One Stop Energy Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 2, 12 runners)
- Winner £21,118 2nd £6,201 3rd £3,100 4th £1,550
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 0.90s
- Off time: 14:05:43
|1st||9 Night Alliance||12/1|
|2nd||3 Loch Ba||11||8/1|
|3rd||2 No Planning||hd||8/1|
Solix (FR) 21
|7||166 11-12 p||Ian Williams||J M Maguire||133||20/1|
No Planning 13
|6||165 11-11||Mrs S J Smith||Jonathan England (5)||132||8/1|
Loch Ba (IRE) 21
|7||165 11-11||M R Channon||Mr H A A Bannister (7)||132||8/1|
Emperor's Choice (IRE) 34
|6||165 11-11||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||132||10/1|
Tartak (FR) 63
|10||163 11-9 t||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||130||10/1|
Safran De Cotte (FR) 20
|7||162 11-8||H D Daly||Jake Greenall (3)||129||11/2f|
Triptico (FR) 14
|7||161 11-7||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||128||11/1|
|7||159 11-5 pt||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||126||8/1|
Night Alliance (IRE) 13
|8||154 11-0 b||Dr R D P Newland||L P Aspell||121||12/1|
Balinroab (IRE) 30
|6||150 10-10 h||R C Guest||Jack Quinlan (3)||117||20/1|
Wicklow Lad 40
|9||148 10-8 v||N W Alexander||Mr Kit Alexander (7)||115||9/1|
|6||147 10-7||A C Whillans||E Whillans (3)||114||8/1|
Cannington Brook (IRE)
||8||11-12||C L Tizzard||T J O'Brien||9/2|
No Planning won at Wetherby before finishing second at Kelso. But he may not have finished ahead of Night Alliance at the Scottish track had the latter not fallen heavily at the last. Loch Ba never figured in the Hennessy last time but should this a bit easier and there are more races to be won with Emperor's Choice, though probably over further than this. SAFRAN DE COTTE couldn't match strides with Tutchec and Herdsman at Carlisle on his reappearance but will strip fitter here and revels in soft ground. He gets a tentative vote as Tartak is not the force of old and Triptico dropped away tamely at Chepstow earlier this month. Ballytober looks as though he'll need more time.
Night Alliance (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Not fluent, towards rear, headway 12th, ridden 3 out, challenging for 2nd when blundered and fell last, in a race won by Kruzhlinin (11-12) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) gs, 8 ran.
Loch Ba (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 21, 39l behind Triolo D'Alene (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
No Planning 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leader, pressed leader 3 out, led next, ridden and headed approaching last, left clear 2nd last, stayed on on, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Kruzhlinin (11-12) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) gs.
Samstown 9-2 (10-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led next, forged clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft beating Distime (11-0) by 7l, 7 ran.
Solix (FR) 33-1 (11-12) In touch, not much room on bend after 12th, soon outpaced towards rear, plugged on again flat, 6th of 18, 14l behind Tatenen (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Wicklow Lad 8-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tutchec (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Ballytober 4-1 (10-9) Mistake 2nd, held up in last pair in touch, headway 5 out, soon challenged, led narrowly last, ridden and headed flat, no extra, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Samingarry (10-6) at Chepstow 3m (3) gs.
Emperor's Choice (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Close up, led before 3rd, headed 5th, ridden after 2 out, not fluent last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 17l behind Boyfromnowhere (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Nov.
Tartak (FR) 11-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, not fluent and one pace 3 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 16, 5l behind Johns Spirit (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in Oct.
Safran De Cotte (FR) 2-1fav (11-9) Chased winner until 4 out, chased leading pair, ridden and well held before 2 out, weakened and just held on for 3d, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Tutchec (10-10) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
Triptico (FR) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, in touch when mistake and pecked 5 out, soon outpaced, weakened from next, 5th of 8, 31l behind De La Bech (10-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
Balinroab (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) In rear, headway 8th, ridden to chase winner 3 out, keeping on one pace when jumped tired at last, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Present View (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.