Betfred 'The Bonus King' Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 8 runners)
- Winner £7,194 2nd £2,125 3rd £1,063 4th £531 5th £266 6th £133
- Surface: Turf
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 28
|9||166 11-12||A E Jones||D C Costello||133|
Lucky Landing (IRE) 20
|7||160 11-6||T Coyle||Jack Quinlan (3)||127|
L'Eldorado (FR) 21
|8||159 11-5||C C Bealby||T Messenger||126|
Billy Cuckoo (IRE) (ex7) 5
|7||153 10-13 b||T Coyle||B J Toomey (3)||113|
Lord Villez (FR) 44
|9||151 10-11||Ferdy Murphy||Tony Kelly (5)||118|
Papa Caruso 22
|9||147 10-7||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||114|
|10||144 10-4||K G Reveley||J Reveley||111|
Dun Masc (IRE) 22
|8||140 10-0 p||James Moffatt||B Harding||107|
Lord Villez (FR)
||8||11-2||Ferdy Murphy||Lucy Alexander||15/2|
Quincy Des Pictons is dropped in class in a bid to rediscover his best and he'll figure if doing so. Billy Cuckoo is upped in the weights and in grade as he attempts to follow-up a win at Carlisle and this is much tougher than the race Papa Caruso finished third in at Catterick last time when Categorical was tailed off. Lord Villez is not without claims and is preferred to Lucky Landing but another chance goes to L'ELDORADO. Chris Bealby's charge couldn't cope with Cloudy Too at Wetherby three weeks ago but won at Towcester before that and can return to winning ways back in this company.
Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division outpaced 4 out, no impression from next, 6th of 16, 24l behind Katenko (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up, headway 4th, no extra when mistake 3 out, 6th of 9, 31l behind Prince Of Dreams (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs.
L'Eldorado (FR) 10-1 (10-8) With leader, led after 5 out, ridden before 4 out, soon headed and mistake, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Cloudy Too (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft.
Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Made all, joined 5th, ridden 3 out, clear approaching last, wandered under flat, all out and just held on, won at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating What A Dream (10-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Lord Villez (FR) 25-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 18th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 14, 22l behind Chac Du Cadran (10-7) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Papa Caruso 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leader, blundered 10th, led briefly before 8th, ridden before 3 out led before last, headed run-in, kept on, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Kandari (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Categorical 4-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, in touch before 5th, chased leaders 8th, blundered 11th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, 41l behind Kandari (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Dun Masc (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway 9th, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 12, 25l behind Everdon Brook (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.