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3:15 Ascot 20 Nov 2015

Spey From Speyside Distillery Whisky Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (0-135, 4yo+) (2m7f180yds) 3m Soft 20 fences
1st £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
12 110 b 120 31 124
b g Kahyasi (IRE) - Recipe (Bustino)
Unable to lead and not always fluent 1st circuit, still pressed leader and challenged from 11th, jumped better after and led 15th, driven 2 out, headed last and looked beaten flat, given chance by leader and rallied gamely to lead final stride (trainer said regarding apparent improvement in form that the gelding now seems better suited by a galloping track, the re-fitting of blinkers on this occasion and being able to race prominently and get into a rhythm.) (op 16/1)
2  nse
9 1110 b 130 41 136
b g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Worlaby Rose (Afif)
Won battle for lead and set good pace, pressed from 11th, headed 15th, ridden 3 out, rallied from next to lead last, 2 lengths clear 75yds out, wavered near finish and headed final stride
3  [1¾]
8 115 125 35 128
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Lillies Bordello (IRE) (Danehill Dancer)
Patiently ridden in last trio, steady progress from 15th, ridden after 3 out, trying to close when bumped 2 out, chased leading pair after, kept on but unable to challenge (op 7/1 tchd 11/2)
4  2 [3¾]
9 115 125 33 127
b g Anshan - Wide Country (IRE) (Good Thyne)
In rear, mistake 4th and reminder, pushed up to go prominent 10th, soon lost place again, mistake 12th, struggling in last pair after, driven 16th, stayed on from 2 out to take 4th flat (op 8/1)
5  [5¼]
5 118 128 35 126
gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Hase (FR) (Video Rock)
Well in touch, tracked leading pair 15th, ridden after 3 out, tried to close next but lost 3rd and one pace after (vet said lost a left fore shoe) (op 3/1)
6  11 [16¼]
8 1110 130 27 118
b g Brian Boru - Acumen (IRE) (Phardante)
Prominent, chased leading pair 7th to 15th, ridden and in touch after 3 out, weakened next (op 6/1)
7  6 [22¼]
8 113 126 18 111
b g Exit To Nowhere (USA) - Claudia's Pearl (Deploy)
Chased leaders, shoved along after 10th, always flat out to keep in touch after, mistake 14th, beaten in last pair after next
9 104 110
b g Brian Boru - Don't Waste It (IRE) (Mister Lord)
Unable to lead, chased leading pair, not fluent 4th, lost place 7th, dropped to rear 10th and struggling badly, tailed off when pulled up before 15th (jockey said gelding was never travelling)
9 1112 v 132
b g Catcher In The Rye (IRE) - Saddlers' Venture (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Jumped slowly 6th and reminder in last, never going well after, lost touch 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 15th (jockey said gelding was unsuited by the strong gallop) (op 14/1)
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