Wi Inspiring Women Handicap Chase 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
- Going: Good (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 22.52s
- Off time: 14:00:15
|1st||1 West End||6/4f|
|2nd||3 Moss Grove||18||5/2|
West End (IRE) 60
|7||166 11-12 p||K C Bailey||A P McCoy||99||6/4f|
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 35
|9||163 11-9 p||N G Richards||B Harding||96||7/1|
Moss Grove (IRE) 62
|8||161 11-7 t||E Fehily||N D Fehily||94||5/2|
Local Present (IRE) 14
|11||148 10-8 b||C Grant||D C Costello||81||9/2|
|9||142 10-2 t||J Mackie||Donal Devereux||75||8/1|
||8||11-11||Jim Best||A P McCoy||9/4|
Local Present was second in a race at Market Rasen two weeks ago in which Inandover blundered and unseated his rider at the first. Moss Grove won over 3m2f at Newton Abbot in June but is upped a grade off an 8lb higher mark and preference is for WEST END. He's shown promise in both start over fences and probably has a bit more scope than today's rivals, including Winter Alchemy whose only win so far came in a seller.
West End (IRE) 17-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, kept on and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Best Boy Barney (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Moss Grove (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear, good headway tracking leaders 13th, led 4 out, driven before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Rogue Dancer (9-11) by 4l, 16 ran.
Local Present (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led before 4th, not fluent 8th, hard pressed from 4 out, ridden and headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Balinroab (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Inandover 12-1 (10-0) Led narrowly when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Balinroab (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd, 9 ran.
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Led until 4th, remained prominent, not fluent 7th, led again soon after, headed before next, ridden 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Cygnet (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.