'Save The Last Race' For Eastwell Manor Handicap Chase 3m 1f
- (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 44.70s
- Off time: 15:30:17
|1st||7 Quartz Du Montceau||14/1|
|2nd||1 Mr Valentino||½||9/1|
|3rd||2 Sea Cadet||8||7/1|
Mr Valentino (IRE) 14
|7||166 11-12 pt||Mrs L Hill||D Bass||92||9/1|
Sea Cadet 16
|10||166 11-12 b||Mrs L J Mongan||Tom Cannon (3)||92||7/1|
|6||166 11-12 p||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||92||9/1|
Landenstown Star (IRE) 13
|7||163 11-9 pt||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||89||15/8f|
Festival Bound (IRE) 203
|6||162 11-8||Miss C Fryer||Harry Skelton||88||5/1|
Alteranthela (IRE) 558
|8||156 11-2||R Rowe||A Thornton||82||8/1|
Quartz Du Montceau (FR) 15
|8||149 10-9 b||Mrs D Grissell||M Goldstein||75||14/1|
Duke Of Ormond (IRE) 14
|9||140 10-0 p||Mrs A E Brooks||C Poste (ex2)||64||13/2|
||5||11-3||Miss S West||M Goldstein||33/1|
Mr Valentino has been dropped a couple of pounds since finishing third to Spot The Ball over C&D two weeks ago. Landenstown Star was second over 3m2f at Hereford earlier this month while it's not difficult to see lowly-weighted pair Quartz Du Montceau and Duke Of Ormond getting involved but Jasperito may be suffering from a lack of confidence. SEA CADET hasn't won since scoring off an 8lb higher mark at Huntingdon in late 2009 but has been placed on several occasions and the booking of McCoy here is a positive sign - he could end his long wait for a fourth victory over fences.
Quartz Du Montceau (FR) 16-1 (10-2) In touch in 5th, ridden and lost place 6th, in rear and never going after, tailed off, 5th of 8, 30l behind Beware Chalk Pit (11-0) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Mr Valentino (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Led, mistake and headed 6th, chased leading pair until 12th, rallied to 3rd again approaching 4 out, stayed on same pace and no chance with leading duo from before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Spot The Ball (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Sea Cadet 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Jasperito 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, blundered 7th, headway before 10th, weakened 5 out, unseated next, in a race won by Boris The Blade (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy, 10 ran.
Duke Of Ormond (IRE) 3-1 (10-1) Pressed leader, led, 6th until next, chased leader until pushed along before 12th, outpaced in 4th place 14th, driven and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 29l behind Spot The Ball (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Festival Bound (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Held up in 5th, reminder after 7th, headway approaching 10th, outpaced from 14th, stayed on flat, 4th of 6, 10l behind Oscar The Myth (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m nov hts chs (6) gd in May.
Alteranthela (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leader until 13th, went 2nd again 4 out, ridden before next, lost 2nd before last, no extra, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Orion Star (9-13) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in Jun '11.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Took keen hold, held up, hampered 1st, headway from 3rd, challenged 6th, led 12th, mistake and headed 2 out, pecked last, one pace flat, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Doubletoilntrouble (11-12) at Hereford 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.