Davies Pharmacy Group Handicap Chase 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
- Surface: Turf
Shaking Hands (IRE) 17
|8||166 11-12 p||D Pipe||Tom Bellamy (7)||118|
Full Of Joy (IRE) 385
|7||165 11-11||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||117|
Victory Gunner (IRE) 19
|14||165 11-11||R Lee||M G Nolan (5)||117|
Flying Award (IRE) 17
|8||160 11-6||Mrs S Gardner||Miss L Gardner (7)||112|
||6||11-7||N A Twiston-Davies||J M Maguire||3/1|
FULL OF JOY just failed to catch the winner, Magot De Grugy, at Fontwell on his return to action. It was testing ground on that occasion and Jonjo O'Neill's charge can land this with a similar effort. Flying Award remains unexposed and the Plumpton winner looks the main danger with a recent outing under his belt given Victory Gunner is inconsistent and Shaking Hands still looks high enough in the weights.
Shaking Hands (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led, ridden most of way, headed approaching 6th, mistake next, weakened 9th, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Farmer Matt (10-2) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Full Of Joy (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In touch, headway to chase leaders 10th, went 2nd approaching 3 out, stayed on well from last, always just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Magot De Grugy (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov '11.
Victory Gunner (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 7 out, challenged 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 9, well behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.
Flying Award (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway when not fluent 6th, led after 9th, headed before mistake 3 out, no extra next, 5th of 11, 23l behind Farmer Matt (10-2) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.