Book Now For Peter Andre Handicap Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 16:31:13
|1st||3 Arthur's Pass||13/8f|
|2nd||7 Sawpit Supreme||3||7/1|
Sir Frank (IRE) 46
|8||165 11-11||D Pipe||Kieron Edgar (7)||118||4/1|
Arthur's Pass 22
|9||164 11-10||T R George||P J Brennan||117||13/8f|
Another Trump (NZ) 21
|9||155 11-1||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||108||16/1|
Morestead (IRE) 5
|8||154 11-0 b||B G Powell||L Treadwell||107||20/1|
|5||148 10-8 t||Mrs Caroline Bailey||T Messenger||104||4/1|
Sawpit Supreme 30
|11||144 10-4||D G Bridgwater||T J Phelan||97||7/1|
||10||1112 b||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||119||WD|
This looks a tricky finale as Morestead is more than a little quirky and has finished tailed off at Chepstow and in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton this month. Another Trump is another with a mind of his own and he's better over further on a faster surface while Sir Frank still has plenty to prove over fences. Sawpit Supreme never seems to run two races alike while Cool Touch is still a maiden over fences, though was clear when falling two out in a selling hurdle over further here last time. ARTHUR'S PASS was pulled up on his chasing debut but that came after a long break. He didn't do a lot wrong when winning a novices' handicap over today's track and trip next time and, with further improvement likely, should be hard to beat again as Refusal isn't really getting any closer.
Cool Touch (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Led, went well clear after 2nd, nearly 20 lengths ahead when fell 2 out, in a race won by Maccabees (10-7) at Leicester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft, 7 ran.
Arthur's Pass 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd before 4 out, led when jumped right last, edged left flat, stayed on well, won at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs beating Prince Of Dreams (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sawpit Supreme 5-1 (10-13) Led after 1st, headed after 3 out, one pace flat, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Anay Turge (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Refusal 15-2 (11-6) Mid-division, headway 8th, ridden 13th, went 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner when slipped badly on landing last, no extra, 5th of 12, 18l behind Trojan Sun (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Sir Frank (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 48l behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Dec.
Another Trump (NZ) 12-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, soon in rear, weakened from 5 out, 6th of 8, 28l behind Back Bob Back (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Morestead (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Mid-division, lost place over 5f out, 8th of 10, 34l behind Sam Winner (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.