Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Amateur Riders) 3m 1f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 2, 23 runners)
- Winner £35,976 2nd £11,238 3rd £5,616 4th £2,808 5th £1,404 6th £708
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 35.30s
- Off time: 16:40:24
|1st||11 Spring Heeled||12/1|
|2nd||8 Cause Of Causes||1¾||13/2|
|3rd||1 Roberto Goldback||17||16/1|
Roberto Goldback (IRE) 47
|12||166 11-12||N J Henderson||Mr S Waley-Cohen||144||16/1|
Tranquil Sea (IRE) 22
|12||166 11-12||W Greatrex||Mr J J Codd||144||25/1|
Twirling Magnet (IRE) 131
|8||164 11-10 pt||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr B O'Neill||142||16/1|
Our Father (IRE) 26
|8||164 11-10 b1||D Pipe||Mr D Edwards (3)||142||11/1|
Buddy Bolero (IRE) 19
|8||164 11-10 b1||D Pipe||Ms K Walsh||142||9/1|
Same Difference (IRE) 61
|8||163 11-9 v||N A Twiston-Davies||Jamie Bargary (7)||141||16/1|
Indian Castle (IRE) 47
|6||162 11-8||D McCain Jnr||Mr Derek O'Connor||140||7/2f|
Cause Of Causes (USA) 76
|6||162 11-8||G Elliott||Ms N Carberry||140||13/2|
Lost Glory (NZ) 89
|9||161 11-7 t||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr M Walton (7)||139||50/1|
Swing Bill (FR) 96
|13||160 11-6||D Pipe||Mr M Heard (7)||138||33/1|
Spring Heeled (IRE) 76
|7||160 11-6 p||J H Culloty||R P McNamara||138||12/1|
Balnaslow (IRE) 49
|7||158 11-4||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||136||9/1|
Saint Are (FR) 110
|8||158 11-4||Tim Vaughan||Mr B Gibbs (5)||136||33/1|
Mumbles Head (IRE) 226
|13||158 11-4 p||P Bowen||Mr S P Bowen (7)||136||80/1|
Fine Parchment (IRE) 40
|11||157 11-3 pt||C J Mann||Harry Bannister (5)||135||50/1|
Pickamus (FR) 71
|11||157 11-3||H D Daly||Miss J C Williams (5)||135||66/1|
There's No Panic (IRE) 96
|9||156 11-2||P F Nicholls||Mr W Biddick||134||20/1|
Night Alliance (IRE) 54
|9||156 11-2 b||Dr R D P Newland||Mr T Weston||134||28/1|
Tabhachtach (IRE) 46
|7||155 11-1||S Slevin||Mr M Slevin (5)||133||40/1|
Gas Line Boy (IRE) 85
|8||155 11-1 h||P J Hobbs||Ciaran Gethings (7)||133||25/1|
Quinz (FR) 71
|10||154 11-0||P J Hobbs||Conor Smith (7)||132||28/1|
Hunting Party (IRE) 49
|8||154 11-0||D T Hughes||Mr J J King||132||25/1|
Problema Tic (FR) 82
|8||153 10-13 bt||D Pipe||S Fox (5)||131||25/1|
||6||115||Jonjo O'Neill||Mr J J Burke||137||NR|
Same Difference (IRE)
||7||11-7||N A Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch||16/1|
Indian Castle looks a useful novice and showed he handles the course when successful over 2m5f here in January. The return to a longer trip isn't a problem and Derek O'Connor is among the best amateur riders around. Tranquil Sea won a veterans' handicap at Doncaster last month with the minimum of fuss and also warrants respect while Nina Carberry partners Cause Of Causes, looking to end a frustrating run, for Gordon Elliott. There's No Panic should give Will Biddick a good ride as he won over a marathon trip at Sandown before Christmas, though had finished behind Night Alliance at Ascot earlier. Buddy Bolero was fourth in the National Hunt Chase at last year's Festival and got back to winning ways over hurdles last time but might be a tricky ride for an amateur. David Pipe tries a pair of blinkers on OUR FATHER and we fancy the talented grey to put recent disappointments behind him and come good. The fact that he was sent off joint favourite for the Hennessy in November off a 5lb higher mark suggests he could be well treated today and he's handled these fences well in earlier visits.
