Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £7,280 2nd £2,150 3rd £1,075 4th £538 5th £269
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.10s
- Off time: 15:15:52
|2nd||11 Bobby Dove||½||9/2|
|3rd||6 Last Shot||3½||3/1f|
Tarkari (IRE) 66
|8||166 11-12||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge (3)||108||20/1|
Next To Nowhere (IRE) 13
|8||166 11-12||A Dunn||Ian Popham (3)||108||22/1|
Another Trump (NZ) 21
|9||165 11-11 t||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||107||33/1|
To Live (FR) 43
|6||165 11-11||N J Gifford||Tom Cannon (3)||107||5/1|
Star Galaxy (IRE) 347
|13||163 11-9 b||J L Flint||M G Nolan (5)||105||33/1|
Last Shot (FR) 42
|6||163 11-9||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||105||3/1f|
Darceys Dancer (IRE) 65
|10||161 11-7||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||103||7/1|
Morgan's Bay 53
|8||160 11-6||T R George||Mr F Tett (7)||102||7/1|
Full Ov Beans 34
|9||150 10-10||M Gates||Nico de Boinville (7)||92||10/1|
Accessallareas (IRE) 21
|8||148 10-8||S-J Davies||Nick Scholfield||90||40/1|
Bobby Dove 40
|6||145 10-5||A E Price||R T Dunne (3)||87||9/2|
Oranger (FR) 42
|11||140 10-0 b||Andrew Martin||Benjamin Poste (7)||77||12/1|
||7||11-11||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge||11/4|
Only A P McCoy has managed to galvanise Another Trump to victory previously and he's very hard to predict. Tarkari was beaten in a seller over hurdles last time and stable jockey Paul Moloney prefers Darceys Dancer, even though he hasn't won a race of any description since 2010. Last Shot seems to prefer an extra half-mile but does have placed form on the track while Bobby Dove got off the mark at Huntingdon last month and should make a bold bid to defy the extra 7lb. Oranger is 5lb out of the handicap but Ben Poste claims 7lb and he has place prospects again, though we prefer FULL OV BEANS. Ignore his latest run in a jumpers' bumper as he had Bobby Dove behind when second to Denali Highway at Leicester earlier and is 3lb better off now.
Oranger (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, went 3rd approaching 6th, went 2nd 8th until before 4 out, went 2nd again 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind One More Dinar (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Bobby Dove 5-1 (9-12) Held up, headway 8th, mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, went 2nd before last, led flat, stayed on, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan beating Memorabilia (11-8) by 2l, 7 ran.
Last Shot (FR) 11-4fav (10-11) Chased leaders, went 3rd after 12th, ridden before next, lost 3rd before 2 out, soon beaten and lost 4th flat, 5th of 8, 15l behind O'Callaghan Strand (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Full Ov Beans 20-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Morgan's Bay 22-1 (10-13) Went right 1st, in rear, blundered 8th, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Arbeo (10-10) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Tarkari (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, went poor 3rd between last 2, blundered last, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 34l behind Not Til Monday (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Star Galaxy (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3rd, outpaced 11th, 3rd and weakening when tried to refuse and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Buffalo Bob (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Accessallareas (IRE) 18-1 (11-8) Tracked leader until 7th, hit 9th, every chance after 3 out, mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 7, 33l behind Lough Coi (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Next To Nowhere (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up next, in a race won by Xaarcet (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy, 16 ran.
To Live (FR) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leader until before 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, 20l behind Arthur's Pass (11-7) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Another Trump (NZ) 16-1 (11-1) In rear, ridden briefly after 1st, headway 4th, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 34l behind Arthur's Pass (11-10) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Darceys Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, under pressure 4th, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, 32l behind Scorched Son (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.