Burns Healthy Pet Handicap Chase 2m 5f
- (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 48.60s
- Off time: 15:20:29
|2nd||6 Tuskar Rock||3||4/1|
Accordingtopalm (IRE) 296
|8||166 11-12 t||D A Rees||Paul Moloney||107||16/1|
Rossa Parks (IRE) 10
|8||166 11-12||N P Mulholland||N D Fehily||107||7/1|
Cloudingstar (IRE) 21
|7||164 11-10 t||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan (5)||105||2/1f|
Milans Well (IRE) 62
|8||163 11-9 p1||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||104||5/1|
Supreme Bob (IRE) 23
|8||163 11-9||Lucy Jones||W T Kennedy||104||7/1|
Tuskar Rock (FR) 23
|11||157 11-3 b1||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||98||4/1|
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 28
|8||146 10-6||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||87||8/1|
||8||11-12||R Woollacott||M G Nolan||10/3|
None of these exactly distinguished themselves last time so this looks a tough race to call. Maybe blinkers will persuade Tuskar Rock to put his best foot forward but he was a long way behind the error-prone Supreme Bob at Exeter last month. It's a long time since Amaury De Lusignan has shown any worthwhile form and Milans Well is out of sorts but Rossa Parks would go close if anywhere near her best. CLOUDINGSTAR only gets a token vote as he was well beaten on his chasing bow but he did win over this trip over hurdles and is proven on soft ground.
Cloudingstar (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) With leader, mistake 9th, ridden and lost 2nd after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 7, 50l behind Nail 'm (11-10) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Tuskar Rock (FR) 6-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, driven 12th, went 2nd next, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Thomas Wild (11-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Supreme Bob (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Started slowly, in rear, headway to modest 4th 4 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 31l behind Thomas Wild (11-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Accordingtopalm (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 7th, weakened before 10th, last of 5, 28l behind Papradon (10-13) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Rossa Parks (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Mistakes, held up in touch in last pair, some headway on inside 13th, no chance with leading duo before next, weakened to 5th and eased approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Tolkeins Tango (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
Milans Well (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Not fluent and well in rear, tailed off and pulled before 7th, in a race won by Virginia Ash (11-2) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, pushed along halfway, struggling 6f out, tailed off final 4f, last of 11, 32l behind Dawn Commander (11-2) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.