Book Tickets For Racing Plus Chase Day Handicap (Div 2) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard/Slow
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.82s
- Off time: 16:35:18
|1st||3 South Cape||7/1|
|2nd||7 Pastoral Jet||nk||7/4f|
|3rd||1 Hip Hip Hooray||2||11/2|
Hip Hip Hooray 22
|7||133 9-7||L A Dace||G Baker||60||11/2|
Menadati (USA) 17
|5||132 9-6||P W Hiatt||Kirsty Milczarek||59||7/2|
South Cape 85
|10||131 9-5||G L Moore||Ned Curtis (7)||58||7/1|
Songbird Blues 11
|4||130 9-4||M D I Usher||Racheal Kneller (5)||57||16/1|
Pipers Piping (IRE) 17
|7||130 9-4||J Butler||L P Keniry||57||20/1|
Pastoral Jet 36
|5||129 9-3||R Rowe||Thomas Brown (7)||56||7/4f|
Silly Billy (IRE) 10
|5||127 9-1 v||P Phelan||I Mongan||54||5/1|
Meydan Style (USA) 8
|7||119 8-7||R Ford||Vitor Santos (7)||45||33/1|
||7||94 t||R J Smith||J Goldstein||57||NR|
||5||9-6||M McGrath||S W Kelly||7/1|
This looks less competitive than the previous division and HIP HIP HOORAY can take advantage. The dual course and distance winner is now back on a winning mark and, after showing signs of a return to form over track and trip last time, Luke Dace's mare gets the nod. Menadati will appreciate the drop back to a mile and can figure along with Songbird Blues, though Pastoral Jet makes more appeal with a 7lb claimer on board having scored over course and distance in October. Wolverhampton winner Sinchiroka was disappointing at the same track on Tuesday and is hard to predict.
Sinchiroka (FR) 9-2 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Yourinthewill (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
South Cape 13-2 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, stayed on same pace, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 12, 5l behind Shamo Hill Theatre (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Pastoral Jet 4-1fav (9-0) Tracked leading pair, led over 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Hip Hip Hooray 10-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Breakheart (8-3) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Meydan Style (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Commercial (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Silly Billy (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Menadati (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 5l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Songbird Blues 9-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 6l behind Refreshestheparts (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, 11th of 12, 23l behind Flag Of Glory (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.