Ladbrokes Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 3 runners)
- Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 47.00s
- Off time: 18:40:50
|1st||1 Lost Legend||6/4f|
Lost Legend (IRE) 32
|7||166 11-12 p||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||129||6/4f|
|9||159 11-5||M Keighley||Aidan Coleman||122||7/4|
Malibu Sun 19
|7||156 11-2||B Pauling||Nico de Boinville (3)||119||5/2|
||9||1110||O Sherwood||Thomas Garner||127||NR|
||11||117||T Symonds||R Johnson||124||NR|
||7||116||A J Honeyball||D F O'Regan||123||NR|
Hell's Bay (FR)
||11||11-4||K Burke||Nick Scholfield||8/1|
Mister Matt often blazes a trail and will strip fitter for a run over hurdles but he is better over shorter trips. Rouge Et Blanc struggles to get his head in front but Malibu Sun has had no such problem lately and is now chasing a four-timer. He's shot up the weights, however, and is also tackling better horses. VELATOR has hardly covered himself with glory over the last 12 months but was just beaten at Cheltenham in April last year off a similar mark and still has time on his side. He can make the most of the 6lb he receives from course and distance winner Lost Legend.
Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair in touch, headway 13th, ridden to chase leaders before 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 39l behind Firebird Flyer (10-12) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Feb.
Mister Matt (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Prominent, ridden 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 11th of 13, 48l behind Franciscan (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 1f amt hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
Velator 7-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, reminders before 7th, weakened from 12th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hector's Choice (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Lost Legend (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, hampered 5th, outpaced 4 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, never on terms, 7th of 19, 18l behind Streams Of Whiskey (10-10) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Hayjack Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over two years agoVoid at Ludlow over 3m (good) in a chase won by UNKNOWN earlier this month on his latest outing.
Malibu Sun 15-8fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7th, led 4 out, clear when not fluent 3 out, eased towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Mister Wiseman (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.