Marham Handicap Chase (For The Walter Wales Memorial Cup) 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 55.10s
- Off time: 16:21:19
|1st||4 Lord Fox||Evsf|
|2nd||3 King Ozzy||¾||9/2|
Martin Cash (IRE) (ex7) 8
|8||169 12-1||P Henderson||D Elsworth||93||7/2|
Manogue Supreme (IRE) 115
|8||166 11-12 p1||N P Mulholland||Ryan Hatch (7)||97||8/1|
King Ozzy (IRE) 8
|10||163 11-9 pt||Mrs L Hill||Conor Shoemark (5)||94||9/2|
Lord Fox (IRE) 17
|7||160 11-6||S A Harris||Benjamin Poste (5)||91||Evsf|
Tchang Goon (FR) 20
|10||140 10-0 p||Miss Z C Davison||Mr H G Miller (7) (ex2)||62||12/1|
Lord Fox scraped home at Leicester last month but has another 7lb to carry here. MARTIN CASH looked to have more up his sleeve when beating King Ozzy by more than four lengths at Wincanton. He has a penalty for that success but can confirm the form and double his tally over fences as ex-pointer Manogue Supreme finished tailed off back under Rules at Wexford last time and may need this. Tchang Goon is a long-standing maiden who is 9lb out of the handicap.
Lord Fox (IRE) 9-2fav (10-5) Made all but mostly pressed throughout, ridden and 2 lengths ahead flat, all out, won at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb beating Me And Ben (11-9) by nk, 12 ran.
King Ozzy (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 3 out, kept on run in, took 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Martin Cash (10-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Martin Cash (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Jumped well, restrained start, held up last, steady headway before 4 out, led before next, in command 2 out, soon came clear, easily, won at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating King Ozzy (11-1) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Manogue Supreme (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 11th of 14, well behind Speckled Wood (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov.
Tchang Goon (FR) 250-1 (11-0) Jumped left throughout, in rear, pushed along and struggling after 7th, lost touch 9th, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Balder Succes (11-7) at Kempton 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) sft in Feb, 6 ran.