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3:40 Leicester 28 Feb 2017

Squire Osbaldeston Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (0-110, 5yo+) (2m6f151yds) 2m6½f Soft 18 fences
1st £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
12 117 111 91 120
b g Midnight Legend - Swordella (Broadsword)
Led and jumped left 2nd mistake 6th, headed 13th, remained with leader, led again 4 out, jumped left 2 out, ridden and went left last, pushed out (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, the gelding jumped more fluently on this occasion) (op 9/1 tchd 10/1)
2  10
7 1111 p 111 81 112
b g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Be My Rainbow (IRE) (Be My Native)
Led and mistake 1st, headed next, remained with winner, jumped left 7th, led 13th, headed 4 out, soon pushed along, jumped left 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat (vet reported the gelding had lost its left fore shoe) (op 13/8 tchd 2/1)
3  14 [24]
10 117 tp 104 60 87
gr g Turgeon (USA) - Run For Laborie (FR) (Lesotho)
Held up in touch, ridden and weakened approaching 4 out (op 7/2)
4  [25¼]
14 121 112 67 96
b g Oscar (IRE) - Parsonage (The Parson)
With leaders to 8th, remained handy, hampered after 12th, ridden and weakened approaching 4 out (op 15/2 tchd 8/1)
5  34 [59¼]
8 1112 112 33 78
b m Flemensfirth (USA) - Leitrim Bridge (IRE) (Earl Of Barking)
Held up, behind 4th, took closer order 9th, pushed along 12th, weakened after 15th (trainer's representative could offer no explanation for the mare's poor performance, which started second favourite and finished unplaced; vet reported that a post-race examination during routine testing failed to reveal any abnormalities) (tchd 5/2)
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