Ladbrokes Beginners' Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 0.57s
- Off time: 14:05:13
|1st||3 Hallings Comet||8/1|
Drum Valley 60
|6||154 11-0||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||6/4|
Falcarragh (IRE) 180
|7||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne||16/1|
Hallings Comet 206
|5||154 11-0||Adrian Wintle||Aidan Coleman||8/1|
One Lucky Lady 27
|6||147 10-7||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville (3)||11/10f|
One Lucky Lady has won twice on the Flat, a jumpers' bumper, and scored three times over hurdles. She's been a bit outclassed on her last two starts over timber but should find this more to her liking on her chasing debut. Hallings Comet landed a maiden hurdle here in September before finishing tailed off in a Listed hurdle at Kempton. He doesn't have a jumping pedigree unlike Falcarragh, who completed a hat-trick over timber last summer before being well beaten when raised in grade. DRUM VALLEY needs good going and can take this providing the going doesn't soften up as his close second in a tough Aintree handicap hurdle in October is the stand-out form.
Hallings Comet 20-1 (11-4) Led, set strong pace and clear from 2nd, raced wide after, reduced lead 4 out, headed before next, weakened quickly well before next, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Sea Lord (11-8) at Kempton 2m Listed nov hdl (1) gs in Oct.
One Lucky Lady 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2 out, 11th of 19, 32l behind Polly Peachum (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd in Apr.
Drum Valley 16-1 (11-8) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 20, 23l behind Carole's Destrier (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar.
Falcarragh (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, lost touch 4 out, soon tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Quick Jack (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Nov, 19 ran.