Heritage Portfolio Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 45.66s
- Off time: 16:58:43
|1st||6 Tom Bach||8/1|
|2nd||2 Night Safe||22||12/1|
|3rd||5 Chasers Chance||8||10/1|
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 62
|8||166 11-12 t||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||99||8/1|
Night Safe (IRE) 25
|13||164 11-10 v1||N A Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch (6)||97||12/1|
Tarraco (FR) (ex7) 6
|7||163 11-9||Miss V Williams||Harry Challoner (3)||89||8/11f|
Jump Up 25
|8||159 11-5 v||P Bowen||Michael Byrne||92||12/1|
Chasers Chance (IRE) 19
|11||151 10-11 p||P Henderson||Joshua Moore||84||10/1|
Tom Bach (IRE) 106
|10||140 10-0 b||Hywel Evans||James Best||72||8/1|
No More Whispers (IRE) 9
|9||140 10-0||Marc Barber||Killian Moore||70||14/1|
Jim Job Jones 65
|10||140 10-0 pt||N P Mulholland||Conor Shoemark||69||20/1|
Royal Chatelier (FR)
||8||11-0||M Blake||M G Nolan||4/5|
TARRACO is likely to be a short price having jumped well and won in a canter at Plumpton six days ago. A penalty shouldn't prevent a follow up if Venetia Williams' French import is in the same mood here. Glenwood Prince is a consistent sort at this level and should have each-way claims again but the handicapper still has a grip on Chasers Chance. Tom Bach won over the course and distance in October and didn't have much luck in-running when favourite at Towcester a month later but hasn't been seen since.
Tom Bach (IRE) 3-1fav (10-9) Prominent, left in lead 2nd, not fluent and headed 4th, led after 8th, soon hampered by loose horse and headed, led 8th, not fluent 11th, headed 2 out (normal 4 out), no extra on extended run-in, 4th of 10, 14l behind Quayside Court (9-10) at Towcester 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Nov.
Night Safe (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Prominent, not always fluent, bumped 8th, bad mistake and lost place 10th, mistake 13th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Take The Mick (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb, 11 ran.
Chasers Chance (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Held up, headway 10th, ridden 13th, outpaced after next, rallied after 3 out, no impression, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 27l behind Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Tarraco (FR) 7-4fav (11-10) Keen tracked leader, led by omitted 5 out, clear 3 out, comfortable, won at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft beating Flugzeug (10-0) by 28l, 9 ran.
Jump Up 25-1 (11-3) In touch in mid-division, lost place 10th, outpaced next, 6th and ridden after 13th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 49l behind Take The Mick (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.
Jim Job Jones 13-2 (9-9) Prominent, led 1st, headed 6th, ridden 3 out, stayed on under pressure, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 20l behind Baltic Pathfinder (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders until lost place and dropped to last pair 3rd, reminders after 7th, pushed along after 9th, left in poor 3rd 3 out (normal 4 out), plugged on from last and almost snatched modest 2nd near finish, never near winner, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Royaume Bleu (10-12) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
No More Whispers (IRE) 11-4 (10-6) Hampered and left in lead 1st, soon headed, tracked leaders, reminder after 8th and 10th, 4 lengths 3rd when fell 11th, in a race won by Leeroar (11-9) at Leicester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 4 ran.