totequadpot At totepool.com Handicap Chase (For The Certain Justice Challenge Trophy) 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 6.00s
- Off time: 15:16:31
|1st||6 Time To Think||4/1|
|2nd||3 Financial Climate||1½||2/1f|
|3rd||5 Meet The Critics||1||16/1|
Kind Of Easy (IRE) 17
|7||166 11-12 h||Miss E C Lavelle||D Elsworth||114||8/1|
No No Bingo (IRE) 19
|7||166 11-12 p1||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||114||13/2|
Financial Climate (IRE) 85
|6||164 11-10||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||112||2/1f|
Plum Pudding (FR) 25
|10||160 11-6 pt||G R I Smyly||David England||108||14/1|
Meet The Critics (IRE) 25
|10||159 11-5 t1||Jonjo O'Neill||D C Costello||107||16/1|
Time To Think 71
|8||155 11-1||J W Mullins||A Thornton||103||4/1|
Cypress Grove (IRE) 60
|10||148 10-8 v||B Ryall||D Crosse||96||13/2|
Princely Hero (IRE) 22
|9||146 10-6 v||C Gordon||Tom Cannon (3)||94||10/1|
||11||11-9||J L Needham||R Johnson||5/1|
None of these can be described as progressive. Kind Of Easy and No No Bingo are capable at this level but bad blunders have cost them recently and they both need to brush up their jumping. Dual course winner Cypress Grove made need more time having been pulled up on his comeback at Wincanton but TIME TO THINK ran well for a long way before tiring on her reappearance at Lingfield and she gets the tentative vote off her current mark. Princely Hero is getting no closer but Plum Pudding has slipped back down the weights and may figure.
Time To Think 3-1 (10-9) Prominent, left in lead after 5th, headed next, effort 4 out, soon under pressure, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Take Over Sivola (11-1) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Financial Climate (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, not always fluent, outpaced after 10th, well beaten 3 out, modest 5th when bad mistake last, 5th of 7, 37l behind Simply Wings (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f beg chs (3) sft in Dec.
Meet The Critics (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakened from next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Reginaldinho (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Princely Hero (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, lost place 7th, rallied 3 out, kept on after last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 31l behind Shangani (11-12) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.
No No Bingo (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, lost touch before 8th, soon pulled up, in a race won by O Crotaigh (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 10 ran.
Plum Pudding (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Led until after 7th, not fluent 12th, weakened approaching 3 out where mistake, 6th of 7, well behind Buddy Bolero (11-3) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.
Cypress Grove (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Behind, struggling halfway, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Monkerty Tunkerty (11-11) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.
Kind Of Easy (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, took keen hold, jumped left, led 2nd, mistake and headed 10th, lost place when mistake 13th, behind 15th, tailed off after 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Arbeo (10-11) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs, 12 ran.