October Handicap Chase 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 10 runners)
- Winner £6,823 2nd £2,003 3rd £1,002 4th £501
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 34.30s
- Off time: 15:25:16
|2nd||2 The Rainbow Hunter||nk||9/1|
|3rd||1 Current Event||½||16/1|
Current Event (FR) 138
|6||166 11-12 p||P F Nicholls||Harry Derham (5)||139||16/1|
The Rainbow Hunter 181
|9||163 11-9||K C Bailey||Nick Scholfield||136||9/1|
Dover's Hill 27
|11||161 11-7 t||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||134||10/1|
Forgotten Gold (IRE) 194
|7||160 11-6||T R George||P J Brennan||133||9/4f|
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 58
|6||157 11-3 t||C J Mann||A P McCoy||130||8/1|
Aneyeforaneye (IRE) 30
|7||157 11-3||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||130||12/1|
Dawn Commander (GER) 15
|6||156 11-2||C E Longsdon||J M Maguire||129||5/1|
Wiesentraum (GER) 27
|7||154 11-0||Mrs L Wadham||L Aspell||127||7/1|
Arbeo (IRE) 190
|7||151 10-11||Mrs D Grissell||S Thomas (ex1)||124||12/1|
That's The Deal (IRE) 33
|9||140 10-0||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (5)||108||33/1|
||7||10-5||G Elliott||T J Murphy||9/2|
Dover's Hill may be approaching the veteran stage now but is still capable of running well in this as the tight track will suit this habitual front-runner. Current Event won over 2m5f at Perth in the summer but stamina may be a problem here. FORGOTTEN GOLD stays 3m and will be thereabouts if fully wound-up as, though his jumping was a little erratic last season, he easily beat recent Exeter winner Dawn Commander at Aintree a year ago and still has plenty of scope. Wiesentraum never got anywhere near the leaders in a Listed chase at Market Rasen last month but had won well at Southwell before that. There is probably more to come from Lucy Wadham's charge and none of the others can be left out of calculations if back on song, including Perth third Aneyeforaneye.
Wiesentraum (GER) 14-1 (10-2) Behind, some headway under pressure after 4 out, never near leaders, 10th of 16, 29l behind Bouggler (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep.
The Rainbow Hunter 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear, struggling when mistake 14th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Quentin Collonges (10-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
Current Event (FR) 6-1 (11-4) Held ip in last pair, left 4th at 12th, went 2nd before 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun beating Ultimate (11-9) by 3l, 7 ran.
Dover's Hill 4-1fav (10-9) Mid-division, reminder after 7th, under pressure when mistake 9th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Bouggler (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leader until 5th, outpaced approaching 4 out, unable to get back on terms, no extra flat, 4th of 5, 12l behind Whistling Senator (10-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Aug.
Dawn Commander (GER) 15-8 (11-5) Pressed leader, challenged from 11th, not fluent 14th, led and went right 4 out, clear next, eased flat, won at Exeter 3m beg chs (4) gf beating Silver Commander (11-5) by 34l, 4 ran.
Arbeo (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, outpaced 11th, well beaten 4 out, 5th of 9, 28l behind Grouse Lodge (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.
Aneyeforaneye (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 11th, not fluent 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, unable to challenge, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Raajih (11-1) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Sep.
That's The Deal (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Prominent, lost place 5 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, 42l behind Sergeant Pink (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Forgotten Gold (IRE) Evensfav (11-4) Tracked leader, led 5th, headed next, led 12th, hit 3 out and headed, rallied last, led close home, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd in Apr beating Balding Banker (10-7) by nk, 5 ran.