Yorkshire Racing Club Remembers Joe Dyer Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,168 2nd £936 3rd £468 4th £234 5th £117
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 0.00s
- Off time: 14:03:22
|1st||1 Lease Lend||8/1|
|2nd||8 Enfant De Lune||22||5/2f|
|3rd||9 Open de L'Isle||2¼||9/1|
Lease Lend 78
|8||166 11-12 pt||T D Easterby||R McGrath||133||8/1|
Ockey de Neulliac (FR) 56
|9||156 11-2||Ferdy Murphy||G Lee||123||12/1|
Et Maintenant (FR) 55
|9||155 11-1||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||122||11/2|
Kilkenny All Star (IRE) 68
|10||155 11-1||Mrs S J Smith||D Elsworth||122||6/1|
|9||155 11-1||Mrs P Sly||W Marston||122||14/1|
Lord Larsson 64
|8||153 10-13 t||J M Jefferson||F Keniry||120||8/1|
Enfant De Lune (FR) 25
|7||149 10-9||A King||J A McCarthy||116||5/2f|
Open de L'Isle (FR) 287
|9||148 10-8||J Ewart||B Harding (3)||115||9/1|
Folk Tune (IRE) 57
|8||148 10-8 t||J J Quinn||K James (7)||115||16/1|
||6||1111||J Howard Johnson||2nd Preference||132||NR|
Kilkenny All Star won easily at Southwell last time but it remains to be seen if he can cope with a career-high mark here. The winner of a beginners' chase at Newcastle, Lord Larsson is going the right way and could figure on his handicap bow while Et Maintenant and Viable should be competitive off their current marks. A three-time winner over timber, SILK DRUM won comfortably on his chasing debut at Kelso before finishing second to Bedlam Boy at the same track back in March. That looks the best piece of form on offer and Howard Johnson's charge has gone well fresh before.
Silk Drum (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) Led, joined by winner 3 out, ridden after last, headed narrowly flat, kept on and every chance until no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Bedlam Boy (11-6) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (2) sft in Mar.
Lease Lend 9-1 (11-8) Mistakes throughout, held up towards rear and keen, reminders after 7th, never dangerous, 8th of 9, well behind Neptune Equester (10-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct.
Enfant De Lune (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 6f out, close up 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Free World (11-0) at Kempton 2m Nat Hunt Flat (5yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Dec.
Open de L'Isle (FR) 9-1 (11-5) Led until approaching 4th, ridden after next, weakened approaching 2 out, mistake last, 7th of 8, 10l behind Majaales (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Apr.
Ockey de Neulliac (FR) 7-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced after 5 out, weakened from next, 6th of 8, well behind Stagecoach Pearl (11-7) at Haydock 2m hcp chs 0-140 (2) gs in Nov.
Et Maintenant (FR) 14-1 (10-11) In touch on inside, outpaced 13th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure flat, no impression, 5th of 16, 9l behind Frankie Figg (11-5) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.
Folk Tune (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Soon tracked winner until one pace from last, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Cybora (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Nov.
Viable 25-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division on outer, led after 5 out, headed approaching 4 out, every chance 2 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Riguez Dancer (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Kilkenny All Star (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, went 2nd 8th, led approaching 3 out, clear before last, easily, won at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov beating Peak Seasons (9-7) by 11l, 6 ran.
Lord Larsson 3-1 (11-2) Made all, pecked 5th, drew well clear after 10th, unchallenged, won at Newcastle 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Nov beating Mr Syntax (11-2) by 11l, 5 ran.