Expro Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 23.33s
- Off time: 15:25:42
|1st||3 Hold Em Cowboy||11/10f|
|2nd||5 Coeur De Fou||7||5/1|
Rockawango (FR) 31
|8||166 11-12 pt||J Ewart||Dale Irving (7)||120||12/1|
Be My Deputy (IRE) 48
|9||160 11-6 vt||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||114||4/1|
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 1
|10||157 11-3 bt||G Elliott||D J Condon||111||11/10f|
Hidden Future (IRE) 47
|8||156 11-2 b1||C A McBratney||B Hughes||110||8/1|
Coeur De Fou (FR) 20
|9||153 10-13 p||T R George||P J Brennan||107||5/1|
|10||151 10-11 p||Mrs L B Normile||D C Costello||105||12/1|
||8||10-10||D W Whillans||Callum Whillans||5/1|
This is complicated by the fact that Hold Em Cowboy was due to run over hurdles here last night. Rockawango and Hidden Future's recent efforts don't inspire confidence but the latter is tried in blinkers for the first time while Wetherby fourth Be My Deputy is fitted with a visor. Strobe beat the latter and Hidden Future here last July but was tailed off on his reappearance over 2m here last month in a race in which COEUR DE FOU was only beaten a short-head. Tom George's charge is a couple of pounds higher but looks the one to beat.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Soon in rear, slow jump 3rd, soon well behind, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Aces And Kings (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Coeur De Fou (FR) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leading pair, close up 8th, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and every chance flat, kept on, just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Inoogoo (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Hidden Future (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Prominent, 3rd 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Knock Beauty (10-2) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Mar, 10 ran.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 4th early, soon in rear, tracked leaders after 5th, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no impression, 4th of 7, 14l behind My Idea (10-8) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Strobe 18-1 (10-7) Chased leaders to 3rd, struggling after 5th, soon lost touch, continued tailed off, last of 6, well behind Inoogoo (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Rockawango (FR) 28-1 (11-4) Towards rear, fell 10th, in a race won by Fentara (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr, 7 ran.