newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Chase 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,080 2nd £898 3rd £449
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 11.50s
- Off time: 17:00:29
|1st||1 Lord Landen||8/1|
|2nd||6 Shades Of Autumn||2½||20/1|
|3rd||10 Uncle Pettit||7||10/1|
Lord Landen (IRE) 33
|9||166 11-12 t||F O'Brien||Conor Shoemark (5)||100||8/1|
Ring Bo Ree (IRE) 72
|11||166 11-12 p||T R George||Aodhagan Conlon (5)||100||5/1|
Ray Diamond 25
|9||166 11-12||Miss J Du Plessis||J M Davies (3)||100||4/1f|
Wait No More (IRE) 27
|9||161 11-7 p||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne||95||12/1|
General Ross (IRE) 9
|7||159 11-5||C L Tizzard||R Mahon||93||8/1|
Shades Of Autumn (IRE) 110
|9||150 10-10 v||Miss L Blackford||M G Nolan (3)||84||20/1|
Witch's Hat (IRE) 37
|11||147 10-7 t||J A B Old||M D Grant||81||11/2|
Ballyhilty Bridge 41
|8||147 10-7||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||81||8/1|
|8||145 10-5 ht||Mark Gillard||Thomas Cheesman (7)||79||9/1|
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 19
|6||140 10-0 t1||J G Portman||G Sheehan (3)||74||10/1|
Rusty Nail (IRE) 128
|9||140 10-0||J D Frost||Mr F Tett (7)||66||11/1|
WITCH'S HAT was well behind easy winner Lord Landen at Leicester in December but is much better off at the weights here and has done better since behind a progressive sort at Towcester. Jim Old's 11-year-old gets a tentative vote in a race that won't take much winning. General Ross still has a bit of scope and is probably the danger with Ray Diamond having a bit to prove after a poor run at Chepstow. Wicklewood is still a maiden after 47 career starts but Ring Bo Ree has the ability to figure if on a going day.
Lord Landen (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, tracked leaders after 4th, led next, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, well behind Speckled Door (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Shades Of Autumn (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, weakened and eased bypassing omitted 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Milosam (10-1) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Mid-division, blundered 5th, headway chasing leaders 10th, mistake and weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 43l behind Ballyvoneen (10-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Wait No More (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up in rear but in touch, dropped to rear and outpaced 9th (water), lost touch 13th, tailed off when blundered 3 out, left distant 4th last, 4th of 5, well behind Ratify (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Ring Bo Ree (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Held up in touch towards rear, closed 6th, ridden before 7th, 4th and struggling when mistake 9th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Browns Brook (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Ray Diamond 14-1 (10-13) With leader, hit 4th, ridden and lost place approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 8th of 12, 29l behind Pilgreen (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Rusty Nail (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd or 7th, ridden in 4th after 4 out, went 3rd from 3 out, one pace, no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Capisci (10-9) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Witch's Hat (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Bumped 1st, led and disputed, mistake and headed 4th, led again narrowly 11th, ridden and headed soon after 2 out, chased winner, crossed when switched left soon after last, driven and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Cosway Spirit (10-10) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
General Ross (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd at 7th, led approaching 3 out, headed next, 4th and beaten before last, 4th of 9, 16l behind Itsuptoyou (11-7) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Ballyhilty Bridge 10-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, weakened from 9th, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Orange Nassau (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 6 ran.
Wicklewood 12-1 (10-3) Chased leaders on inside, not fluent 3rd, pushed along in 4th after 4 out, went 3rd and stumbled badly last, closed on well held 2nd, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Malibu Sun (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.