Augustus Restaurant Handicap Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,094 2nd £1,202 3rd £601 4th £301
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 5.90s
- Off time: 19:40:30
|1st||1 Manger Hanagment||10/1|
|2nd||5 Health Is Wealth||1¼||7/4|
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 11
|8||166 11-12||F Brennan||G Sheehan (5)||120||10/1|
Escort'men (FR) 17
|7||163 11-9 t||A Middleton||C Poste||117||6/1|
|7||152 10-12||M R Bosley||Wayne Hutchinson||106||6/4f|
Great Kicker (IRE) 20
|8||150 10-10 t||R Woollacott||M G Nolan (5)||104||7/1|
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 165
|8||148 10-8||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||102||7/4|
TOPTHORN was having his first start since November when making all at Ludlow a couple of weeks ago and though raised 8lb he should have few problems completing a quick double against out-of-form rivals. Escort'men has never won over fences though he's often raced way out of his class and takes a big drop in grade. He looks the main threat as Health Is Wealth's three chasing victories all came at Plumpton on very fast ground two years ago.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Prominent on outside, reminder and lost place after 13th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by See U Bob (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs, 8 ran.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, blundered 4th, struggling 10th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Fairy Rath (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Topthorn 10-3 (10-4) Made all, clear 3 out, stayed on flat, unchallenged, won at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Sublime Talent (11-8) by 5l, 7 ran.
Great Kicker (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Led until before 4th, chased leader until weakened quickly before 6th, soon tailed off, blundered 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Helium (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf, 13 ran.
Escort'men (FR) 33-1 (10-9) Not fluent, always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 9, 32l behind Fairy Rath (10-1) at Ascot 2m 1f Novice Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+) (2) gd.