David & Toni Eyles Beginners' Chase 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554 5th £277 6th £139
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 48.20s
- Off time: 13:30:34
|1st||6 Top Of The Range||4/7f|
Lord Of House (GER) 17
|5||155 11-1 t||C J Mann||M D Grant||130||5/1|
My Dads Horse 615
|7||155 11-1||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||12/1|
Titchwood (IRE) 277
|5||155 11-1||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||4/1|
Top Of The Range (IRE) 219
|6||155 11-1||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||138||4/7f|
||7||111 p||F Brennan||Non Runner||105||NR|
||7||111||C R Egerton||Sam Twiston-Davies||113||NR|
A couple of these stand out on hurdling form. Lord Of House is one, but he never recovered from a mistake on his chasing debut at Exeter and was well beaten despite finishing third. It's too soon to write him off, but TOP OF THE RANGE is preferred in this. The latter scored over timber at Sandown in March and tries his luck for the first time over fences today. Titchwood won over hurdles at Southwell early in the year and makes more appeal than Gee Hi and Bin End while winning pointer My Dads Horse has his first start under Rules on his return from a lengthy absence.
Bin End 20-1 (10-10) Keen, tracked leader, effort 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-0) at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) gs.
Gee Hi (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) In touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, pushed along and weakened before next, 9th of 14, 23l behind Kenai Peninsula (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Top Of The Range (IRE) 7-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, 2nd last before 2 out, rallying when not much room approaching last, stayed on flat, 5th of 17, 6l behind Party Rock (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Titchwood (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway after 3 out, led last, ran on well, readily, won at Southwell 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb beating Key To The West (11-2) by 5l, 11 ran.
My Dads Horse 2-7 (12-0) won at Brocklesby Park 3m ptp gd in Mar '12 beating Society Sam (12-0) by 7l, 4 ran.
Lord Of House (GER) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, blundered badly and lost place 6th, not recover and soon tailed off, left remote 3rd last, 3rd of 5, well behind Manyriverstocross (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f nov chs (2) gs.