner (11-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Soul Angel 9-2 (10-0) Tracked winner, hit 5th, jumped left 8th, slow next and lost place, weakened 4 out, 5th of 7, 40l behind Etxalar (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Get Ready To Go (IRE) 7-2fav (10-4) Keen close up, went 2nd 6th, left in lead 10th, ridden and headed 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind To Live (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Miss Sunflower 13-2 (9-9) Led to 4th, remained close up, outpaced 4 out, soon ridden, kept on from 3 out, chased winner before last, kept on well, always well held, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Sycho Fred (10-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Jul.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) In touch, headway to press leaders 7th, ridden and lost place 13th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Merlin's Wish (11-9) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.
Fozy Moss 12-1 (10-4) With leader, led 7th, blundered and headed 9th, led again 10th, pressed from last, edged left run-in, just held on, won at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating Farm Pixie (10-11) by hd, 8 ran.
Fog Patches (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Behind, struggling from 3rd, pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Oil Burner (11-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Debt To Society (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on towards finish, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Baltic Pathfinder (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.