32Red Immortal Romance Slot Handicap Chase 2m 2f
- (5yo+, 2m 2f, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 37.12s
- Off time: 15:40:51
|1st||1 Umberto D'olivate||Evsf|
Umberto D'olivate (FR) 15
|6||166 11-12||R Walford||Felix de Giles||130||Evsf|
Last Shot (FR) 21
|7||162 11-8||Miss V Williams||R T Dunne (3)||126||3/1|
Speedy Bruere (FR) 20
|8||153 10-13||D G Bridgwater||S Quinlan||117||9/2|
Elsafeer (IRE) 12
|9||150 10-10||Tim Vaughan||J E Moore||114||5/1|
It's difficult to make a case for Speedy Bruere in this grade but LAST SHOT is certainly worth considering as he's likely to be allowed an uncontested lead in this small field. That wasn't the case at Chepstow last time but this is less competitive. Umberto D'olivate is likely to start a short-priced favourite as he's on a hat-trick after victories at Exeter and Newbury. He's got another 5lb to carry here but won't be far away. Elsafeer never threatened the odds-on Lord Navits at Southwell earlier this month and may also be found wanting here.
Umberto D'olivate (FR) 4-6fav (11-11) Led, not fluent 3rd (water), joined and pushed along 9th, blundered next, headed bypassing omitted 3 out and dropped to 3rd, soon ridden, left 2nd 2 out, stayed on to challenge approaching last, led soon after, driven clear flat, won at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb beating Stone Light (11-1) by 5l, 3 ran.
Last Shot (FR) 10-1 (10-4) Led until 1st, prominent, ridden after 5th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, 35l behind Poole Master (10-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.
Speedy Bruere (FR) 5-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, not fluent and rider lost iron briefly 6th, lost 2nd 10th, outpaced 4 out, stopped quickly from next and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Freckle Face (11-5) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb, 6 ran.
Elsafeer (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) In rear and in touch, chased winner before 3 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Lord Navits (10-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.