Betfred Hat Trick Heaven 'Junior' Standard Open NH Flat Race 1m 4f 110y
- (4yo, 1m 4f 110y, Class 6, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 10.80s
- Off time: 15:31:02
|1st||3 Vieux Lion Rouge||7/4f|
|2nd||4 Chase The Wind||1¼||14/1|
|3rd||1 John Reel||4||3/1|
John Reel (FR) 66
|4||159 11-5||P D Evans||Aidan Coleman||3/1|
|4||159 11-5||B G Powell||R J Killoran||10/1|
Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 30
|4||159 11-5||D Pipe||T Scudamore||7/4f|
Chase The Wind (IRE)
|4||152 10-12||W Greatrex||N D Fehily||14/1|
Kalucci (IRE) 39
|4||152 10-12||F Brennan||A P McCoy||3/1|
Keppel Isle (IRE) 64
|4||152 10-12||Mrs L J Mongan||Tom Cannon (3)||50/1|
|4||152 10-12||M L W Bell||Jack Sherwood (7)||20/1|
Quite By Chance
|4||152 10-12||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||25/1|
Vendredi Trois (FR)
|4||152 10-12||Miss E C Lavelle||D C Costello||25/1|
|4||145 10-5||Miss E C Lavelle||Conor Quish (10)||50/1|
My Inheritance (IRE)
||4||11-5||T R George||Gerald Quinn||11/1|
With three previous winners facing the starter and two of the others having finished second on their debuts, this looks a competitive bumper. Kalucci was beaten less than a length at Wetherby last month and has McCoy in the saddle. He may be the main danger to VIEUX LION ROUGE, who won easily at Ffos Las and looks a nice prospect. Towcester scorer Shipton makes more appeal than John Reel and Keppel Isle of the others with experience while the market should be monitored with regard to a clutch of newcomers from big yards. Warren Greatrex' Chase The Wind and Piccadilly Line, a rare runner under NH Rules for Michael Bell, are possibly the most interesting of the latter group.
Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 8-11fav (10-7) Made all, driven clear over 1f out, impressive, won at Ffos Las 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) hvy in Dec beating Benefique Royale (10-13) by 14l, 6 ran.
Chase The Wind (IRE) Spadoun gelding out of Asfreeasthewind.
John Reel (FR) 6-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Nov beating Castle Beach (10-12) by 8l, 6 ran.
Kalucci (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Master Red (10-5) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Vendredi Trois (FR) Shaanmer gelding out of Legende Sacree.
Shipton 11-4fav (10-12) Held up in touch on outside, went 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec beating Mistral Reine (10-5) by 3l, 9 ran.
Piccadilly Line Lawman gelding out of Crystal.
Quite By Chance Midnight Legend gelding out of Hop Fair.
Keppel Isle (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) With leader until led 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, plugged on same pace, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Chris Pea Green (10-9) at Huntingdon 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Nov.
Recherche Sirillio filly out of Rattina.