Somerset County Gazette Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,182 2nd £928 3rd £464
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 1.50s
- Off time: 17:25:21
|1st||9 Solitary Palm||5/1|
|2nd||4 Cool Cascade||10||15/2|
|3rd||5 Royal Mile||3||6/1|
|5||166 11-12||J W Mullins||A Thornton||93||8/1|
The Good Guy (IRE) 12
|10||160 11-6||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||87||5/1|
Mut'ab (USA) 46
|8||155 11-1 bt||Mark Gillard||Jake Hodson (7)||82||10/1|
Cool Cascade 29
|7||155 11-1||Mrs L Hill||Harry Skelton||82||15/2|
Royal Mile (IRE) 22
|9||153 10-13 p1||D Pipe||Kieron Edgar (7)||80||6/1|
Lapin Garou (FR) 18
|6||151 10-11 t||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||78||3/1f|
Ten More (IRE) 13
|9||150 10-10||W G M Turner||C Wallis (5)||77||14/1|
Gleannacreim (IRE) 12
|10||143 10-3||C J Gray||James Best (3)||70||10/1|
Solitary Palm (IRE) 18
|10||140 10-0 b||B Forsey||C O'Farrell||62||5/1|
Royal Mile is just 4lb higher than when successful at Chepstow in October and his last two poor efforts have been over hurdles. He should get into the shake-up but COOL CASCADE may have his measure. Lawney Hill's mare, a winner over timber last July, was making her chasing debut when runner-up to Sustainability at Fontwell last month and that experience can enable her to take this. The Good Guy ran a shocker at Chepstow last time but the five-times hurdles winner is on a very low mark over fences and looks a threat. Gleannacreim has had little experience over fences but has shown potential and looks best of the remainder.
Solitary Palm (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Led until 8th, mistake next, led again 10th, headed 5 out, weakened after next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Oddjob (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 14 ran.
Cool Cascade 20-1 (10-7) Held up in 4th, not fluent 2nd, hit 12th, went 3rd after 4 out, plugged on to take 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Sustainability (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov chs (4) hvy in Mar.
Royal Mile (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up 5th and last in touch, tracked leaders 5th, driven and outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, last of 5, 22l behind Fuzzy Logic (10-2) at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gd.
Mut'ab (USA) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, lost 2nd after 7th, lost place when badly hampered 9th, weakened 11th, well behind after 13th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Loughalder (10-10) at Chepstow 3m Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
The Good Guy (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Led, mistake 4th, ridden when not fluent 6th, headed after next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Earcomesthedream (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Lapin Garou (FR) 5-1fav (10-5) Chased leaders, pushed along before 5 out, weakened next, 9th of 14, well behind Oddjob (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Gleannacreim (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led until after 2nd, prominent, not fluent 3rd, hit 13th, no extra after 5 out, 7th of 13, 28l behind Loughalder (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
Flugzeug 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, blundered 5 out, some headway and held in 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Doheny Bar (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Ten More (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up last, headway to go close 5th at 3rd, slow jump and lost place 5th, blundered next, tailed off when pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Buck's Bond (10-9) at Fontwell 3m 2f nov chs (4) sft, 6 ran.