Ken Muir Memorial Handicap Chase 3m 5f
- (5yo+, 3m 5f, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 57.40s
- Off time: 16:50:12
|1st||7 Rebeccas Choice||9/1|
Mon Mome (FR) 22
|13||166 11-12||Miss V Williams||Harry Challoner (5)||124||11/2|
Reblis (FR) 47
|8||164 11-10||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||122||9/2|
Upham Atom 36
|10||163 11-9||Mrs K A Buckett||M D Grant||121||15/2|
Flying Award (IRE) 22
|9||161 11-7||Mrs S Gardner||Miss L Gardner (5)||119||7/2|
Pettifour (IRE) 6
|11||159 11-5||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||117||3/1f|
Present To You (IRE) 47
|8||159 11-5||D G Bridgwater||Jake Hodson (7)||117||7/1|
Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 13
|10||154 11-0 p||D Burchell||Christian Williams||112||9/1|
||9||11-12||K Burke||Timmy Murphy||11/2|
Former Grand National winner Mon Mome showed a glimmer of his old form when third at Wincanton last time and he's undoubtedly well handicapped nowadays. But he is now a 13-year-old and still giving weight to younger rivals. Pettifour isn't the force of old while Reblis was pulled up in the Sussex National last time, though was only beaten a neck over today's track and trip earlier. FLYING AWARD was aiming too high in a Grade 3 here last month but wasn't disgraced and has finished a good second at Wincanton since. Lucy Gardner knows how to the get the best out of the nine-year-old and he can get back to winning ways today with Present To You too high in the weights at present and Upham Atom much better on a faster surface.
Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 6th, headway 11th, hampered and stumbled 5 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating Mark The Book (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Pettifour (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, last of 7, 33l behind Across The Bay (11-4) at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy.
Present To You (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Upham Atom 16-1 (11-1) In touch on inside, led before 5th, headed next, ridden after 15th, slightly outpaced 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, rallied flat, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Chartreux (11-10) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Mon Mome (FR) 20-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, outpaced by leaders when not fluent 2 out, plugged on, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Master Overseer (11-11) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Jan.
Flying Award (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up, jumped right and hampered 2nd, mistake 5th, stumbled 8th, headway next, jumped slowly 11th, not fluent 14th, chased winner approaching 2 out, stayed on flat, always held, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Rhum (11-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Reblis (FR) 6-1 (11-12) With leader early, chased leaders, weakened from before 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan, 12 ran.