Cheltfest Non Runner Free Bet Only At BetVictor Handicap Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 10.90s
- Off time: 14:00:35
Lajidaal (USA) 180
|5||166 11-12||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (3)||95||9/1|
She's Humble (IRE) 15
|10||166 11-12 p||Mrs L C Jewell||A Thornton||95||25/1|
Sawago (FR) 60
|6||163 11-9 vt||G L Moore||J E Moore||92||5/1|
Quapriland (FR) 369
|8||151 10-11||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||80||Evsf|
|7||144 10-4 b||Jim Best||Matthew Batchelor||73||5/2|
||10||1112 p||Mrs L J Mongan||R Johnson||95||NR|
||7||1110||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||93||NR|
Lajidaal won at Fontwell back in June but reappears off an 8lb higher mark and isn't exactly prolific. Gary Moore muddies the waters by also running SAWAGO, pulled up on his latest start at Fakenham and now visored but potentially well treated on a couple of previous runs over the C&D. The latter gets a speculative vote as Owner Occupier appears to have lost his way and recent C&D second Flowerbud has flattered to deceive in the past. Lingfield third Rosoff looks the pick of the remainder, though the returning Quapriland is unlikely to fail through lack of fitness.
Rosoff (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, chased winner 4 out to before next, 2 lengths down in 3rd when switched right approaching last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Topaze Collonges (11-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Owner Occupier 8-1 (11-8) Held up in last pair in touch, chased leaders before 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression in 4th from next, 4th of 6, 6l behind Topaze Collonges (11-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Quapriland (FR) 16-1 (10-7) In rear, lost touch 10th, soon tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Ballyegan (11-6) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Dec '11.
Sawago (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 2nd and lost place, dropped to rear 4th, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Full Ov Beans (9-7) at Fakenham 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Oct, 6 ran.
Lajidaal (USA) 11-2 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 2nd, outpaced after 4 out, rallied 2 out, led flat, idled, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jun beating Escardo (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
She's Humble (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Always last, in touch until outpaced from 3rd, continued tailed off, last of 4, well behind Inthejungle (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Flowerbud 5-1 (10-5) Led, ridden and joined 2 out, headed between last 2, no chance with very easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Rouge Et Blanc (11-9) at Folkestone 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.