Permit Trainers Association Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 14.50s
- Off time: 14:50:34
|1st||6 Blazing Bull||7/2|
|3rd||2 Papa Caruso||7||9/1|
Eyre Apparent (IRE) (ex7) 7
|8||169 12-1 p||Miss Lucinda V Russell||A P McCoy||110||11/4f|
Papa Caruso 19
|9||166 11-12||Mrs S J Smith||S Byrne (3)||114||9/1|
Flying Squad (UAE) 19
|9||162 11-8 t||Mrs R Dobbin||Shaun Dobbin (10)||110||13/2|
Global Flyer 24
|9||161 11-7 p||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||109||11/2|
Scotch Warrior 610
|9||160 11-6||R M Smith||Mr C Bewley (7)||108||25/1|
Blazing Bull (IRE) 21
|9||148 10-8||J Wade||John Dawson (7)||96||7/2|
Doberdan (USA) 89
|8||140 10-0 p||P Holmes||R McGrath||87||12/1|
Domoly (FR) 34
|10||140 10-0||Ferdy Murphy||Samantha Drake (7)||83||13/2|
Eyre Apparent arrives off the back of a win at Haydock and McCoy takes the ride again, though he has a 7lb penalty to overcome. Blazing Bull finally got off the mark over a much longer trip at Catterick three weeks ago but has a lot more on his plate here off an 11lb higher mark while Doberdan and Domoly are racing from out of the handicap proper. FLYING SQUAD has paid the price in the weights for an easy win at Ayr but Shaun Dobbin again takes off 10lb and the nine-year-old has won over these tricky fences in the past. He looks the one to beat again, though the potentially well-treated Global Flyer should be monitored closely if attracting market support.
Blazing Bull (IRE) 15-8fav (10-0) Tracked leader, mistake 1st, with leader, led briefly 2nd, left in lead 13th, ran on strongly from 2 out, won at Catterick 3m 1f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd beating Hollins (11-12) by 6l, 8 ran.
Domoly (FR) 8-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, headway to 3rd at 12th, went 2nd and rider dropped whip between last 2, kept on but no chance with winnner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Ancient Times (9-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Papa Caruso 9-2 (10-13) With leader, led 10th, not fluent 4 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Storming Gale (11-7) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft, 6 ran.
Global Flyer 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 12th, well behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by King Jack (10-13) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd, 12 ran.
Eyre Apparent (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Tended to jump right, led 1st, made rest, in command approaching 2 out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs beating Kykate (11-5) by 8l, 4 ran.
Flying Squad (UAE) 6-1 (11-4) Made all, clear before 2 out, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft beating Alexander Oats (11-5) by 5l, 6 ran.
Scotch Warrior 5-1 (10-7) With leader and keen, led before 3rd, headed 4 out, ridden before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, last of 6, 25l behind Solway Bay (10-6) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Jul '11.
Doberdan (USA) 4-1 (10-11) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed before last, no chance with winner in clear 2nd flat, 2nd of 4, 11l behind No Way Hozay (10-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.