Turnbull Home Improvement Novices' Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 56.73s
- Off time: 14:30:27
|1st||2 Hallings Comet||7/2|
|2nd||5 Dealing River||22||8/1|
Hallings Comet 28
|5||160 11-6||A Wintle||Aidan Coleman||7/2|
Ballybogey (IRE) 42
|8||154 11-0||C T Pogson||A Pogson||11/1|
Dealing River 17
|7||154 11-0 p||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||94||8/1|
Keychain (IRE) 108
|4||141 10-1||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||28/1|
Azza (FR) 20
|4||140 10-0 t||D Pipe||C O'Farrell||1/2f|
||7||116 p||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||129||NR|
||8||Mrs S J Smith||Non Runner||NR|
||7||11-0||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||2/1|
AZZA NAP wasn't disgraced in decent company over hurdles after winning a Listed race at Auteuil last September and made a winning start over fences over 2m4f at Uttoxeter. The drop in distance is unlikely to be a problem on this stiff track and he should take all the beating, though Dealing River has been much improved over timber this summer and is an interesting recruit. Falcarragh and Hallings Comet have also already won over fences and shouldn't be discounted but Baccalaureate is nothing special nowadays.
Falcarragh (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway 4 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, idled badly and hung right flat, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Porters War (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Jul.
Baccalaureate (FR) 9-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, driven along in 3rd and stayed on same pace on long run from last, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Mr Satco (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) gf in Jul.
Hallings Comet Evensfav (11-8) Raced keenly, led and set strong pace, clear 3rd until approaching 2 out where mistake, driven and joined between last 2, headed approaching last, not pace of winner, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Tzora (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jul.
Dealing River 11-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 3rd between last 2, stayed on to take 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Tamarillo Grove (11-6) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Jul.
Keychain (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along before 4th (normal 4 out), soon weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Vinnie My Boy (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Azza (FR) 1-4fav (10-0) Made virtually all, not fluent 4 out, drew clear on bit from next, unchallenged after, mistake last, very easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd in Jul beating Kalamill (11-6) by 6l, 5 ran.
Ballybogey (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Chased winner from 4th, no chance from 9th, lost poor 2nd at the last, 3rd of 10, 28l behind Ainsi Fideles (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd in Jul.