Walters UK Ltd Handicap Chase 3m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 21.20s
- Off time: 14:45:29
|2nd||6 Master Neo||8||5/1|
Volador (IRE) 54
|8||166 11-12||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||135||9/1|
Siberian Tiger (IRE) 36
|7||163 11-9||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||132||7/1|
Benheir (IRE) 16
|6||161 11-7 p1||Miss R Curtis||Patrick Corbett (7)||130||3/1|
|7||151 10-11||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||120||11/4f|
Incentivise (IRE) 29
|9||150 10-10||R Lee||M G Nolan (5)||119||4/1|
Master Neo (FR) 16
|6||149 10-9 t||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||118||5/1|
||9||11-7||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||10/1|
This is likely to turn into a real slog and that won't bother Incentivise, on a hat-trick after victories at Bangor and Fontwell. He had KAYBEEW five lengths back in third last time in a race that's worked out well but Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge was making his seasonal reappearance that day and is now 6lb better off. The younger horse can reverse the form and take this. Volador stays well but may be anchored by his big weight in this ground and Siberian Tiger's stamina may not last. Benheir needs to bounce back from a poor run at Newbury when Master Neo was also well beaten.
Benheir (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Behind, went left 2nd, mistake 6th, headway and in touch 8th, lost place after 12th, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 15, 41l behind Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Master Neo (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division on inside, outpaced after 12th, ridden 3 out, never able to challenge, 9th of 15, 31l behind Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Volador (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Held up, mistakes, headway 10th, ridden before 4 out, weakened last, tailed off, 5th of 10, 42l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Oct.
Siberian Tiger (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 8th, close up and hanging left 2 out, stayed on reluctantly flat, no impression, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Le Beau Bai (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Incentivise (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced before 16th, headway before 3 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on, won at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov beating Mortimers Cross (11-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Kaybeew 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Incentivise (10-0) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.