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1:45 Bangor-on-Dee 4 Jan 2018

Derek Hatton Birthday Celebrations Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (0-120, 5yo+) (3m30yds) 3m Heavy 16 fences 2 omitted
1st £4,613.57 2nd £1,354.68 3rd £677.34


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 114 b 112 68 128
b g Network (GER) - Duchesse Du Cochet (FR) (Native Guile)
In touch, closed 4th, went 2nd 10th, led approaching last, soon clear, stayed on strongly, eased close home (trainer could offer no explanation for the gelding's improved form) (op 5/1 tchd 9/2)
2  10
9 1112 v 120 66 126
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Keel Row (Relkino)
Led, jumped right and hung right 2nd, soon headed briefly, ridden and headed approaching last, one pace and no chance with winner run-in (vet said gelding lost left fore and left hind shoes) (op 12/1 tchd 9/1)
3  [14½]
9 111 p 109 51 111
b g Zagreb (USA) - Rapsan (IRE) (Insan)
Held up, hampered 10th, effort after 3 out, stayed on under pressure run-in, never able to mount serious challenge (op 11/2 tchd 5/1)
4  nse [14½]
10 115 t 120 62 125
b g Milan - Miracle Lady (Bob's Return)
Held up, mistake 9th, headway 4 out, chasing leaders but no real impression when blundered last, kept on same pace after (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
10 117 115
b g Morozov (USA) - Dante's Arrow (IRE) (Phardante)
Chased leaders until lost place 6th, headway approaching 12th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, well held when fell last (tchd 2/1)
13 1012 p 113
b g Midnight Legend - Swordella (Broadsword)
Prominent, led briefly after 2nd, hit 11th and lost place, struggling when jumped left 4 out, tired, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 12/1 tchd 14/1)
7 113 111
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Greenflag Princess (IRE) (Executive Perk)
Chased leaders, mistake 9th, jumped slowly 10th, weakened 12th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out (op 9/2)
Result originally had Shanty Town and Catching On as dead-heat for 3rd. Shanty Town was awarded 3rd after a subsequent BHA inquiry.
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