15:35 Doncaster

Saturday 29 February 2020

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888Sport Grimthorpe Handicap Chase

Class 2  |   3m 2f 1y  |   Heavy  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:37  |   Winning time: 7m 7.9s

1st
7
9/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Jumped left at times, made all, clear 3 out, unchallenged op 4/1
2nd
54
5
9/4f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mistakes, chased leaders, went 2nd before 9th, weakened 3 out, finished tired tchd 2/1
3rd
38
4
5/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Held up, not fluent 9th or 12th, left 3rd 15th, weakened before 4 out tchd 9/2

Also Ran

F
6
9/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Hammond (3)
Chased winner, hampered 3rd, lost 2nd before 9th, mistake 14th, 7 lengths 3rd and ridden when fell 14th op 12/1 tchd 14/1
PU
9
6/1
T: Jennie CandlishJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up on outside, jumped left 4th, ridden after 12th, mistake next, pulled up before 14th op 11/2 tchd 13/2
BD
10
12/1
T: J EwartJ: Danny McMenamin (3)
Behind, brought down 14th op 11/1
PU
11
5/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders on inside, not fluent 3rd, mistake next, lost place 12th, mistake next, well beaten when pulled up before 4 out op 7/1

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Non-Runners

1
Definitly Red42
Weight: 12-7|  Age: 11
T: B Ellison  J: 2nd Preference
2
Saint Xavier27
Weight: 12-1|  Age: 8
T: P F Nicholls  J: 2nd Preference
8
Chidswell35
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 11
T: N G Richards  J: R D Day
3
Boldmere28
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 7
T: Mrs Caroline Bailey  J: James Bowen
Betting

Forecast

Worthy Farm (9/4), Captain Chaos (9/2), Yalltari (5/1), Cesar Et Rosalie (5/1), Boldmere (5/1), Fortified Bay (6/1), Chidswell (7/1), Definitly Red (8/1), Aaron Lad (9/1), Saint Xavier (12/1), Ascot De Bruyere (12/1)

Verdict
A decent renewal even if 2017 winner Definitely Red and Saint Xavier take up their first preference at Kelso. In that event we still have a competitive event with recent Wincanton scorer Worthy Farm a leading prospect along with Boldmere as long as that one has recovered from his crashing last time out fall. Last year’s winner Chidswell has to be respected although this looks a deeper contest this year. Fortified Bay wouldn’t be out of this if it turns into a real slog but the vote goes to YALLTARI. On the face of it his return at Ascot was disappointing but he showed up well for a long way on what appeared the worst part of the track and still resides on a good mark.
  1. Yalltari
  2. Worthy Farm
  3. Fortified Bay

Previous Winners

2019
Chidswell
Weight: 10-4  |Age: 10
Weight: 10-4  |  
Age: 10  |  
J: Craig Nichol
  |  
T: N G Richards
18/1
Prize Money
1st:
£34,408.00
2nd:
£10,164.00
3rd:
£5,082.00
4th:
£2,541.00
5th:
£1,270.00
6th:
£638.00

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