sussexfx.co.uk Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 23.00s
- Off time: 15:00:24
|1st||8 Goring Two||16/1|
|2nd||9 Oscar Charlie||7||4/1|
Free Speech (ex7) 6
|8||172 12-4 bt||Jim Best||James Best (7)||92||7/4f|
Ballyman (IRE) 14
|10||154 11-0||J A Geake||M D Grant||81||8/1|
|11||150 10-10||P Phelan||C Bolger||77||13/2|
The Hardy Boy 14
|11||150 10-10||Miss A M Newton-Smith||Matthew Batchelor||77||16/1|
Goring Two (IRE) 13
|6||140 10-0||Miss A M Newton-Smith||M Goldstein (3)||64||16/1|
Oscar Charlie (IRE) 204
|6||140 10-0||P Henderson||Ryan Mahon (3)||62||4/1|
Just Playfull 19
|9||140 10-0 b||M G Rimell||P J Brennan||62||4/1|
||8||1112 t||N J Hawke||Matt Griffiths||93||NR|
||5||117||J W Mullins||A Thornton||88||NR|
||8||114||A J Whiting||Nick Scholfield||85||NR|
||8||11-0||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||8/1|
FREE SPEECH jumped well under AP McCoy to gain his first success in 18 starts under Rules at Folkestone last week and can follow up under a penalty as today's young rider can use his 7lb claim. Ballyman has an almost identical profile having gained his first-ever success here a fortnight ago when he had Manmoon just behind in third and The Hardy Boy a long way back. Manmoon is slightly better off and must have a fair chance of reversing the form. Ede's scored over 2m2f on very heavy ground at Fontwell before failing in a three-runner affair over today's trip there.
Manmoon (FR) 15-2 (10-10) Led, headed 4th, remained prominent, led again 9th, mistake next, headed approaching last, faded and lost 2nd closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Ballyman (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Catch The Rascal (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in last, jumped big 4th, jumped right 11th, fell next, in a race won by Shernaz (11-12) at Plumpton 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 4 ran.
Me Julie 6-1 (9-12) Led, pressed from 2 out, headed before and switch left when hit last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Mission Complete (11-8) at Exeter 2m 5f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) hvy.
Goring Two (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) In touch, chased leading pair under pressure approaching 4 out, soon no impression, lost moderate 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 50l behind Hunt Ball (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Oscar Charlie (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Took keen hold in touch, ridden and struggling before 10th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Themanfromfraam (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May, 9 ran.
Free Speech 8-13fav (11-7) Agressively ridden, made all, pressed when left clear 2 out, driven out, won at Folkestone 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft beating Sawago (11-9) by 5l, 9 ran.
The Hardy Boy 9-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, under pressure 4 out, jumoed slowly next, soon beaten, 8th of 10, well behind Ballyman (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Just Playfull 11-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, challenged 13th, led next, headed 4 out, driven and one pace in 3rd from next, 3rd of 11, 25l behind Glebehall Bay (11-11) at Hereford 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Ballyman (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, led approaching last, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft beating She's Humble (11-4) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Ede's 8-11fav (11-10) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 9th, mistake next, led 4 out, stumbled 2 out, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 3, 4l behind Curragh Dancer (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Nov.