Wychwood Hobgoblin Beginners' Chase 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281 5th £140
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 41.60s
- Off time: 12:56:05
|1st||9 Master Neo||17/2|
|2nd||6 High Kite||3½||3/1f|
|3rd||5 Gorey Lane||16||50/1|
All For Cash 30
|7||157 11-3||K C Bailey||Charles Greene (7)||11/2|
Avenging Ace (IRE) 19
|6||157 11-3 t||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||110||7/2|
Cash In Hand (IRE) 15
|12||157 11-3 p||O Brennan||Adam Wedge (3)||60||66/1|
Global Warming (IRE) 728
|8||157 11-3||Miss E C Lavelle||D C Costello||104||7/2|
Gorey Lane (IRE) 28
|6||157 11-3||J R Norton||A P Lane||97||50/1|
High Kite (IRE) 15
|6||157 11-3||W Greatrex||N Fehily||3/1f|
Loughalder (IRE) 16
|6||157 11-3 t||M Sheppard||C Poste||50/1|
Lough Coi (IRE) 7
|6||157 11-3 t||A Middleton||D Crosse||110||10/1|
Master Neo (FR) 24
|6||157 11-3 t||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||110||17/2|
Rock Salmon 559
|9||157 11-3||A M Hales||A Thornton||101||25/1|
Rojo Vivo 15
|6||157 11-3||H Hogarth||F Davis||33/1|
Upper Deck (IRE) 41
|7||157 11-3||R T Phillips||S Quinlan||100/1|
Al Shababiya (IRE) 208
|5||150 10-10 p||T R Gretton||Felix De Giles||20/1|
All For Cash went close over timber last month and makes his chasing debut. Avenging Ace is rated higher over hurdles than the former but cut little ice on his first start over the larger obstacles at Bangor. Global Warming fared better on his chasing bow but that was back in 2010 and LOUGH COI is preferred. The latter finished a well beaten third in a handicap chase at Sandown last week but had done much better in similar company to this at Fontwell before that and gets the vote. Master Neo will have come on for his recent fourth at Worcester and is another to consider.
Master Neo (FR) 150-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 11th, beaten 2 out, went 3rd before last until towards finish, 4th of 10, 18l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Oct.
High Kite (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 8th, went 2nd after 4 out, driven along before next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Gorey Lane (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) In rear, mistakes and jumped right throughout, went remote 4th from 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 31l behind Our Island (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct.
Avenging Ace (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Led until after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 15, 38l behind Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct.
All For Cash 7-2 (11-12) Led, headed approaching 3rd, tracked leader, not fluent 7th, soon led again, headed last, no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Sail And Return (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Cash In Hand (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Always behind, never involved, 7th of 10, well behind Roi De Garde (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Global Warming (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 13th, led briefly 14th, chased leader, led 4 out, joined next, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened to 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Teddy's Reflection (11-9) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Nov '10.
Loughalder (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Led, not fluent 5th, headed 7th, not fluent 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 9, 24l behind On The Bridge (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Lough Coi (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Held up last, went 4th at 7th, reminder after 9th, blundered badly 12th and dropped to rear, hit next, blundered 4 out, not recover, plugged on from 2 out, went 3rd post, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Rob Conti (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs.
Rock Salmon 20-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, some headway on outside after 9th, weakened 2 out, 7th of 14, 20l behind Fade To Grey (11-6) at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May '11.
Rojo Vivo 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened before 7th, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind African Gold (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Upper Deck (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway ofter 7th, chased leaders 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 35l behind Everdon Brook (10-2) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Al Shababiya (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) In touch, mistake and lost place 4th, mistake and rear 7th, tailed off and pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Father Probus (11-3) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 8 ran.