Matthew Clark Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 53.88s
- Off time: 19:30:18
|2nd||5 Prince des Marais||4||3/1|
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 19
|7||162 11-8||D McCain Jnr||Mr James Cowley (7)||110||9/2|
Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 15
|8||161 11-7 pt||F M O'Brien||Conor Shoemark (5)||109||15/2|
Prince des Marais (FR) 23
|11||159 11-5 t||Mrs Caroline Bailey||T Scudamore||107||3/1|
Maddoxtown (IRE) 9
|8||148 10-8 b||R Hennessy||B Hughes||96||9/2|
Mister Wall Street (FR) 38
|9||147 10-7 pt||Rebecca Menzies||Tony Kelly (3)||95||15/8f|
||6||1112 bt||D McCain Jnr||K Renwick||114||NR|
||8||1110 t||Evan Williams||Conor Ring||112||NR|
Mister Wall Street should set out to make all and could well do so in receipt of weight from all rivals although he hasn't won away from Hexham since 2009. A good effort is anticipated all the same but SUBLIME TALENT, despite far from living up to his name on recent outings, did perform far better the last day when third in a decent contest behind a rejuvenated Able Deputy and Surf And Turf, form that reads well here. That was also his first run after a break so hopefully he's put that below par sequence behind him and can build on the recent improvement with Conor Ring taking off a useful 7lb. Veloce has gone well enough on each of four chasing starts to be a player off topweight just nine days after his latest effort behind Imjoeking, whilst Irish raider Maddoxtown is on a fair mark but remains 0-24 under Rules.
Veloce (IRE) 3-1fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, hard driven when left in 3rd 4 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Imjoeking (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up in 4th, closed 4 out, close 3rd 2 out, one pace and no impression flat, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Able Deputy (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Me And Ben (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd, 6 ran.
Prince des Marais (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway after 6th, lost place before 4 out, 6th of 9, 18l behind No Likey (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Mister Wall Street (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Made all, drew 6 lengths clear before last, ridden and reduced advantage flat, held on near finish, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Shady Sadie (10-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Chased leaders on outside, led 3rd until blundered and almost unseated rider 5th, reached for next and dropped to rear, no chance after, tailed off and pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Luci Di Mezzanotte (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (4) gd, 6 ran.
Maddoxtown (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Settled in rear but in touch, not fluent 4th, blundered next, ridden 9th, stayed on to go modest 4th after last, 4th of 7, 32l behind Imjoeking (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.