Andy Don Memorial Beginners' Chase 3m 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 58.92s
- Off time: 13:45:32
|1st||1 Destroyer Deployed||7/4|
|2nd||5 Spirit Oscar||17||4/5f|
Destroyer Deployed 63
|8||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||124||7/4|
Flichity (IRE) 11
|9||154 11-0||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (5)||62||100/1|
Mondo Cane (IRE) 19
|7||154 11-0||C T Pogson||A Pogson||7/1|
Spike Mac (IRE) 6
|9||154 11-0||R C Harper||A Thornton||100/1|
Spirit Oscar (IRE) 40
|6||147 10-7||O Sherwood||L Aspell||121||4/5f|
||7||11-0||M R Channon||C O'Farrell||10/11|
Spirit Oscar has won over hurdles at Lingfield and Fontwell this season and has already been successful in a point-to-point. She has her mares' allowance in her favour here but was rated slightly inferior to DESTROYER DEPLOYED over the smaller obstacles and the switch to chasing is expected to suit Tim Vaughan's stayer. He was placed behind At Fisher's Cross at Cheltenham in his younger days and that kind of form suggests he should take all the beating in this. Mondo Cane was second at Sedgefield on his debut under Rules but more will be needed here.
Destroyer Deployed 14-1 (10-3) Tracked leader until before 5th, not fluent next, in touch until lost place after 2 out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Sunnyhillboy (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Dec.
Spirit Oscar (IRE) 6-4 (11-5) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 3rd of 5, 34l behind Marcilhac (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Jan.
Flichity (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Led, headed 4th, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 8, 26l behind Farbreaga (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Spike Mac (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, soon detached, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Midnight Prayer (11-7) at Warwick 3m 2f nov chs (3) sft.
Mondo Cane (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, joined leader 8th, hampered 12th, led 15th, pressed last, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Alpha Victor (11-3) at Sedgefield 3m 3f nov chs (4) hvy in Jan.