Alanbrooke Handicap Chase (Qualifier) 3m 37y
- (5yo+, 3m 37y, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693 5th £346 6th £174
- Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places , Heavy in places down hill)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 36.85s
- Off time: 16:15:42
|1st||6 Willoughby Hedge||8/1|
|2nd||9 King Of Glory||2||12/1|
|8||166 11-12 p||N A Twiston-Davies||William Twiston-Davies||134||11/2|
Pete The Feat (IRE) 41
|13||164 11-10 t||C E Longsdon||Aidan Coleman||132||6/1|
Private Malone (IRE) 65
|8||162 11-8||Miss E C Lavelle||R Johnson||130||4/1f|
Knight Of Noir (IRE) 16
|8||160 11-6 pt||N P Mulholland||Nick Scholfield||128||9/2|
Willoughby Hedge 48
|10||156 11-2 v1||A King||Wayne Hutchinson||124||8/1|
Howlongisafoot (IRE) 32
|8||151 10-11 p||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||119||10/1|
Regal Flow 93
|10||148 10-8 p1||R H Buckler||James Best||116||14/1|
King Of Glory 414
|9||146 10-6||Miss V Williams||Charlie Deutsch (3)||114||12/1|
Fight Commander (IRE) 71
|8||145 10-5||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||113||7/1|
||7||118||M Scudamore||L Treadwell||130||NR|
Beg To Differ (IRE)
||6||11-11||Jonjo O'Neill||R Johnson||5/2|
Private Malone (4/1), Knight Of Noir (9/2), Cogry (11/2), Pete The Feat (6/1), Fight Commander (7/1), Willoughby Hedge (8/1), Howlongisafoot (10/1), King Of Glory (12/1), Regal Flow (14/1)
Twenty Eight Guns has won over 3m between the flags but all of his victories under Rules so far have been over shorter and she’s gone up a further 10lb since her Wincanton success. Cogry’s jumping has to be a concern around here but PETE THE FEAT wound back the clock when grinding out victory in a valuable veterans’ handicap here last month and the revitalised 13-year-old might be value to defy an 8lb rise. Knight Of Noir is still unexposed over fences so may prove the pick of the remainder as fitness could be an issue with King Of Glory, though his yard is in good form.
Twenty Eight Guns 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outside, closed before 4th, led 9th, clear 3 out, easily, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Jan beating Black Narcissus (10-10) by 9l, 6 ran.
Willoughby Hedge 12-1 (11-10) Never better than mid-division, weakened 15th, 8th of 12, dist behind Potters Cross (12-2) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp (3) gs in Dec.
King Of Glory 6-1 (10-10) Led 1st to 6th, tracked leader, challenged after 3 out, led approaching next, ridden clear before last, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Dec beating Muckle Roe (11-2) by 5l, 7 ran.
Cogry 7-1 (11-8) Prominent, ridden before 8h, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (2) sft in Jan.
Regal Flow 9-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway before 10th, weakened before 5 out, 9th of 17, dist behind Achimota (11-10) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Pete The Feat (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 8th, went 2nd 18th, led 3 out, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Jan beating Theatrical Star (10-4) by 2l, 16 ran.
Howlongisafoot (IRE) 16-1 (12-2) Held up in touch disputing 5th, headway on outside tracking leaders 6th, ridden and struggling in 4th before 4 out, outpaced after next, weakened into 5th at the last, 5th of 7, 12 1/2l behind Royal Salute (11-4) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jan.
Private Malone (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Led until 4 out, soon lost 2nd and ridden, chased leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 12, dist behind Beware The Bear (11-9) at Newbury 2m 7f hcp (3) gs in Dec.
Knight Of Noir (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Behind, hampered 2nd, went poor 3rd from before 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Final Nudge (11-5) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp (3) hvy in Feb.
Fight Commander (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Held up, towards rear, behind from 13th, 8th of 10, dist behind Brandon Hill (11-12) at Warwick 3m hcp (4) sft in Dec.