Glyn Abbey Handicap Chase 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 14.30s
- Off time: 13:45:12
|1st||2 Landenstown Star||3/1|
|2nd||5 Royal Mile||16||2/1f|
Bringewood Belle 305
|9||166 11-12 t||J L Needham||Paul John (7)||91||7/1|
Landenstown Star (IRE) 8
|7||164 11-10 pt||Tim Vaughan||Sam Twiston-Davies||89||3/1|
Tornant (IRE) 45
|6||164 11-10 v1||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||89||11/2|
Le Grand Chene (FR) 132
|6||162 11-8 vt||Mrs S Leech||Donal Fahy||87||8/1|
Royal Mile (IRE) 49
|8||159 11-5||D Pipe||Kieron Edgar (10)||84||2/1f|
Verumontanum (IRE) 8
|7||155 11-1||Mrs M Evans||Adam Wedge (3)||80||18/1|
Turbulance (IRE) 21
|10||147 10-7 b||B J Llewellyn||Robert Williams (5)||72||17/2|
||8||10-8||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne||5/1|
LANDENSTOWN STAR unshipped his rider when sent off favourite last time but had shaped with promise over fences when runner-up at Hereford before that. Tim Vaughan's charge can make amends in this with a clear round. Royal Mile also disappointed when failing to land the odds at Chepstow last month having won at the same track earlier while Le Grand Chene is yet another proving less than consistent after an off-day at Fontwell last time. Tornant has been placed over hurdles here but has shown little over fences so far.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Jumped poorly, took keen hold and held up in touch, blundered 1st, hit 7th, blundered badly and unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Quartz Du Montceau (10-9) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 8 ran.
Royal Mile (IRE) 5-6fav (10-5) Held up in rear, took closer order to chase leaders 3rd, mistake 7th, went 3rd next, pushed along 5 out, soon no impression and ridden, no chance when blundered 3 out, soon weakened to 4th, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Desperate Dex (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.
Tornant (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up, not fluent 14th, soon went into 4th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Bounds And Leaps (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Bringewood Belle 7-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, reminder after 4th, ridden 5 out, stayed on to go moderate 4th 3 out, never toubled leaders, 4th of 8, 34l behind Lady Willa (11-9) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 11-2 (10-8) Held up, jumped right and pecked 2nd, mistake next, not fluent 5th, struggling from 7th, 7th of 9, well behind Dorset Naga (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Turbulance (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, outpaced from 12th, jumped slowly and behind next, took remote 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 42l behind Doubletoilntrouble (11-12) at Hereford 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Verumontanum (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) In rear, never involved, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Boomtown (10-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy, 10 ran.