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1:20 Kempton 26 Dec 2019

Ladbrokes "Where The Nation Plays" Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 3) (0-140, 4yo+) (2m4f110yds) 2m4½f Soft 16 fences
1st £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192.50 5th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 115 137 142 152
ch g Mahler - Auntie Bob (Overbury)
Midfield, mistake 7th, closed to chase leaders 11th, ridden to lead 3 out, soon clear and in command next, stayed on well, eased towards finish, readily (op 6/1 tchd 7/1)
2  9
6 118 140 136 142
b g Arcadio (GER) - Crimson Flower (IRE) (Soviet Lad)
Jumped left, mistake 2nd, behind and outpaced 5th, rallied and some progress when mistake 12th, soon outpaced again and mistake next, plugged on under pressure to dispute 2nd when slipped on landing last, chased winner flat, no chance
3  ½ [9½]
5 1012 130 125 132
b g Librettist (USA) - Dalriath (Fraam)
In touch in midfield, closed to chase leaders after 9th, went 2nd and jumped right 12th, still 2nd and pressing winner 3 out, soon outpaced, plugged on but lost 2nd flat (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
4  2 [11½]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 p 121 114 122
b g Touch Of Land (FR) - La Principal (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Chased leader until 4th, stayed prominent until left chasing leader again 10th, led next until ridden and headed 3 out, soon outpaced and well held next, plugged on (tchd 22/1)
5  13 [24½]
5 1010 128 108 115
b g Blue Bresil (FR) - Nesle De La Roque (FR) (Villez)
Jumped right and not always fluent, midfield, closed to chase leaders 12th, 4th and ridden after 13th, soon outpaced and beaten next, weakened
5 114 Extra-Weights 7 136
b g Walk In The Park (IRE) - Olina (FR) (Dounba)
Led until fell 10th (op 5/2 tchd 9/4)
11 107 125
b g Close Conflict (USA) - Clogheen Lass (IRE) (Capricorn Line)
Detached last when jumped slowly 1st, always detached and losing touch when pulled up 10th (op 50/1)
6 118 140
b g Fine Grain (JPN) - Folle Tempete (FR) (Fabulous Dancer)
Midfield, closed and well in touch 10th, 5th and outpaced when mistake 13th, soon beaten, weakened and tailed off when pulled up last (op 16/1)
5 108 ht 129
b g Coastal Path - Santa Bamba (FR) (Saint Des Saints)
Took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway to chase leader 6th, upsides leader next until left in lead 10th, headed 11th, lost place quickly, well behind when pulled up 3 out
6 114 136
b g Oscar (IRE) - Larnalee (IRE) (Presenting)
Never travelled well, behind from 4th, lost touch and mistake 12th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out (op 8/1)
5 111 p 133
b g Jeremy (USA) - Keys Hope (IRE) (Luso)
Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th until 6th, still handy when badly hampered 10th, not recover and pulled up next
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