Stride Insurance Group Handicap Chase 3m 2f
- (4yo+, 3m 2f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
- Surface: Turf
Musical Wedge 25
|8||166 11-12||Miss C Dyson||Gerald Quinn (7)||94|
|8||163 11-9||Mrs R Gasson||Benjamin Poste (7)||91|
Get Ready To Go (IRE) 14
|8||148 10-8||N B King||Trevor Whelan (5)||76|
Duke Of Ormond (IRE) 12
|9||141 10-1 p||Mrs A E Brooks||C Poste||69|
Celts Espere 7
|9||140 10-0||C N Kellett||C O'Farrell||65|
Buffalo Creek (FR) 28
|8||140 10-0 b1||G R I Smyly||David England||64|
Hever Road (IRE)
||12||10-11||D Pearson||Joseph Cornwall||9/2|
KILCASCAN wasn't beaten far over today's trip at Warwick a fortnight ago when Get Ready To Go finished six lengths further back. The former had won at Uttoxeter before that and is fancied to go in again here though the latter should finish closer on today's better terms. Musical Wedge made a decent comeback at Chepstow behind Royal Mile and won't be far away in this similar company but the remainder are hard to fancy on what little they've shown of late.
Musical Wedge 20-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, bumped 8th, ridden in 4th 5 out, stayed on to 3rd approaching 3 out and not fluent, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Royal Mile (9-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Oct.
Kilcascan 7-2fav (10-13) Towards rear, headway before 15th and reminders, soon chased leaders, went 3rd 3 out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Dunkelly Castle (11-4) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Get Ready To Go (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway before 15th to chase leaders, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Dunkelly Castle (11-4) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Duke Of Ormond (IRE) 5-2 (10-2) Led, not fluent 2nd, reminder after 4th, ridden approaching 9th, headed 3 out, still every chance when hit 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 7, 23l behind Overlay (10-5) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Celts Espere 50-1 (10-0) Behind, tailed off before 4 out, badly hampered by faller on ground and pulled up soon after 3 out, in a race won by Smokey George (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs, 10 ran.
Buffalo Creek (FR) 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden approaching 10th, well beaten 14th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Oct.