Thrussington Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 26.10s
- Off time: 15:00:23
|2nd||1 Trojan Sun||6||13/2|
|3rd||7 Midnight Macarena||½||12/1|
Trojan Sun 19
|7||166 11-12 t||T Symonds||Felix de Giles||110||13/2|
Meet The Critics (IRE) 29
|10||166 11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||D C Costello||110||28/1|
Blackwell Synergy (FR) 32
|7||165 11-11||Jonjo O'Neill||Maurice Linehan (5)||109||9/1|
Reginaldinho (UAE) 22
|7||165 11-11||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||109||3/1f|
Material Boy 44
|6||163 11-9||Nick Williams||A P McCoy||107||7/2|
Midnight Macarena 24
|8||161 11-7 p||Mrs L Wadham||D Elsworth||105||12/1|
Topaze Collonges (FR) 41
|6||160 11-6 b||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||104||13/2|
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 25
|8||160 11-6||D Pipe||Kieron Edgar (7)||104||25/1|
Ajzal (IRE) 19
|9||158 11-4 b||E De Giles||Charlie Huxley||102||50/1|
Amroth Bay 33
|9||155 11-1||Jennie Candlish||S Quinlan||99||15/2|
||7||1112||T R George||P J Brennan||110||NR|
Charlie Longsdon's stable seems to have been suffering a little since the bad weather arrived so now may be the time to oppose the hat-trick-seeking Topaze Collonges, who has been found wanting in this grade in the past. There is no stopping Venetia Williams, however, and her REGINALDINHO was quite impressive when winning by seven lengths over course and distance earlier this month. He's 9lb higher today but may be on an upward curve and can follow up. Ajzal was seventh and subsequent Huntingdon scorer Trojan Sun pulled up when the selection finished fourth at Hereford earlier and look held but Ffos Las second Material Boy has claims and Amroth Bay could be well handicapped.
Hoare Abbey (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Tracked winner throughout, no impression from 3 out, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Brave Spartacus (11-9) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Reginaldinho (UAE) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3rd, headway when not fluent 7th, ridden to lead last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Caulfields Venture (10-11) by 7l, 9 ran.
Trojan Sun 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, clear approaching last, ridden out, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating Addiction (11-12) by 7l, 12 ran.
Midnight Macarena 7-2fav (11-12) Mid-division in 4th, blundered 4 out, ridden and went 4th before last, one pace, 5th of 10, 22l behind Newton Tonic (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Material Boy 15-2 (11-0) Prominent, led 4th, headed approaching 7th, led again next, headed 12th, outpaced 3 out, stayed on after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Bendant (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 5f beg chs (4) hvy in Dec.
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, weakened approaching 5 out, 5th of 7, well behind Keppols Hill (11-0) at Chepstow 3m beg chase (4) hvy.
Blackwell Synergy (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, never involved, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Arbeo (10-10) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Meet The Critics (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up, mistake 2nd, headway 6th, dropped to rear before 11th, headway again 13th to get in behind leaders next, ridden and weakened quickly when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Flying Award (11-5) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy, 9 ran.
Amroth Bay 10-3fav (11-9) In touch, went 3rd after 4th, hit 8th and 12th, under pressure when blundered 15th, ridden and weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 17l behind Noble Witness (11-6) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Topaze Collonges (FR) 7-2 (11-11) Made most, drew clear after 3 out, kept on from next, ridden out flat, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Mujamead (10-9) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ajzal (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, ridden after 12th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Bobby Dove (9-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.