Sir John Hanmer Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,217 2nd £938 3rd £469
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
Grands Crus To Win The Paddy Power Gold Cup By Over 6 Lengths + 6 Or More Goals Scored (Man City v Aston Villa) 66-1
- Winning time: 5m 10.00s
- Off time: 13:30:36
|1st||1 Merry King||6/1|
|2nd||6 Bubbly Bruce||5||7/2|
Merry King (IRE) 20
|5||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||120||6/1|
Upthemsteps (IRE) 196
|7||166 11-12||Ian Williams||D C Costello||120||5/1|
|7||164 11-10||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||118||6/1|
Got Attitude (IRE) 21
|9||162 11-8 bt||A Hobbs||Donal Fahy||116||20/1|
Milo Milan (IRE) 207
|7||162 11-8||R Lee||C Poste||116||15/8f|
Bubbly Bruce (IRE) 16
|8||159 11-5 t||F O'Brien||N D Fehily||113||7/2|
Eighteen Carat (IRE) 19
|8||153 10-13||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (5)||107||28/1|
Milo Milan (IRE)
||6||11-3||R Lee||C Poste||2/1|
Milo Milan is 6lb higher than when landing this 12 months ago but goes well fresh and a repeat isn't out of the question. However, it may be worth giving UPTHEMSTEPS a chance to continue the improvement he showed in the spring when he won a novices' chase at Towcester and a better race at Kelso. Merry King and Bubbly Bruce will both be better for recent comeback runs but Seedless was soon in trouble at Hereford at the start of the month and she looks plenty high enough in the weights at present.
Merry King (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, chased leading pair after 5 out, outpaced 3 out, soon no chance with front pair, lost moderate 3rd near finish, 4th of 10, 18l behind Bury Parade (10-13) at Carlisle 2m beg chs (4) sft in Oct.
Bubbly Bruce (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 9th, led 12th, headed approaching 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 6, 20l behind Incentivise (11-0) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Milo Milan (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, jumped left and bumped 1st, not fluent 7th, well held 4th 2 out, weakening when jumped left and mistake last, 4th of 6, 16l behind Kauto Relko (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Upthemsteps (IRE) 5-4fav (11-10) Tracked leader, challenged last, soon led, kept on, driven out, won at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp chs (3) gs in May beating South O'The Border (11-0) by 1l, 4 ran.
Got Attitude (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headwya 7th, ridden and lost place after 10th, well behind 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Seedless 15-8fav (11-12) Jumped left, led until 2nd, tracked winner until 4th, not fluent next, reminder after 7th, outpaced when left 3rd 10th, well behind 3 out, 3rd of 5, well behind Misstree Dancer (11-4) at Hereford 2m 5f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Eighteen Carat (IRE) 125-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 3rd, pushed along after next, jumped slowly and reminder 5th, pulled up before 12th, in a race won by There's No Panic (11-8) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov chs (3) gs in Oct, 6 ran.