Wendling Handicap Chase 3m 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 52.58s
- Off time: 14:30:28
|2nd||2 Galway Jack||1¼||4/1|
|6||166 11-12 p||Mrs P Robeson||Joshua Moore (3)||127||12/1|
Galway Jack (IRE) 33
|9||166 11-12||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||127||4/1|
Goring One (IRE) 49
|9||153 10-13||Miss A M Newton-Smith||Adam Wedge||114||7/1|
Presented (IRE) 22
|7||145 10-5 p1||B Ellison||D A Jacob||106||10/3|
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 22
|7||142 10-2||P Bowen||T J O'Brien||103||15/8f|
That's The Deal (IRE) 37
|10||141 10-1||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (5)||102||9/1|
This looks wide-open as That's The Deal has started to come down the weights again and likes it here while Presented arrives in good form having run well at Musselburgh since scoring at Newcastle. Goring One dead-heated with the useful Jump City in this grade at Wincanton in October and Galway Jack has the ability to figure if in the mood, though that wasn't the case at Newcastle last month. TONY DINOZZO didn't beat much here just over three weeks ago but could be called the winner some way out and has only been raised 5lb. A repeat could be on the cards as he gets 24lb from fellow novice Colebrooke, who has finished tailed off at Lingfield since beating a subsequent winner at Fontwell in November.
Presented (IRE) 12-5fav (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd before 4 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Swing Hard (11-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Galway Jack (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Pressed leader, led 8th to 10th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Badger Foot (9-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.
Goring One (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led until 3rd, chased winner, hit 9th and lost 2nd, went 2nd again after 12th until approaching 4 out where left 3rd and hampered, no chance with leading duo and dropped to 4th before next, left 3rd 2 out until last, 4th of 7, 16l behind Buck's Bond (11-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec.
Colebrooke 16-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place when hit 13th, behind from 4 out, tailed off next, last of 7, well behind Via Sundown (11-6) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
That's The Deal (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, led 12th, ridden and headed between last 2, not pace of winner, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 15l behind San Telm (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 2-1fav (11-12) Always prominent, led 2nd until 4th, led again 5 out, clear approaching 2 out, very easily, eased closing stages, won at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy beating Bit Of A Clown (11-7) by well, 6 ran.