Dursey Sound (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) In rear, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 15th of 19, well behind Present View (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (1) gs.
Spring Heeled (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 10th of 28, 26l behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Cause Of Causes (USA) 6-1fav (10-11) Held up, closer order 4 out, 7th approaching 2 out, stayed on well under pressure from last, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 28, shd behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Roberto Goldback (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, effort 5 out, plugged on, no impression, 6th of 15, 16l behind The Rainbow Hunter (10-9) at Doncaster 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Jan.
Balnaslow (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, progress into 6th 4 out, closer 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression winner in 2nd last where slight mistake, no extra in 3rd run-in, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 18, 8l behind On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan.
Same Difference (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) In rear, not always fluent, mistake 10th, struggling 15th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Shotgun Paddy (11-7) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan, 15 ran.
Pickamus (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Led until after 10th, 4th and one pace after last, no extra final 150 yards, 4th of 7, 18l behind Double Ross (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan.
Indian Castle (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) In touch main group, close up 7th, went 2nd 2 out, led last, ridden flat, held on under pressure towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan beating Annacotty (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Gas Line Boy (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Last pair, not fluent 4th, hampered 10th, blundered 14th, poor 4th before 4 out, jumped slowly next, never on terms with leaders, 4th of 7, well behind Benvolio (11-0) at Newbury 3m (3) gs in Dec.
Our Father (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway before 5 out, went 2nd before 4 out, in 3rd and one pace 3 out, weakened and lost 3rd before 2 out, left 3rd last, lost 2 places run-in, 5th of 14, 44l behind Rigadin De Beauchene (10-5) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.
Problema Tic (FR) 16-1 (10-0) Not jump well, chased leaders, mistakes 9th and next, not fluent and reminders 11th, soon lost place, dropped in rear and struggling 13th, mistake next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 37l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-6) at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Dec.
Swing Bill (FR) 10-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 6th (chair), went 2nd 10th until before 2 out, no extra in 4th when not fluent last, 5th of 22, 16l behind Chance Du Roy (10-6) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Dec.
Quinz (FR) 25-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd (water) or 4th, struggling when mistake 10th, well beaten after, 5th of 13, 33l behind Mendip Express (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.
Tranquil Sea (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, challenged 3 out, led before next, clear before last, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb beating Time For Rupert (11-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Lost Glory (NZ) 16-1 (11-9) Soon in rear and struggling, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Night In Milan (10-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Dec, 8 ran.
Saint Are (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, under pressure 4 out, weakened after next, 4th of 12, 9l behind Sydney Paget (10-13) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
Mumbles Head (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, bumped raid before 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jul beating Quito Du Tresor (10-9) by 5l, 5 ran.
Fine Parchment (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Jumped left at times, led, not fluent 10th, headed after 4 out, weakened 2 out, very tired last, last of 5, well behind Aachen (10-8) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) hvy in Feb.
There's No Panic (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Held up toward srear, steady headway 17th, chased leaders before 3 out, went 2nd before last, led last, hard ridden and stayed on flat, all out, won at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Dec beating Court By Surprise (10-8) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Night Alliance (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) In touch, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Wychwoods Brook (9-11) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Hunting Party (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 6 out, weakened and tailed off, 11th of 18, well behind On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan.
Buddy Bolero (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, lost place 6th, rallied 2 out, challenged last, led flat, drew clear final 200 yards, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb beating Kris Spin (11-6) by 10l, 9 ran.
Twirling Magnet (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) In rear, pushed along in modest 7th before 2 out, went left 2 out and last, 7th of 16, 22l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-3) at Ascot 3m Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Close up and disputed lead from 2nd, slight mistake 7th, led before 3 out, pressed and bad mistake last, stayed on well run-in, headed near line, 2nd of 12, hd behind Wrong Turn (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.