Oakley Coachbuilders Handicap Chase (For The Harwell Trophy) 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 3, 16 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 59.10s
- Off time: 14:35:44
|1st||16 Glens Boy||6/1|
|2nd||2 Ikorodu Road||nk||11/2f|
|3rd||15 Monbeg Dude||hd||12/1|
Panjo Bere (FR) 22
|9||166 11-12 p||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (5)||125||33/1|
Ikorodu Road 20
|9||166 11-12 p||M Sheppard||C Poste||125||11/2f|
Sound Stage 88
|9||165 11-11||Mrs Caroline Keevil||T J O'Brien||124||9/1|
|12||165 11-11 t1||T Symonds||A Tinkler||124||20/1|
Noakarad De Verzee (FR) 23
|11||163 11-9||G R I Smyly||Mr D Maxwell (7)||122||28/1|
Ballyfoy (IRE) 66
|11||163 11-9 p||G L Moore||J E Moore||122||12/1|
Cast Cada (IRE) 28
|9||161 11-7 bt||C J Mann||N Fehily||120||50/1|
Present M'lord (IRE) 451
|12||161 11-7||Nick Williams||D A Jacob||120||20/1|
Rear Gunner (IRE) 16
|10||160 11-6 p||Mrs D Grissell||S Thomas||119||16/1|
Marufo (IRE) 501
|10||158 11-4 t||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||117||9/1|
Upham Atom 34
|9||158 11-4||Mrs K A Buckett||L Treadwell||117||20/1|
|7||158 11-4||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||117||8/1|
Rapid Increase (IRE) 35
|9||157 11-3 pt||Jonjo O'Neill||D C Costello||116||20/1|
Monbeg Dude (IRE) 57
|7||156 11-2||M Scudamore||T Scudamore||115||12/1|
Glens Boy (IRE) 18
|8||151 10-11||Miss H C Knight||Timmy Murphy||110||6/1|
Ceepeegee (IRE) 16
|7||140 10-0 b||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (5)||99||7/1|
||10||119 p||N J Hawke||L Heard||122||NR|
Sona Sasta (IRE)
||8||11-0||D Pipe||Danny Cook||5/6|
Wogan looks a light of former days and Kaybeew seems to reserve his best for Ffos Las and has gone up a further pound since his latest second there. Monbeg Dude has more to do than when successful at Lingfield in November but Glens Boy was an unlucky loser at Warwick last time, though the handicapper has raised him 9lb for that effort while Mister Wiseman also looks too high in the weights now. Rapid Increase has place claims again, however and Rear Gunner should strip fitter for his run at Folkestone while Ikorodu Road came right back to form over 3m2f at Doncaster. SOUND STAGE goes well here and a run over hurdles at Aintree at the end of October should have blown away a few cobwebs. Caroline Keevil's lightly-raced gelding could be the value in what looks an open race.
Mister Wiseman 20-1 (11-5) Led until 12th, soon lost place, pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Oscar Gogo (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 15 ran.
Glens Boy (IRE) 5-1fav (10-7) Always prominent, effort after 3 out, led next, ridden last, kept on flat, in command when hampered by loose horse near finish and headed post, unlucky, 2nd of 12, hd behind Plum Pudding (10-13) at Warwick 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Ikorodu Road 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along from 12th, ridden to chase leading pair when edged left before 2 out, stayed on to challenge last, led briefly flat, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Harry The Viking (11-3) at Doncaster 3m 2f Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) gs in Dec.
Monbeg Dude (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along in 4th on long run to 3 out, left handy 3rd 3 out, went 2nd next, challenged and upsides last, driven and stayed on to lead final 120 yards, won at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov beating Goring One (11-0) by hd, 11 ran.
Ballyfoy (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 5 out, ridden before and not fluent last, soon weakened, 6th of 16, well behind Giles Cross (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Marufo (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Held up in rear, mistakes 7th and 9th, headway 13th, ridden 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, close up flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Ballycarney (11-9) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Sep '10.
Ceepeegee (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Prominent, went 2nd 5th until 8th, ridden before 10th, weakened approaching 4 out, 4th of 10, 31l behind Time To Think (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Rapid Increase (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 15th, ridden to chase before 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 9, 27l behind Dermatologiste (10-5) at Bangor 3m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Upham Atom 15-2 (11-11) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, outpaced 3 out, ridden and rallied after next, stayed on under pressure flat, not reach leaders, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Picture In The Sky (10-11) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Noakarad De Verzee (FR) 9-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders to 14th, soon beaten, 5th of 9, 32l behind Honourable Arthur (11-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Cast Cada (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway after 2nd, left 2nd next, led 4th until 7th, stayed 2nd until 12th, 5th when hit 15th and slithered on landing, lost any chance and soon well behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Only Witness (9-10) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 11 ran.
Kaybeew 5-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, soon led, blundered last, soon headed, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Mohayer (11-7) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.
Panjo Bere (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in 8th place towards rear, headway approaching 12th, ridden and no impression before 4 out, left poor 4th 3 out, went left last 2, 4th of 12, 23l behind Fruity O'Rooney (11-7) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Dec.
Wogan 16-1 (10-10) Towards rear, hit 11th and 13th, blundered 15th, weakened 17th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Mostly Bob (10-10) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs, 13 ran.
Present M'lord (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Held up in rear, mistake 5th (water), jumped big next, went 4th at 17th, hit 4 out, stayed on to 3rd flat but never any chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Gullible Gordon (11-8) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (2) gd in Oct '10.
Rear Gunner (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Chased leadrs, led approaching 5th, headed after next, chased leader, chased winner after 4 out until jumped slowly next, still disputing held 2nd when blundered 2 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 27l behind Only Vintage (11-4) at Folkestone 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Sound Stage 12-1 (11-12) In touch on inside, lost place 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Gormanstown Cuckoo (11-11) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.