Bet toteplacepot With totepool Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 6.15s
- Off time: 14:05:27
|2nd||1 George Nympton||5||20/1|
George Nympton (IRE) 30
|8||166 11-12 pt||B Barr||D Crosse||120||20/1|
Pearls Legend 23
|7||166 11-12||J L Spearing||J E Moore||120||5/4f|
Shadrack (IRE) 16
|10||165 11-11 b1||K G Reveley||J Reveley||119||11/4|
|6||161 11-7||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||115||7/1|
Le Bacardy (FR) 80
|8||161 11-7 p||A W Carroll||Lee Edwards||115||6/1|
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 162
|10||159 11-5 pt||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (5)||113||20/1|
Playing With Fire (IRE) 10
|10||146 10-6||R Dickin||C Poste||100||16/1|
Pearls Legend is still a maiden over fences but isn't without a chance of putting that right here as he has his sights lowered. Le Bacardy won his first start over fences at Kempton last May but has struggled since. However, he still has time of his side as does Memorabilia, though the latter might just need this. SHADRACK sports blinkers for the first time and isn't badly treated on his best form. He never figured at Doncaster last time but they are unlikely to go as quickly here and the grey shouldn't be far away.
Memorabilia 11-2 (10-13) Held up behind, pushed along before 3 out, headway before 2 out, chased leader last, kept on to lead post, won at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb '13 beating Jack The Gent (11-2) by hd, 7 ran.
George Nympton (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along after 3rd, ridden and weakened soon after 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Aldopicgros (10-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Pearls Legend 10-1 (11-2) Raced wide, in touch, mistake 5th, headway 10th, chased leaders next, went 3rd 4 out until pushed along before next, 4th and no impression when tired jump last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 23l behind Present View (11-8) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Le Bacardy (FR) 6-1 (11-7) Held up in last, mistake 3rd (water), behind when jumped slowly next, tailed off when mistake 3 out, 5th of 6, 50l behind Baile Anrai (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, jumped left 9th, pulled up next, in a race won by Cap Elorn (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Shadrack (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, lost place when not fluent 7th, well beaten 4 out, plugged on from 2 out, 5th of 9, 31l behind Doeslessthanme (11-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Playing With Fire (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led, mistake 2nd, soon headed, not fluent 5th, lost touch 7th, very tired 4th when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Arkaim (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 5 ran.