Betfred Mandarin Handicap Chase 3m 2f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 2f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £9,097 2nd £2,671 3rd £1,336 4th £668
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 51.85s
- Off time: 13:15:14
|1st||6 Financial Climate||4/1|
|2nd||3 Faultless Feelings||¾||13/2|
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 46
|7||166 11-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||130||6/1|
Denali Highway (IRE) 42
|6||165 11-11||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||129||4/1|
Faultless Feelings (IRE) 24
|7||161 11-7 p||M Keighley||Ian Popham||125||13/2|
Shaking Hands (IRE) 12
|9||160 11-6 bt||D Pipe||T Bellamy (7)||124||12/1|
Restless Harry 35
|9||158 11-4||R Dickin||C Poste||122||7/2f|
Financial Climate (IRE) 18
|6||154 11-0||O Sherwood||T Garner (5)||118||4/1|
Jaunty Journey 35
|10||145 10-5||N A Twiston-Davies||B Hughes||109||13/2|
Pete The Feat (IRE)
||8||11-7||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||15/8|
Shaking Hands stopped quickly and was pulled up at Ffos Las 12 days ago but that was his first run since February and better is expected here. Denali Highway's second to No Planning at Wetherby was a decent comeback effort and he's only a pound higher here. Caroline Bailey's gelding is only a six-year-old but he's never gone this far before. JAUNTY JOURNEY ran poorly at Haydock last month but is much better than that and will get through this heavy ground better than most. Receiving weight all round, he gets a tentative vote as Howard's Legacy is unreliable and Restless Harry appears to have lost his way. Financial Climate looks a couple of pounds too high but is still preferred to Faultless Feelings of the others.
Financial Climate (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Held up in rear, headway 8th, went 2nd after next, driven to challenge 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
Faultless Feelings (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Prominent, hit 2nd, lost place 14th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Pickamus (11-12) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd, 9 ran.
Denali Highway (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Held up in touch, ridden before 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind No Planning (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, hit 7th, not fluent and given reminder 4 out, chased winner approaching next, every chance when hit 2 out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Toby Lerone (11-3) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Nov.
Jaunty Journey 14-1 (10-8) Mid-division, slow 7th, soon lost place, under pressure 14th, weakened 16th, 8th of 11, well behind Nuts N Bolts (11-11) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Shaking Hands (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Led, reminder after 9th, headed next, weakened 13th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Relax (11-8) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy, 7 ran.
Restless Harry 33-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, ridden 4 out, headway 2 out, never dangerous, 10th of 17, 19l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.