Solar Signs Handicap Chase 4m
- (4yo+, 4m, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,128 2nd £924 3rd £462 4th £231 5th £116 6th £58
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 9m 57.30s
- Off time: 14:11:17
|1st||2 Leac An Scail||9/2|
Pegasus Prince (USA) 26
|8||166 11-12 p1||B Storey||Tony Kelly (5)||116||18/1|
Leac An Scail (IRE) 32
|11||161 11-7||Miss J E Foster||Miss Samantha Drake (7)||111||9/2|
|7||153 10-13||C Grant||K Renwick||103||3/1|
Cilliseal (IRE) 9
|7||148 10-8 t||N C Kelly||D R Fox (7)||98||9/4f|
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 12
|8||140 10-0 p||N P Mulholland||A Guerin (7)||90||11/4|
Seaofemotion (GER) 13
|6||140 10-0 t||R Johnson||K Johnson (ex3)||69||50/1|
Outlaw Tom (IRE)
||7||11-6||Miss Lucinda V Russell||C I Gillies||10/1|
This will take some getting in these conditions. Pegasus Prince won a novice chase over 3m3f here in December and has mainly been confined to hurdling subsequently. Leac An Scail has only won once in 19 starts over fences but loves heavy ground and should have few problems staying the trip. OVERYOU hasn't had too much experience over fences but was in front when falling at the second last over this marathon trip here in March before scoring at Kelso. She has scope to do better and can take this though Cilliseal loves this track and defied several mistakes to score over 3m1f here last month so should prove a big threat. Hobb's Dream stays forever at his own pace and should get round safely but Seaofemotion is a long way out of the handicap.
Leac An Scail (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 15th, blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 32l behind Across The Bay (11-9) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Oct.
Overyou 10-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 13th, challenged 5 out, led before 4 out, ridden and headed approaching next, no impression on winner when lost 2nd soon after 2 out, kept on trying, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Roi De Garde (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Cilliseal (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, not fluent 14th, headway from 2 out, went 3rd after last, kept on, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Royal Mackintosh (11-4) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 17-2 (11-5) Mostly pressed leader, not fluent 2nd, led after 3 out, headed approaching last, one pace flat, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Overlay (10-5) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Pegasus Prince (USA) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, lost place 9th, soon behind, no danger after, last of 12, 37l behind Scotswell (11-6) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Seaofemotion (GER) 100-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off 8th, pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Civil Unrest (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gd, 11 ran.