Clugson Lincolnshire National (Handicap Chase) 3m 5f
- (4yo+, 3m 5f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 52.80s
- Off time: 14:11:15
Cerium (FR) 18
|11||166 11-12||N B King||Trevor Whelan (5)||115||20/1|
Rebel Swing 32
|6||164 11-10||Mrs S J Smith||A Glassonbury||113||6/1|
Epee Celeste (FR) 19
|6||163 11-9||M C Chapman||G J Galligan (10)||112||14/1|
Bishophill Jack (IRE) 48
|6||159 11-5||K C Bailey||Charles Greene (7)||108||3/1f|
Soudain (FR) 34
|6||158 11-4 p1||S Gollings||Mr P D Bohan (7)||107||7/2|
|7||154 11-0||C Grant||K Renwick||103||4/1|
Roi De Garde (FR) 54
|6||149 10-9||C C Bealby||T Messenger||98||7/2|
Wide Receiver (IRE)
||8||11-2||C E Longsdon||Felix de Giles||9/4|
BISHOPHILL JACK has always given the impression he'd be suited by a thorough test of stamina and was placed over 3m4f at Fontwell in the spring. He showed himself to be in good form when beating subsequent scorer Spot The Ball at Towcester last month and can follow up here with Charles Greene taking off a valuable 7lb. Roi De Garde is trying a new trip but won here in May and by eight lengths at Wetherby last month. Still at the right end of the handicap, he's another with solid claims and appears to have the beating of Overyou on the form book though the latter was only beaten a neck over 4m on heavy going at Hexham last time and will be staying on when others have cried enough. Rebel Swing may be best of the rest.
Soudain (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Close up, ridden 8th, weakened 10th, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Changing Times (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.
Overyou 3-1 (10-13) Close up, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Leac An Scail (11-0) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Epee Celeste (FR) 40-1 (10-6) Led to 2nd, lost place before 9th, tailed off before 15th, pulled up, in a race won by State Benefit (11-4) at Sandown 3m Amateur Handicap Chase (0-130) (4yo+) (3) sft, 10 ran.
Rebel Swing 20-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, mistake 10th and 11th, tailed off before 16th, 10th of 15, 30l behind Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Cerium (FR) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, struggling 12th (canal turn), left remote 5th 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Little Josh (10-9) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy, 9 ran.
Bishophill Jack (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Chased leader, led soon after 3 out, hit next, soon switched left, went right last, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov beating Spot The Ball (11-8) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Roi De Garde (FR) 9-2 (10-5) Held up and raced wide, pushed along and headway 10th, chased leaders 5 out, went 2nd before next, led approaching 3 out, clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Eyre Apparent (11-5) by 8l, 10 ran.