Yorkshire Post Ladies Day - 24th May Handicap Chase 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 3, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 34.80s
- Off time: 15:15:17
|1st||4 Mac Aeda||9/1|
|2nd||9 Jaunty Journey||3¼||14/1|
|3rd||6 You Know Yourself||2||22/1|
Loose Preformer (IRE) 41
|6||166 11-12||N J Henderson||Jeremiah McGrath (5)||135||5/1|
Strongbows Legend 38
|7||162 11-8 p||C E Longsdon||Kielan Woods (5)||131||6/1|
Alderluck (IRE) 80
|9||156 11-2 b1||D Pipe||T Scudamore||125||4/1j|
Mac Aeda 29
|8||156 11-2||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||125||9/1|
Brunswick Gold (IRE) 51
|7||152 10-12||S Gollings||K Renwick||121||16/1|
You Know Yourself (IRE) 26
|9||152 10-12||Mrs S J Smith||S Byrne (3)||121||22/1|
Whats Up Woody (IRE) 40
|7||149 10-9||J Wade||J Reveley||118||20/1|
Jaunty Journey 53
|9||149 10-9||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||118||14/1|
Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 70
|6||147 10-7 p||T D Easterby||R McGrath||116||40/1|
Hopeful Start (IRE) 29
|8||146 10-6 t||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||115||4/1j|
Nine De Sivola (FR) 57
|11||140 10-0||Ferdy Murphy||Lucy Alexander (5)||108||9/1|
||9||1012||M Keighley||A P Cawley||121||WD|
Pak Jack (FR)
||11||11-12||R T Phillips||R Johnson||13/2|
Nicky Henderson puts up an amateur, who scored on Barber's Shop for the stable on Friday, on the progressive Loose Preformer, who followed his Leicester victory with a virtual walkover at Doncaster where his only opponent pulled up. Strongbows Legend has gone up a massive 20lb since scoring at Hereford but Mac Aeda won here in December and doesn't look too badly treated. Brunswick Gold has taken some time to find his feet over fences but came good at Catterick and can make his presence felt. Jaunty Journey needs a thorough test of stamina so any rain would help his cause but Hopeful Start has been raised 14lb for his recent C&D success though he's still much higher over hurdles. David Pipe tries ALDERLUCK in blinkers for the first time and they can have the desired effect as though his recent form is poor he's dropped in the weights accordingly and has been competing at a much higher level.
Wolf Moon (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Chapolimoss (10-9) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Mac Aeda 13-8 (11-7) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 6th, pecked next, slow jump and dropped to 4th 8th, mistake 9th, went 3rd again 10th, chased winner before 4 out, well held when mistake 2 out, 2nd of 4, 13l behind Cucumber Run (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Jan.
Jaunty Journey 7-2 (10-8) Led until after 1st, chased leaders, mistake 7th, not fluent 12th, chased winner 2 out, no impression from last, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bold Ransom (10-7) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec.
You Know Yourself (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Led, headed 5th, led again 7th, headed 5 out, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Morgan Be (11-2) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Alderluck (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Behind, mistake 4th, soon struggling, some late headway, moderate 5th, 5th of 14, well behind Le Beau Bai (10-13) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec.
Nine De Sivola (FR) 13-2 (11-1) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 41l behind Wide Receiver (11-2) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Brunswick Gold (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Prominent, led 5 out, driven out, won at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (4) sft in Jan beating Storming Gale (11-0) by 12l, 5 ran.
Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4th, mistake 9th, weakened 12th, jumped left 14th, soon tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Dystonia's Revenge (11-4) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Whats Up Woody (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, hit 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 38l behind Posh Bird (10-3) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.
Loose Preformer (IRE) 8-11fav (11-2) With leader, keen, led from 4th, headed 9th, led again and left alone after 10th, won at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gd in Jan, 2 ran.
Strongbows Legend 9-2fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, jumped right and not fluent 15th, not fluent 17th, went 2nd next, hit 4 out, not fluent 3 out, led next, headed flat, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Hey Big Spender (11-12) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Jan.
Hopeful Start (IRE) 5-4fav (11-3) Chased leaders, disputing close 2nd after 14th, challenged and upsides when not much room 4 out, led and pecked 2 out, stayed on strongly and drew clear fom last, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Jan beating Kilcommon Pride (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.