Carey Group Handicap Chase 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 2, 11 runners)
- Winner £30,950 2nd £9,190 3rd £4,595 4th £2,290 5th £1,150 6th £580 7th £290 8th £140
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.08s
- Off time: 15:20:10
Dan Breen (IRE) 224
|6||166 11-12||D Pipe||T Scudamore||148||7/2|
Fix The Rib (IRE) 574
|8||164 11-10||G L Moore||J E Moore||146||25/1|
Gilbarry (IRE) 20
|6||164 11-10||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||146||40/1|
I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 8
|9||163 11-9 t||D Pipe||Hadden Frost||145||8/1|
Takeroc (FR) 21
|8||163 11-9 t||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (7)||145||6/1|
|6||158 11-4 v1||A King||R Thornton||140||6/1|
King Edmund 21
|8||156 11-2 t||C Gordon||Tom Cannon (5)||138||10/1|
Anquetta (IRE) 21
|7||156 11-2||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||138||3/1f|
De Boitron (FR) 14
|7||155 11-1||Ferdy Murphy||G Lee||137||33/1|
Darceys Dancer (IRE) 21
|8||153 10-13||Evan Williams||J M Maguire||135||16/1|
Rileyev (FR) 8
|6||140 10-0||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||121||16/1|
Woolcombe Folly (IRE)
||7||11-6||P F Nicholls||N D Fehily||7/2|
ANQUETTA has his quirks and was put up 8lb after beating King Edmund, Darceys Dancer, Torphichen and Takeroc in a Listed handicap over C&D three weeks ago. He looks capable of progressing again, however, and is probably the one to beat again today. I'msingingtheblues was the only one to make a race of it with Tanks For That at Cheltenham last week and should be pressing for a place again, while there should be more come from stablemate Dan Breen this term. Gilbarry is best watched at present, however, while De Boitron may need another run to put him straight though was fourth in the Grand Annual off this mark in March.
I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Prominent, went 2nd 8th until 4 out and again from 3 out, led before next, headed last, no impression on winner when losing 2nd flat, no extra, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Tanks For That (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Rileyev (FR) 20-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, headway approaching 4 out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 17, 14l behind Tanks For That (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Takeroc (FR) 15-8fav (11-4) Held up in touch, mistake 6th, not fluent next, headway approaching 9th, stayed on same pace in 5th, weakened flat, 5th of 9, 9l behind Anquetta (11-0) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct.
King Edmund 8-1 (11-2) Led, clear 4th, hit 7th, headed soon after 4 out, chased winner until approaching 2 out, rallied to regain 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Anquetta (11-0) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct.
Darceys Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mistake 1st, held up in rear, headway under pressure on inside approaching 2 out, hit last, stayed on flat to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Anquetta (11-0) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct.
Torphichen 7-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway to track leading pair approaching 8th, went 2nd approaching and mistake 2 out, soon no chance with winner, lost 2nd approaching last, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 9, 7l behind Anquetta (11-0) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct.
De Boitron (FR) 9-1 (10-4) In rear, weakened from 4 out, last of 7, well behind Stagecoach Pearl (10-4) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs (2) gd.
Dan Breen (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leading pair, ridden approaching 3 out, soon held and no impression, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Finian's Rainbow (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr.
Fix The Rib (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led 2nd, headed 8th, outpaced in 3rd from 4 out, weakened from after 3 out, 5th of 8, 16l behind I'm So Lucky (11-2) at Sandown 2m chs Grd 2 (1) gd in Apr '10.
Anquetta (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leading trio, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd 6th, led soon after 4 out, clear from 2 out, not fluent and clever last, kept on well, won at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct beating King Edmund (11-2) by 5l, 9 ran.
Gilbarry (IRE) 17-2 (11-10) Held up towards rear, weakened before 11th, 5th of 6, 39l behind Mr Moonshine (10-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f int chs (2) gs in Oct.