Sky Bet 'Home Of The Price Boost' Handicap Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 11.90s
- Off time: 14:46:05
|1st||4 The Panama Kid||7/1|
|2nd||8 Mr Supreme||8||7/1|
|3rd||6 Badger Foot||s.h||9/1|
Minella Definitely (IRE) 48
|7||166 11-12 pt||N P Mulholland||N D Fehily||119||7/2|
Milo Milan (IRE) 85
|9||164 11-10 bt||R Lee||M G Nolan (3)||117||11/2|
Be Definite (IRE) 54
|10||159 11-5 p||T R George||P J Brennan||112||16/1|
The Panama Kid (IRE) 27
|10||159 11-5 b||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||112||7/1|
Honest John 16
|10||159 11-5||S Gollings||J M Maguire||112||2/1f|
Badger Foot (IRE) 34
|9||158 11-4 t||Miss Lucinda V Russell||D R Fox (5)||111||9/1|
More Equity 26
|12||157 11-3||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Ryan Mania||110||33/1|
Mr Supreme (IRE) 16
|9||146 10-6||K G Reveley||R McGrath||99||7/1|
Badger Foot has already won at Wetherby and Newcastle this season and looks to be back to his best. He's climbing the weights but can't be ignored and makes more appeal than Minella Definitely, More Equity and Milo Milan. Be Definite struggles to get his head in front but The Panama Kid was backed to end his losing run at Catterick last month and duly obliged. Despite a 5lb higher mark he's still very well treated on his best form and should go close. HONEST JOHN kept on really well after making most of the running behind Ifyousayso here earlier in the month. He's 3lb lower than when scoring over course and distance in 2012 and, with Jason Maguire doing the steering again, can get back on track against these.
The Panama Kid (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, effort approaching 3 out, soon every chance, stayed on under pressure to lead closing stages, all out, won at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec beating Twice Lucky (9-10) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mr Supreme (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Towards rear, weakened before 5 out, 8th of 12, 44l behind Ifyousayso (11-7) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Badger Foot (IRE) 11-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, headway 10th, went 2nd approaching 4 out, ridden and upsides 2 out, narrow advantage between last 2, stayed on well under pressure flat, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec beating Zaru (11-10) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Be Definite (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Prominent when mistake first, tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 31l behind Balbriggan (11-12) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Dec.
More Equity 10-1 (11-11) Chased winner, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace and beaten before last, last of 5, 10l behind Or de Grugy (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Honest John 14-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and pressed before 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Ifyousayso (11-7) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Minella Definitely (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 13th, behind before 5 out, no chance with leaders, 5th of 7, 23l behind Samingarry (10-6) at Chepstow 3m (3) gs in Dec.
Milo Milan (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) In touch, mistake 2nd (water), lost place 5th, not fluent 7th, 5th and ridden after 2 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 20l behind Danandy (10-12) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.