Hever Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,259 2nd £658 3rd £329
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 39.30s
- Off time: 13:01:34
|1st||1 Dynamic Idol||11/4|
Dynamic Idol (USA) 11
|6||166 11-12||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (3)||94||11/4|
Red Anchor (IRE) 83
|9||161 11-7||Mrs L C Jewell||L P Aspell||89||16/1|
|8||159 11-5||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||87||9/4f|
Somerby (IRE) 35
|10||155 11-1 t||Mrs R Ford||A Thornton||83||6/1|
Meet Me At Dawn 58
|9||145 10-5 p||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||73||11/4|
Tchang Goon (FR) 11
|9||140 10-0 p||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison (5)||59||10/1|
It's almost two years since ARGENTIA saw a racecourse and she's only had one previous run over fences. But Kim Bailey is very adept at getting his charges to the track fully wound-up and his mare has the potential to be much better than these. She's preferred to November's Fontwell runner-up Meet Me At Dawn, though the winner has franked the form of that race here twice since. Dynamic Idol has been generally disappointing but may still prove best of the rest as Somerby and Tchang Goon look very modest.
Dynamic Idol (USA) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, blundered 5th, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair until 3 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 9, 11l behind Lough Coi (10-7) at Lingfield 2m mdn chs (5) hvy.
Somerby (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, reminders after 4th, led before 7th, headed next, ridden and struggling after 9th, weakened next, left poor 5th 3 out, went poor 4th after 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, well behind Sulpius (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Tchang Goon (FR) 33-1 (10-9) In touch, headway to chase leaders when went left 5th, weakened soon after next, tailed off, 8th of 9, 39l behind Lough Coi (10-7) at Lingfield 2m mdn chs (5) hvy.
Red Anchor (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 4th, hard ridden 4 out, soon weakened, last of 7, well behind Award Winner (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.
Argentia 9-1 (11-9) In rear, progress 5th, headway to track leader 7th, joined leader going well 11th, mistake next, soon slightly outpaced, ridden and stayed on near finish, 4th of 11, 8l behind Apache Blue (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar '11.
Meet Me At Dawn 14-1 (10-4) Led and jumped right, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Well Refreshed (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.