Jean Horsburgh Memorial Handicap Chase 3m 2f
- (4yo+, 3m 2f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 4.90s
- Off time: 13:45:33
|2nd||5 Glenwood Prince||10||3/1j|
No Principles 22
|10||166 11-12 p||J S Smith||Wayne Hutchinson||113||14/1|
Reblis (FR) 28
|8||163 11-9||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (3)||110||7/1|
Itoldyou (IRE) 14
|7||157 11-3||Mrs L C Jewell||A Thornton||104||3/1j|
Kastani Beach (IRE) 27
|7||156 11-2||J W Mullins||Kevin Jones (7)||103||9/2|
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 25
|7||153 10-13 t||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||100||3/1j|
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 42
|8||144 10-4 b||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||91||9/2|
Ballinhassig (IRE) 14
|8||140 10-0||Mrs S Wall||M Goldstein||75||8/1|
||7||10-0||Mrs S Wall||M Goldstein||6/1|
Itoldyou was always going well when winning over track and trip two weeks ago. Ballinhassig was more than 13 lengths behind in third and is 12lb out of the handicap in this better race. Glenwood Prince overcame some slow jumps to win narrowly at Chepstow last month but won't find this easy off a 5lb higher mark with Days Of Pleasure arriving on a hat-trick after victories at Worcester and over today's course and distance. KASTANI BEACH won a point-to-point last year and looked every inch a stayer when third over 3m on his fencing bow at Lingfield. He should be approaching peak fitness now and could be well handicapped so gets a speculative vote against more exposed rivals.
Reblis (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Not fluent in rear, struggling when mistake 10th, mistake next, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Beforeall (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place before 7th, not fluent 8th, rallied to chase leaders 13th, left in close 3rd 4 out, ridden and went 2nd before led 2 out, driven before last, stayed on gamely flat, all out, won at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov beating Tin Pot Man (11-9) by 1l, 9 ran.
Itoldyou (IRE) 7-4fav (11-9) Prominent, led 2 out, ran on well, won at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd beating Beware Chalk Pit (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Ballinhassig (IRE) 5-2 (10-4) Led to 8th, tracked leader, mistake 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Itoldyou (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
No Principles 25-1 (11-7) Always behind, weakened 6 out, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Samingarry (10-13) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Kastani Beach (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway 15th, close up 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Young Hurricane (11-12) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Led, not fluent 8th, ridden and headed on bend before 2 out, about 2 lengths down when leader blundered badly 2 out, led again before last, clear towards finish, won at Plumpton 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Nov beating Smart Exit (11-10) by 4l, 7 ran.