Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Chase (Listed Limited Handicap) 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 21.60s
- Off time: 14:40:09
|1st||7 Restless Harry||4/1|
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 21
|7||164 11-10||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||158||9/2|
Teaforthree (IRE) 49
|10||155 11-1||Miss R Curtis||N Fehily||149||5/1|
Wetak (FR) 235
|7||149 10-9 t||D Pipe||T Scudamore||143||8/1|
Chance du Roy (FR) 28
|10||149 10-9 p1||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||143||12/1|
Restless Harry 21
|10||147 10-7||R Dickin||C Poste||141||4/1|
Highland Lodge (IRE) 49
|8||145 10-5||Miss E C Lavelle||L Aspell||139||9/4f|
Tullamore Dew (IRE) 32
|12||144 10-4||N J Gifford||G Sheehan (3)||126||12/1|
||8||1011 t||D Pipe||2nd Preference||145||NR|
||9||109||P F Nicholls||2nd Preference||143||NR|
||9||104 b||Dr R D P Newland||Non Runner||134||NR|
Vino Griego (FR)
||8||11-3||G L Moore||J E Moore||11/4|
Our Father and Hawkes Point both have alternative engagements in the Grand National Trial at Haydock but last year's Aintree third Teaforthree will continue his preparations for the big race here and should strip fitter for his reappearance. Chance Du Roy will probably accompany Teaforthree to Aintree having won over the big fences in December but he was pulled up in the Peter Marsh at Haydock next time, as was Night Alliance. HIGHLAND LODGE also called it a day early in the Welsh National last time having cut out the early running but Emma Lavelle's stayer is much better than that and could be the pick of the weights on his fourth in the Hennessy when he finished almost five lengths ahead of Houblon Des Obeaux, who is 8lb worse off here and Our Father. Houblon Des Obeaux may also struggle to confirm Cheltenham running with Restless Harry on much worse terms.
Our Father (IRE) 11-2fav (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along in mid-division before 4 out, plugged on under pressure flat but never going pace to get involved, 7th of 21, 20l behind Triolo D'Alene (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
Hawkes Point 14-1 (10-0) Prominent, challenged 4 out, led 3 out, edged left before next, soon headed, 1 length down towards finish, stayed on close home, 2nd of 20, hd behind Mountainous (10-0) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Night Alliance (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) In touch, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Wychwoods Brook (9-11) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Restless Harry 14-1 (11-6) With leaders on outside, ridden and lost place approaching 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 7, 19l behind The Giant Bolster (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Teaforthree (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden after 17th, weakened from 3 out, 9th of 20, 28l behind Mountainous (10-0) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 7-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead from 4th, ridden and narrow advantage approaching 2 out, headed before last, no impression when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 7, 12l behind The Giant Bolster (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Chance du Roy (FR) 11-1 (10-10) Towards rear, pushed along after 6th, soon in rear, tailed off 11th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Wychwoods Brook (9-11) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Tullamore Dew (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden before 3 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Pineau De Re (10-11) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Jan.
Highland Lodge (IRE) 13-2fav (10-6) Led before 1st, headed after 7th, stayed close up, every chance before 5 out, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Mountainous (10-0) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 20 ran.
Wetak (FR) (11-0) 6th of 14, 7l behind Le Bel Anjou (10-10) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 6f lst chs gs in Jun.