Bet With The Racing UK App Handicap Chase 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 1.10s
- Off time: 15:40:47
|1st||2 Smokey George||3/1|
|2nd||4 Kap West||3½||7/1|
Backstreet Billy (IRE) 38
|8||166 11-12 t1||R Lee||T Scudamore||96||7/1|
Smokey George 38
|7||165 11-11||K C Bailey||Nick Scholfield||95||3/1|
Taminkle (FR) 9
|6||165 11-11 p||Mrs Caroline Keevil||James Best (5)||95||17/2|
Kap West (FR) 146
|7||162 11-8 t||Mrs L J Young||A Glassonbury||92||7/1|
Solitary Palm (IRE) 183
|9||159 11-5||B Forsey||Matt Griffiths (3)||89||9/1|
Brannoc (IRE) 216
|7||154 11-0||A G Newcombe||A Thornton||84||16/1|
Normandy Landings 571
|9||149 10-9||N P Mulholland||D A Jacob||79||12/1|
|6||149 10-9||R H Buckler||Giles Hawkins (3)||79||11/4f|
Sablazo (FR) 18
|6||140 10-0||Andrew Turnell||James Banks (7)||69||12/1|
Celts Espere 16
|9||140 10-0||C N Kellett||C O'Farrell||65||50/1|
||7||11-12||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||7/1|
Not many of these are noted for their consistency and several return from a break here, including Kap West, Solitary Palm and Normandy Landings. Uttoxeter fourth Smokey George is starting to come down the weights while Taminkle produced a better effort at Plumpton earlier this month. Sablazo was in the frame at Fontwell and Stratford last month but let's take a chance on the unexposed QUIX. Bob Buckler's grey ran a bit better than the final result suggests in a novice chase here last month and is well enough treated if he improves a little on that.
Smokey George 5-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway approaching 12th, led 2 out, headed last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Quinder Spring (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Kap West (FR) 3-1fav (11-9) In rear, steady headway from 7th, ridden and weakened from 4 out, blundered last, 5th of 10, 44l behind Venetian Lad (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Taminkle (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, challenged 8th, hit 10th, 3rd and hanging left 2 out, pressing for 2nd last, no impression on winner, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Bally Gunner (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Normandy Landings 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden after 5 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, well behind Gunship (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr '11.
Brannoc (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Last pair, not fluent 3rd, headway to 4th at 9th, mistake next, ridden 14th, driven and struggling before 4 out, poor 4th when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Referent (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f mdn chs (5) gd in Apr, 6 ran.
Solitary Palm (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Close 3rd, stumbled 10th, no chance with winner when hit 17th, went poor 2nd 3 out, tailed off, 2nd of 3, 32l behind Flaming Gorge (10-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in May.
Sablazo (FR) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, headway 2 out, left in 3rd at last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Roc De Guye (10-5) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Celts Espere 200-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, hit 1st, ridden and struggling 9th, mistake 11th, tailed off next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct, 15 ran.
Quix 150-1 (10-13) In touch on outside, lost place 8th, soon behind, blundered last, 6th of 11, well behind Rebel Rebellion (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct.
Backstreet Billy (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led 8th, headed before 4 out, weakened before next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Quinder Spring (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 8 ran.