Amateur Jockeys' Association Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 3, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,863 2nd £2,128 3rd £1,064 4th £532
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 40.70s
- Off time: 14:10:23
|2nd||9 Or de Grugy||nse||11/4j|
|3rd||8 You Know Yourself||1¾||7/1|
Mister Marker (IRE) 355
|9||166 11-12||N G Richards||Miss J R Richards (5)||135||18/1|
Merigo (FR) 50
|12||165 11-11||A Parker||Mr J Hamilton (7)||134||25/1|
Blenheim Brook (IRE) 44
|8||164 11-10||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Mr M Ennis (3)||133||10/3|
Rolecarr (IRE) 47
|10||160 11-6||Mrs A Hamilton||Mr N Slatter (5)||129||11/4j|
Forzy Origny (FR) 110
|11||159 11-5||M Todhunter||Mr R Hatch (7)||128||33/1|
Riguez Dancer 12
|9||158 11-4||Ferdy Murphy||Mr N De Boinville (3)||127||11/1|
You Know Yourself (IRE) 12
|10||152 10-12||Mrs S J Smith||Mr C Bewley (7)||121||7/1|
Or de Grugy (FR) 47
|11||140 10-0||N W Alexander||Mr B Campbell (7)||109||11/4j|
||11||114 b||T D Easterby||Mr W Easterby||127||NR|
||12||10-9||W Coltherd||Mr J Hamilton||25/1|
Merigo is no doubt being prepared for another tilt at the Scottish National and is unlikely to be fully tuned up yet. Zitenka is potentially well treated and has been taking on better company but was behind Riguez Dancer at Wetherby 12 days ago so You Know Yourself is more interesting as he was only beaten a head over track and trip in his last run over fences. Or De Grugy may struggle in this grade nowadays, however, while Blenheim Brook has yet to replicate his useful novice form in handicaps though has been placed twice here. ROLECARR easily beat Or De Grugy over track and trip in December and finished well ahead of Blenheim Brook here in the autumn - he looks the one to beat again.
Zitenka (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place from 7th, 5th of 10, 29l behind Cloudy Too (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft.
Rolecarr (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead after last, drew clear flat, won at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec beating Or de Grugy (10-12) by 12l, 7 ran.
Or de Grugy (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Pressed leader, ridden after 3 out, led narrowly next, headed when rider dropped whip after last, no extra, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Rolecarr (11-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
You Know Yourself (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Led, headed before 8th, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 11, well behind Seebright (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft.
Mister Marker (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, towards rear when fell 19th, in a race won by Portrait King (11-8) at Newcastle 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb '12, 11 ran.
Blenheim Brook (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 12th, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 7, 14l behind Bocciani (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Riguez Dancer 25-1 (10-10) Towards rear, one pace and no impression from 4 out, 4th of 10, 29l behind Cloudy Too (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft.
Forzy Origny (FR) 40-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced after 15th, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 30l behind Marufo (10-7) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.
Merigo (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Led, ridden headed 5out, soon in rear, 6th of 7, well behind Cape Tribulation (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.