TurfTV Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 25.70s
- Off time: 14:22:29
|1st||6 Time To Think||2/1f|
|2nd||1 Have You Seen Me||nk||7/2|
Have You Seen Me (IRE) 41
|11||166 11-12||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||120||7/2|
Brody Bleu (FR) 224
|7||163 11-9||R Walford||W Hutchinson||117||13/2|
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 24
|6||163 11-9||M W Easterby||K Renwick||117||11/2|
Mr Muddle 36
|7||163 11-9||Miss S West||M Goldstein||117||9/1|
Gentle Bob (IRE) 686
|9||160 11-6||T R George||P J Brennan||114||5/1|
Time To Think 40
|9||159 11-5||J W Mullins||A P McCoy||113||2/1f|
TIME TO THINK's third behind Wychwoods Brook at Lingfield was boosted when the winner took the Peter Marsh at Haydock last Saturday. The fourth, Mentalist, has gone close twice since so the form has a solid look about it and Seamus Mullins' charge should be hard to beat here with A P McCoy taking over the reins. Saints And Sinners has plenty of scope over fences and may be the danger unless the market suggests confidence behind the returning Gentle Bob. Mr Muddle is probably high enough in the weights now but Have You Seen Me was taking on better opposition last year and may appreciate the drop in grade.
Time To Think 10-1 (11-6) In touch main group, struggling 8th, stayed on to take 3rd 3 out, plugged on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 10, 17l behind Wychwoods Brook (11-12) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Have You Seen Me (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Led, not fluent 10th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, weakened last, 11th of 16, 33l behind King Massini (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) gd in Dec.
Brody Bleu (FR) 11-2 (11-12) Pressed leader until before 4 out, weakened approaching next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Cardigan Island (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Gentle Bob (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Tracked leading pair, led 3rd, made rest, ridden and pressed 3 out, driven and in command next, stayed on well, won at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '12 beating Ceepeegee (11-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Mr Muddle 5-2 (11-12) Soon chasing winner, mistake 9th, blundered badly, nearly unseated rider and lost 2nd 3 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 6, 16l behind Chestnut Ben (11-6) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Chased leader until not fluent 7th, lost place 5 out, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, 24l behind Bobcatbilly (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.