Read Nicholls And McCain Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Chase 3m 4f
- (4yo+, 3m 4f, Class 3, 15 runners)
- Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 34.60s
- Off time: 15:40:30
|1st||14 Monsieur Cadou||12/1|
|2nd||11 Jaunty Journey||½||8/1|
|3rd||3 Trigger The Light||1¾||25/1|
Master Overseer (IRE) 252
|9||166 11-12 pt||D Pipe||T Scudamore||133||5/1f|
Nenuphar Collonges (FR) 678
|11||160 11-6 b||L Corcoran||S Thomas||127||25/1|
Trigger The Light 258
|11||158 11-4||A King||W Hutchinson||125||25/1|
Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 24
|5||155 11-1 p||P Bowen||J E Moore||122||9/1|
Mark The Book (IRE) 266
|11||154 11-0 t||B I Case||J M Maguire||121||20/1|
Pettifour (IRE) 191
|10||153 10-13||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||120||6/1|
Wide Receiver (IRE) 18
|9||152 10-12 t||C E Longsdon||Felix de Giles||119||13/2|
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 27
|9||151 10-11 bt||Dr R D P Newland||T J O'Brien||118||7/1|
Victory Gunner (IRE) 20
|14||150 10-10||R Lee||M G Nolan (5)||117||50/1|
Rebel Swing 20
|6||148 10-8||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||115||20/1|
Jaunty Journey 23
|9||145 10-5||N A Twiston-Davies||B Hughes||112||8/1|
Super Ally (IRE) 20
|7||143 10-3||A Parker||Timmy Murphy||110||10/1|
Etxalar (FR) 8
|9||142 10-2 t1||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||109||33/1|
Monsieur Cadou (FR) 23
|7||140 10-0||T R George||P J Brennan||105||12/1|
Dusky Bob (IRE) 21
|7||140 10-0||B Ellison||James Best (5)||105||12/1|
||8||11-12||B Ellison||Danny Cook||9/2|
This will take some getting in the conditions but neither trip nor ground will be a concern for the incredibly tough Ballybough Gorta. He's been a revelation since joining Peter Bowen and has now won five of his last seven including when battling to victory over 3m here last month. Another 7lb rise takes him to 50lb higher than when gaining the first of those victories and this could prove a step too far. Wide Receiver has won over further than this and the assessor has given him a chance so he's expected to go well while Bellflower Boy is another who looks on a decent mark and can get competitive. MASTER OVERSEER always goes well fresh so the lack of a run shouldn't pose a problem. He's reappearing after landing the Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March and is taken to make a winning return to action. Trigger The Light is another coming back off a break and he was in fine form when last seen in the spring scoring at Warwick though his best form has been on quicker ground.
Monsieur Cadou (FR) 9-4fav (10-13) Held up in rear, fell 14th, in a race won by Present To You (10-11) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 5 ran.
Jaunty Journey 5-1 (11-6) Tracked winner, ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Arkose (10-5) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Trigger The Light 4-1 (11-6) Always prominent, ridden after 3 out, challenged 2 out, bumped last, led towards finish, won at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar beating Causing Chaos (11-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dusky Bob (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Towards rear, pushed along 7th, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 44l behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Pettifour (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, behind and ridden 12th, pulled up before 16th, in a race won by Fairoak Lad (11-4) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May, 15 ran.
Etxalar (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Towards rear, dropped to rear before 12th, tailed off 15th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Swing Bill (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs, 14 ran.
Super Ally (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Close up, led 11th, ridden and headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.
Victory Gunner (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 7 out, challenged 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 9, well behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.
Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed 5th, lost place after 9th, pushed along to chase leaders before 12th, led 5 out, clear after 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct beating Satou (11-2) by 7l, 7 ran.
Rebel Swing 15-2 (10-11) Led, pecked and headed 9th, pushed along and blundered 6 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 26l behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ely Brown (9-10) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct.
Wide Receiver (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Led 1st until after 3rd, prominent, ridden and lost 2nd before 3 out, no impression on front pair when not fluent last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Richard's Sundance (11-5) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Master Overseer (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Led until 1st, with leader, led approaching 4 out, headed before 2 out, led again flat, very game effort, won at Uttoxeter 4m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Mar beating Major Malarkey (10-5) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Nenuphar Collonges (FR) 7-2 (12-7) Jnd ldrs 8; led 13 til hdd app 3 out; rallied flat; just failed, 2nd of 15, nk behind Offshore Account (12-0) at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp gs in Jan '11.
Mark The Book (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up, mistake 8th, behind when not fluent 13th, tailed off 16th, pulled up after, in a race won by Marufo (10-4) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar, 10 ran.