Alfa Aggregate Products Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 34.00s
- Off time: 13:10:15
|1st||7 Roll The Dice||7/2j|
|2nd||6 Last Shot||7||7/2j|
|3rd||3 O'callaghan Strand||hd||22/1|
Ballypatrick (IRE) 18
|6||166 11-12||M R Channon||C O'Farrell||120||5/1|
Tara Rose 17
|7||166 11-12 t||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||120||13/2|
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 49
|6||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||D C Costello||112||22/1|
Lukeys Luck 62
|6||157 11-3||Jennie Candlish||A O'keeffe||111||11/2|
Preuty Boy (FR) 12
|7||153 10-13||D W P Arbuthnot||Tom Cannon (3)||107||11/2|
Last Shot (FR) 13
|5||151 10-11||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||105||7/2j|
Roll The Dice (IRE) 19
|6||145 10-5||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||99||7/2j|
Final Flyer (IRE) 14
|8||140 10-0||Mrs N S Evans||Killian Moore (7)||75||66/1|
Quincy Des Pictons (FR)
||7||10-10||A E Jones||James Best||6/4|
Several of these arrive from in-form yards including Tara Rose, who was beaten when long odds-on for her reappearance over a trip too short at Leicester. LAST SHOT is still a maiden but came close at Wincanton last time and probably has enough scope to go one better. O'callaghan Strand is decent at this level but appears to be better on faster ground so Lukeys Luck may prove the main threat as he has won on testing ground over timber and was having just his second start over fences when runner-up at Uttoxeter.
Roll The Dice (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, hit 9th, no impression on leaders when blundered 2 out, 6th of 13, 13l behind Wings Of Smoke (11-9) at Newbury 2m 2f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) gs in Nov.
Last Shot (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, went 3rd approaching 10th, chased winner 4 out, led 2 out, soon ridden, headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Handtheprizeover (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place from 5 out, soon weakened, soon pulled up, in a race won by Noble Legend (11-3) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct, 6 ran.
Ballypatrick (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mistake 1st, mid-division, lost place 7th, outpaced after 5 out, never on terms, 8th of 15, 27l behind Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Tara Rose 4-9fav (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2 out, headed approaching next, driven and stayed on, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind A Little Swifter (11-0) at Leicester 2m Mares Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) gs.
Preuty Boy (FR) 9-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 12th, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 7, 19l behind Johns Spirit (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Lukeys Luck 6-4fav (11-10) Chased clear leader, closed when hit 6th, led after next, mistake 2 out, soon headed, pecked last, no extra, 2nd of 5, 12l behind Fintan (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Final Flyer (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Led until before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Vulcanite (11-0) at Hereford 2m nov chs (4) sft.