corbettsports Handicap Chase 3m 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 46.40s
- Off time: 13:31:22
|1st||3 Castle Conflict||9/4f|
|2nd||5 Gwladys Street||5||9/1|
|8||166 11-12 p||T D Walford||Mr W Biddick (5)||125||5/2|
Polarbrook (IRE) 29
|6||156 11-2 b||D McCain Jnr||Henry Brooke||115||6/1|
Castle Conflict (IRE) 30
|8||155 11-1||H D Daly||T J O'Brien||114||9/4f|
Carpincho (FR) 12
|9||151 10-11||Mrs S J Humphrey||Jack Quinlan (3)||110||11/4|
Gwladys Street (IRE) 31
|6||150 10-10||W Kinsey||Ryan Mahon||109||9/1|
Fentara has every chance off her current mark on her return to action. But she may need her first run since April and this should blow away any cobwebs if connections decide to take up an an entry in next month's Welsh Grand National. POLARBROOK is preferred on this occasion as he went clear at Wetherby last time before coming a cropper a couple of fences from home. Donald McCain's charge can make amends in this with a clear round. It's difficult to see any of the remainder troubling the principals though Carpincho will have come on for a pipe-opener at Plumpton and looks best of the rest.
Castle Conflict (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Prominent, not fluent 1st, lost place 12th, closed after 3 out, no impression on leading pair after 2 out, left battling out 2nd last, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Midnight Prayer (11-3) at Stratford 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear,mistake 1st, fell 8th, in a race won by Hollow Blue Sky (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct, 14 ran.
Polarbrook (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Towards rear, headway 10th, led and going very well when fell 2 out, in a race won by Orange Nassau (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs, 8 ran.
Carpincho (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Took keen hold early, led, not much room on inside bend and headed before 2 out, soon ridden, lost 2nd 2 out, weakened between last 2, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Beforeall (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Fentara 7-1 (10-11) Towards rear and in touch, headway before 3 out, chased winner 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Netminder (10-0) at Ayr 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.