15:10 Perth

Friday 28 April 2017

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Glenearn Flooring Balnakeilly Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

Class 3  |   2m 4f 20y  |   Good  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:10  |   Winning time: 4m 57.0s

1st
7
11/4
T: N J HawkeJ: C Gethings (3)
Held up in rear, blundered 1st, blundered 3rd, headway 5 out to chase leaders, led 2 out, kept on strongly op 7/2 tchd 5/2
2nd
5
6
9/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Held up in touch, went 2nd from 6 out, led 4 out, clear when not fluent next, headed 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner op 8/1
3rd
9
1
9/1
T: I A DuncanJ: D R Fox
With leaders early, lost place 4th, outpaced and pushed along before 4 out, kept on from last, went 3rd towards finish op 10/1 and tchd 11/1
4th
1 ¾
3
10/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: James Best
Held up behind, ridden and headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd place run-in, no extra op 17/2 tchd 8/1
5th
nk
2
5/1
T: N G RichardsJ: Craig Nichol
With leaders, pushed along before 3 out, blundered 3 out, one pace op 4/1
6th
13
5
710-12
20/1
T: P GriffinJ: B S Hughes
Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out op 18/1 tchd 16/1

Also Ran

F
4
2/1f
T: Richard HobsonJ: A P Cawley
Led, mistake 1st, headed 4 out, held in 3rd when fell last op 9/4 tchd 15/8 and tchd 5/2

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Betting

Forecast

Definite Outcome (2/1), Lord Ballim (11/4), Chidswell (5/1), The Fresh Prince (9/1), No No Mac (9/1), West Wizard (10/1), Aminabad (20/1)

Verdict
A difficult puzzle to solve with a number of these horses seemingly wanting softer ground than they're likely to encounter. West Wizard makes the long journey North and conditions shouldn't trouble him, but the double application of tongue tie and cheek-pieces are a concern. Chidswell looks guaranteed to relish stepping back up in trip after finding Kelso way too sharp for him on his latest start, but he's another who prefers cut. No No Mac has had a busy week, and this is definitely easier than the race he ran in at Ayr on Scottish National weekend, but the vote goes to the lightly weighted LORD BALLIM who needs to show he's none the worse for Wednesday's experience, but if doing so can make it a fourth success in five starts for Nigel Hawke and Ciaran Gethings.
  1. Lord Ballim
  2. No No Mac
  3. Chidswell
Prize Money
1st:
£9,384.00
2nd:
£2,772.00
3rd:
£1,386.00
4th:
£693.00
5th:
£346.00
6th:
£174.00

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