East Bilney Handicap Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,089 2nd £617 3rd £309 4th £154 5th £77
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 2.43s
  • Off time: 15:30:11
Full result
Result 15:30 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Full Ov Beans 11/2
2nd 1 Got Attitude 29 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P6/05-P6
Yellow, dark blue stripe Got Attitude (IRE) 36
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: P6/05-P6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 100 16/1
2 214U81
Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Cruising Bye 38
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 214U81
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9h
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 h P Bowen T J O'Brien 97 11/4f
3 462U31
EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Full Ov Beans 22
  • T:M Gates
  • J:Miss A Stirling
  • Form: 462U31
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 M Gates Miss A Stirling (7) 94 11/2
4 311313
Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Midnight Charmer 23
  • T:Miss E Baker
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 311313
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 Miss E Baker James Banks (5) 93 3/1
5 87/0613
Dark Green, Beige striped sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Bill The Lad (IRE) 28
  • T:P E Cowley
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 87/0613
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 P E Cowley S Thomas 88 3/1
6 2U4-2P5
Grey, orange sash, sleeves and hoop on cap Goring Two (IRE) 10
  • T:Miss A M Newton-Smith
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 2U4-2P5
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12v1
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 v1 Miss A M Newton-Smith A Thornton 86 12/1
7 P4531P
Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 16
  • T:J R Cornwall
  • J:Joseph Cornwall
  • Form: P4531P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 70 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Midnight Charmer never seems to run a bad race and is back in the right grade after his latest third at Warwick. He won't be far away again while Full Ov Beans overcame trouble in-running to score by a wide margin here on New Year's Day. Ally Stirling again takes off 7lb but CRUISING BYE has much more scope than his rivals and, having made a successful start to his chase career when beating a subsequent winner at Ffos Las, can double his tally here. Bill The Lad's Towcester victory was franked but he was disappointing when a short-priced favourite on a return visit to the track on Boxing Day.

Formwatch

Full Ov Beans 7-2 (10-8) Prominent, hampered when left in lead 2nd, well clear from 4 out, very easily, won at Fakenham 2m 5f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) sft beating Minella Ranger (10-9) by well, 5 ran.

Got Attitude (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Soon settled in 4th, hit 8th, ridden after 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 6, 36l behind Chestnut Ben (11-6) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.

Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 8th, weakened after 11th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 9 ran.

Bill The Lad (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, hit 10th, led 3 out, headed before next where mistake, stayed on same pace last, no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Le Grand Chene (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.

Cruising Bye 10-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 12th, outpaced 3 out (usual 4 out), rallied and went 2nd last, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec beating Saroque (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

Midnight Charmer 4-1 (10-9) Held up in last trio, headway after 10th, went 4th before 11th, stayed on to 3rd before last, kept on flat, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Free World (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.

Goring Two (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, led on long run to 3 out (normal 4 out), headed approaching that fence where mistake and soon weakened, driven and struggling in 4th on long run to last, weakened to 5th approaching last, 5th of 10, 49l behind Brandon Thomas (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.