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3:50 Stratford 13 Mar 2017

David Cowgill Memorial Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (0-125, 5yo+) (2m6f125yds) 2m6½f Soft 15 fences 2 omitted
1st £7,876.80 2nd £2,524.80 3rd £1,402.80

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 112 b 111 41 121
b g Beneficial - Miss Vic (IRE) (Old Vic)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 7th, left in lead 9th, began to draw well clear after 3 out, ridden and 25 lengths ahead last, eased flat (trainer's rep said gelding benefiited from the reapplication of blinkers and additionally appreciated the better going on this occasion) (tchd 9/2 and 6/1)
2  28
7 114 116 20 96
b g Tiger Groom - Eden De Coeur (FR) (Lampon)
Led until 2nd, steadied, left 2nd at 9th, 2 lengths behind winner 12th but lost touch rapidly after slow jump next and looking very tired after, plodded on, all out to hold remote 2nd (tchd 11/2)
3  [30½]
10 115 t 121 23 99
b g Westerner - Champagne Warrior (IRE) (Waajib)
Behind, 3rd from 9th, 10 lengths 3rd at 12th, tired and well behind from next but ridden and catching remote 2nd after last (op 9/1)
PU   
12 113 t 119
gr g King's Theatre (IRE) - Grey Mo (IRE) (Roselier)
Never went a yard and immediately lost touch, ploughed through 4th, not fluent 7th, continued tailed off until pulled up 11th (trainer's rep said gelding had a breathing problem) (op 16/1)
PU   
7 1110 tp1 119
ch g Fragrant Mix (IRE) - Naltiepy (FR) (Dom Alco)
Soon led and 8 lengths clear, pulled up 9th, broke blood vessel (vet reported gelding had bled from the nose) (op 9/4)
PU   
7 118 v 117
b g Robin Des Pres (FR) - Inter Alia (IRE) (Dr Massini)
Chased clear leader 2nd until 7th, 4th and ridden and struggling 9th, tailed off and pulled up 12th (jockey said gelding moved poorly throughout) (op 9/4 tchd 2/1)
fence coming away from stable bend omitted; surface works
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