Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa Beginners' Chase 2m 3f
- (5yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,094 2nd £1,202 3rd £601 4th £301
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
Alex Hammond's Tip Of The Day (Nadiya De La Vega - 18.40 P) To Win By Up To Including 2 Lengths 14/1
- Winning time: 4m 50.00s
- Off time: 18:30:34
|1st||2 Apache Dawn||28/1|
|2nd||5 Speed Steed||5||8/13f|
Advisor (FR) 55
|7||154 11-0||M H Weston||T Messenger||10/1|
Apache Dawn 27
|9||154 11-0 t||A Sadik||T J Phelan||65||28/1|
Barry The Barber (IRE) 47
|7||154 11-0 t||Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt||Mr G Barfoot-Saunt||76||100/1|
Nether Stream (IRE) 97
|9||154 11-0||A Hobbs||Peter Carberry (5)||17/2|
Speed Steed (IRE) 33
|6||154 11-0||Tim Vaughan||D C Costello||117||8/13f|
Teshali (IRE) 8
|7||154 11-0 t||A Middleton||James Banks (5)||3/1|
SPEED STEED, a winner over hurdles last March and on the Flat in January, hasn't been beaten far in either of his starts over fences and should gain compensation for a long odds-on defeat by Peaks Of Fire at Sedgefield. Teshali, twice a winner over hurdles though not since 2011, makes his chasing debut and looks the one to shake up the selection as Nether Stream has run moderately in Polytrack bumpers after landing a Huntingdon selling hurdle. Apache Dawn has had 49 starts over jumps without winning and Advisor clearly isn't the force of old.
Apache Dawn 66-1 (11-0) Led, headed over 9f out, weakened over 8f out, tailed off and soon eased, last of 11, well behind Anna's Arch (10-9) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar.
Speed Steed (IRE) 4-11fav (11-0) Led, joined 7th, blundered 11th, pressed last, headed run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Peaks Of Fire (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov chs (4) hvy in Mar.
Teshali (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, 8th of 14, 17l behind Kenai Peninsula (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Advisor (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Always in last pair, never a factor, tailed off, 8th of 10, 39l behind Bellflower Boy (11-1) at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) sft in Feb.
Barry The Barber (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, out of view before 6th, in last pair and struggling when in view 11th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind El Dancer (11-0) at Leicester 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Mar.
Nether Stream (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Cousin Khee (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.