Come Racing New Year's Day Beginners' Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 7.20s
- Off time: 14:20:34
|1st||12 Jackies Solitaire||4/1|
|2nd||2 Heez A Cracker||s.h||3/1f|
|3rd||8 Shadows Lengthen||s.h||9/1|
Heez A Cracker (FR) 22
|6||154 11-0||T R George||P J Brennan||122||3/1f|
|8||154 11-0||Micky Hammond||J M Maguire||120||22/1|
Jack The Gent (IRE) 28
|8||154 11-0||G M Moore||F Keniry||114||16/1|
Kealigolane (IRE) 18
|8||154 11-0||F P Murtagh||J Reveley||124||5/1|
Pyjama Game (IRE) 18
|6||154 11-0||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||100/1|
Shadows Lengthen 39
|6||154 11-0||M W Easterby||Jake Greenall (3)||9/1|
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 11
|4||149 10-9||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||121||7/2|
|6||147 10-7 t||W Kinsey||Charlie Huxley||115||13/2|
Jackies Solitaire 13
|4||142 10-2||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green (3)||124||4/1|
||8||W Amos||Brian Harding||120||NR|
||5||Ollie Pears||B Hughes||NR|
||5||p||J Ewart||D Irving||114||NR|
Priors Gold tackles fences for the first time but has been in good form on the all-weather lately and was a fair hurdler for Gordon Elliott. Jackies Solitaire was still in touch when unseating Rachael Green at Doncaster while fellow four-year-old Dark And Dangerous has been placed in both starts over fences and the mate Kykate was second at Warwick earlier this month. Heez A Cracker and Jack The Gent are other with decent claims, along with Shadows Lengthen, but Vosges has been a big disappointment so far. KEALIGOLANE wasn't beaten far at Musselburgh last time and the softer surface here will be to his advantage. Barry Murtagh's grey looks to be improving and can come out on top in a competitive beginners' chase.
Eurohunter (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 14 ran.
Priors Gold 12-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, ridden in 5th 3 out, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on into 3rd last, no impression leaders, no extra run-in, 4th of 6, 9l behind Il Fenomeno (11-1) at Navan 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Nov '11.
Vosges (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led before 9th, headed before 4 out, lost 2nd 3 out, weakened before last, lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 10, 19l behind Bhaltair (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Jackies Solitaire 7-2fav (9-13) Held up towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs, 12 ran.
Heez A Cracker (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, went 3rd and slightly hampered 11th, dropped to 4th when mistake 3 out, no further impression, 4th of 8, 18l behind Grandioso (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft.
Shadows Lengthen 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance bypassing normal 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 10, 8l behind Open Day (11-2) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Kealigolane (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Swift Arrow (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Kykate 13-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind George Nympton (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Cantlow (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) hvy.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 4-1fav (10-8) Tracked leaders and raced wide, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 15, 34l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Led, headed before and blundered 3 out, ridden before 2 out, lost 2nd before last, one pace, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Lets Get Serious (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) sft in Nov.
Hollins 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, behind from 3 out, 8th of 12, 28l behind Araldur (10-11) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft.