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7:50 Newton Abbot 30 May 2017

Fred Champion Groundworks Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (0-120, 5yo+) (2m4f216yds) 2m5f Good 16 fences
1st £4,873.50 2nd £1,431 3rd £715.50 4th £357.75


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 1113 121 108 130
ch g Urban Ocean (FR) - Riviera Dream (IRE) (Over The River)
Held up, good headway on outer 3 out, edged slightly left when leading 2 out and last, kept on, driven out (stewards considered the apparent improvement in form; trainer said gelding was suited by the good, good to firm ground on this occasion and the step up in trip)
8 113 tb1 111 96 117
b g Indian Danehill (IRE) - Collatrim Choice (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Jumped slightly right at times, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out until between last 2, kept on same pace from last
3  2 [4¼]
7 1112 t 120 103 125
b g Gold Well - La Belle De Serk (IRE) (Shernazar)
Held up in touch, headway 4 out, mounting challenge when squeezed up turning in, soon ridden, kept on same pace from next (op 11/2)
4  nk [4½]
9 114 112 94 115
b g Presenting - Savu Sea (IRE) (Slip Anchor)
Prominent, led after 11th, ridden when strongly pressed after 3 out, headed next, kept on same pace (op 6/1)
5  [6]
7 116 t 114 95 116
ch g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Native Kin (IRE) (Be My Native)
Tracked leaders, mistake 9th, pushed along after next, ridden after 4 out, close 4th approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace (tchd 9/2)
6  70 [76]
7 117 115 27 53
b g Mountain High (IRE) - Not Mine (IRE) (Oscar)
Held up, struggling 11th, weakened 3 out, tailed off (tchd 8/1)
11 102 tp1 96
b g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Arctic Chick (Henbit)
Led until after 11th, weakened 4 out, pulled up next (op 12/1)
8 1010 t 104
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Chapanga (IRE) (Un Desperado)
Held up, headway into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, weakened tamely next, pulled up before last (stewardss considered running of gelding; trainer said gelding did not have a cut at its fences and would probably return to hurdles which was noted; vet reported that a post-race examination found the gelding to have an irregular heart beat) (op 9/2 tchd 5/1 and 3/1)
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