Bulmers No. 17 Handicap Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 14:40:31
|1st||1 Anay Turge||15/8|
Anay Turge (FR) 26
|7||166 11-12 ht||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||110||15/8|
Sawpit Supreme 266
|10||153 10-13||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||97||5/1|
Chestnut Ben (IRE) 292
|7||152 10-12||G Brown||A P McCoy||96||7/4f|
Molko Jack (FR) 26
|8||143 10-3||M Mullineaux||James Banks (7)||87||4/1|
Arctic Ben (IRE)
||7||11-3||H D Daly||A Thornton||5/1|
Another small field for this handicap chase and there must be fitness concerns over two of the runners. Sawpit Supreme hasn't been seen since pulling up at Huntingdon in April while Chestnut Ben has his first start since winning at the same track in March, though was just beaten on his reappearance on heavy ground last season. ANAY TURGE has proved a consistent sort in this grade on soft going this campaign and, though rather harshly raised a couple of pounds since finishing third at Hereford earlier in the month, may be the one to beat as Molko Jack doesn't complete on a regular basis and is still a maiden over fences.
Anay Turge (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, left in lead 7th, headed last, one pace flat, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Drumshambo (11-12) at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Sawpit Supreme 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division, not much room when stumbled 7th, went 3rd after 11th until not fluent 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Newton Tonic (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Molko Jack (FR) 16-1 (11-9) Held up, mistake 10th, pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Doubletoilntrouble (11-12) at Hereford 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 7 ran.
Chestnut Ben (IRE) 5-2fav (10-8) Chased leader, challenged 2 out, led approaching last, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar beating Riddleofthesands (11-8) by 1l, 7 ran.