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7:25 Chelmsford (AW) 24 Jan 2019

Danny And Frank Preston's Northern Handicap

(Class 5) (0-70, 4yo+) 2m Standard
1st £5,433.96 2nd £1,617 3rd £808.08 4th £404.04 5th £400 6th £400 7th £400 8th £400


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (7)  
5 912 v 70 8 76
b m Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Champagne Aerial (IRE) (Night Shift)
Held up well in touch, travelling strongly when not clear run 3f out, switched right and bumping rival to get out over 1f out, shaken up and headway to lead 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, driven out (jockey said mare hung right-handed in the home straight) (op 4/1)
2 (5) ½
4 812 61 66
b g Nathaniel (IRE) - Tina's Spirit (IRE) (Invincible Spirit)
Took keen hold, chased leader until led after 2f, headed after 3f and tracked leaders after, switched right and effort entering final 2f, bumped by winner over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish (op 7/2 tchd 3/1)
3 (2) ½ [1]
5 94 67 3 71
ch g Champs Elysees - La Colline (GER) (Ocean Of Wisdom)
Held up in touch in last pair, headway under pressure on inner to chase leaders 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on but lost 2nd towards finish (op 3/1 tchd 5/2)
4 (6) ½ [1½]
4 91 64 67
ch g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Maghzaa (IRE) (Aqlaam)
Chased leader after 4f out, ridden and every chance entering final 2f, led over 1f out, headed 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong (tchd 9/2 and 6/1)
5 (4) nse [1½]
5 89 h 60 63
b m Nathaniel (IRE) - Captain's Paradise (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar)
Steadied start, took keen hold, held up well in touch in midfield, closed to chase leaders when squeezed for room and switched left over 1f out, switched right and kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong (op 12/1)
6 (9) [3]
10 93 v 68 2 70
b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Pacific Grove (Persian Bold)
Took keen hold, led, soon headed and tracked leaders after 3f, effort over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong (op 7/1)
7 (8) 4 [7]
5 910 p 68 65
b g Aqlaam - Blue Zealot (IRE) (Galileo)
Chased leaders until led after 3f, ridden and hard pressed entering final 2f, headed over 1f out, no extra and weakened inside final furlong (op 8/1)
8 (3) 47 [54]
7 82 Out-of-Handicaps 6 51
gr m Zebedee - Dixie Jazz (Mtoto)
Dwelt, took keen hold, held up well in touch in last pair, headway on outer 7f out, ridden and struggling over 3f out, behind final 2f, tailed off and eased final furlong
After a stewards' inquiry, the placings remained unaltered.
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