William Hill - Bet On The Move Handicap Chase 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 2, 9 runners)
- Winner £25,024 2nd £7,392 3rd £3,696 4th £1,848 5th £924 6th £464
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 26.15s
- Off time: 15:05:27
|1st||3 Ma Filleule||13/2|
|3rd||10 Cnoc Seoda||4||25/1|
Bally Legend 21
|8||165 11-11||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham (3)||139||5/1|
Ma Filleule (FR) 13
|5||163 11-9||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||137||13/2|
Merrion Square (IRE) 21
|7||159 11-5 t||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||133||4/1f|
Forest Walker (IRE) 51
|6||154 11-0||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||128||9/2|
Polisky (FR) 29
|6||153 10-13 pt||P F Nicholls||Nick Scholfield||127||12/1|
On Trend (IRE) 17
|7||153 10-13 p1||N J Gifford||A Thornton||127||7/1|
American Spin 20
|9||152 10-12 v||L A Dace||J E Moore||126||14/1|
|8||151 10-11 t||R Woollacott||C O'Farrell||125||9/2|
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 29
|8||144 10-4 t||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||118||25/1|
||7||1112||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||140||WD|
Mister Hyde (IRE)
||7||10-13||Jonjo O'Neill||J M Maguire||4/1|
Bally Legend has won over 2m7f over hurdles so should stay the extra here, though his best form is undoubtedly over shorter. Polisky finds little off the bridle and has climbed the weights again while Merrion Square has gone up 4lb since his close second at Sandown. AMERICAN SPIN runs from the front so might enjoy this sharp track and he's certainly handicapped to be thereabouts. He gets a tentative vote with Niceonefrankie looking too high in the weights and Ma Filleule rather out of sorts so far this season. Forest Walker is unexposed, however, and On Trend has the ability to win off his current mark but lost interest very quickly last time.
Niceonefrankie 9-4fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.
Ma Filleule (FR) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, jumped right, lost place 13th, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Double Ross (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd, 13 ran.
Valoroso 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway on outside approaching 9th, not fluent 4 out, chased leaders from 3 out, stayed on under pressure to modest 5th flat, 5th of 18, 13l behind Tatenen (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, mistake 17th, headway under pressure to modest 4th 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 21l behind Top Dancer (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Bally Legend 2-1fav (11-9) Led, headed before 4 out, led again before 3 out, held on well towards finish, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd beating Domtaline (11-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Polisky (FR) 9-4 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway to 3rd 4 out, no impression when not fluent 2 out, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Top Dancer (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Forest Walker (IRE) 15-8fav (12-1) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place after 10th, not fluent 12th, effort 4 out, outpaced next, not fluent 2 out, one pace, 4th of 8, 12l behind Rockchasebullett (10-6) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
On Trend (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 11th, weakened next, moderate 4th, 4th of 6, 49l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
American Spin 25-1 (10-6) Led and disputed, led 18th until soon after 4 out, chased leader until driven before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 23l behind There's No Panic (10-7) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd.
Merrion Square (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Held up in last trio, headway approaching 17th, went 2nd 2 out, challenged and upsides last, every chance flat, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fine Parchment (11-7) at Sandown 3m (3) gd.