32Red Casino Handicap Chase 3m 2f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 2f 110y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 7.77s
- Off time: 14:30:45
Ringa Bay 22
|9||166 11-12 p||D G Bridgwater||Jake Hodson (7)||119||4/1|
Itoldyou (IRE) 20
|8||156 11-2 t||Mrs L C Jewell||A Thornton||109||7/4|
West Cork Flash (IRE) 20
|10||148 10-8 p||P Henderson||J E Moore||101||6/4f|
Princely Hero (IRE) 20
|10||140 10-0 b||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||93||9/1|
ITOLDYOU beat West Cork Flash by eight lengths over a shorter trip here last month. It's difficult to see the runner-up reversing the form despite more favourable terms and a bigger danger to Linda Jewell's charge may be Ringa Bay. He's had his ups and downs this season but is only a couple of pounds higher than for his latest win. Princely Hero is a regular here but has finished tailed off in his last three starts at the track and will be waiting for better ground.
Itoldyou (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, mistake and pushed along 3rd, headway to 4th before 7th, went distant 2nd 8th (4 out), pushed along and closed before 2 out, challenged last, led soon after, driven clear flat, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb beating West Cork Flash (11-2) by 8l, 6 ran.
West Cork Flash (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led until 2nd, led again and not fluent 6th, clear after 7th, reduced lead approaching 2 out, hung right under pressure before last, joined last, soon headed and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Itoldyou (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Princely Hero (IRE) 150-1 (11-3) Tracked winner until before 3rd, soon pushed along and lost place, last and struggling before 6th, never on terms after, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Kayf Moss (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Ringa Bay 8-1 (11-5) Chasing leaders when unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Thomas Wild (11-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb, 10 ran.