32Red Casino Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 7.13s
- Off time: 14:11:12
|1st||7 Bennys Well||11/1|
Harris (IRE) 14
|7||166 11-12 p||W Kinsey||T Scudamore||115||3/1f|
Blenheim Brook (IRE) 100
|9||166 11-12||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||115||14/1|
Carli King (IRE) 22
|8||164 11-10 p||Mrs Caroline Bailey||T Messenger||113||9/2|
Presented (IRE) 25
|7||162 11-8 p||B Ellison||A P McCoy||111||9/2|
Dancing Art (IRE) 74
|8||161 11-7||K G Reveley||J Reveley||110||9/2|
Purcell's Bridge (FR) 17
|7||160 11-6 h||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||109||11/2|
Bennys Well (IRE) 17
|8||157 11-3||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (3)||106||11/1|
||8||11-3||C Grant||Diarmuid O'Regan||5/2|
Carli King has scored twice at Leicester this year and showed real determination to see off Lough Coi last time with the remainder in another parish. PRESENTED was possibly a bit fortunate to score at Fakenham, where he made several mistakes. He was raised 13lb but ran well for a long way in the Eider Chase at Newcastle when out of the handicap and can get back to winning ways. Dancing Art was beaten a head in this in 2012 but has only run three times subsequently. He will have found 2m1f much too short at Newcastle in January. Bennys Well ploughed through the mud to score very easily at Sedgefield last month for which he was raised 12lb. He couldn't quite cope with the extra back there a couple of weeks later. Harris looks the main threat as he has stamina to burn as he proved when slamming a poor field at Catterick, for which he's been raised 8lb.
Bennys Well (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led, reminders 7th, not fluent 8th, driven after last (normal 2 out), headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Nail 'm (11-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Presented (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, took closer order 18th, no extra from 2 out, 6th of 16, 13l behind Wyck Hill (11-0) at Newcastle 4m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) hvy in Feb.
Blenheim Brook (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Tracked winner until 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakening when blundered last, last of 4, 18l behind Kealigolane (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Dec.
Purcell's Bridge (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Held up, took keen hold, headway approaching 13th, went 2nd before 15th, ridden last (normal 2 out), soon no impression on winner, lost 2 places and weakened bypassing omitted last, 4th of 6, 11l behind Nail 'm (11-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Carli King (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led until 3rd, led 6th until 10th, led after 14th, ridden, edged left and hard pressed from 2 out, stayed on gamely, won at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb beating Lough Coi (10-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Harris (IRE) 6-4fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, took closer order 8th, not fluent 9th, led 13th, ridden before 2 out, kept on well, won at Catterick 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs beating Tiny Dancer (11-12) by 21l, 5 ran.
Dancing Art (IRE) 15-8fav (11-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, in rear and in touch from 4th, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, chased winner before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Cloverhill Lad (10-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.