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4:20 Stratford 16 Jul 2017

Angels Solicitors Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (0-130, 4yo+) (2m6f125yds) 2m6½f Good 17 fences
1st £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936 5th £468


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 109 p1 109 85 123
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Polly Platinum (IRE) (Phardante)
Took keen hold, in touch, tracked leaders 8th until led 14th, readily went clear after next and hit 2 out, 10 lengths clear when began to idle entering straight, dived and mistake last, idling badly and driven flat but never going to be threatened (tchd 3/1)
2  5
8 110 tp 114 86 120
bb g Scorpion (IRE) - Henris Blaze (IRE) (Be My Native)
Chased leaders until before 4th, in touch in midfield after, ridden before 3 out, chased clear winner bend between last 2, kept on and closed on idling winner from last, never getting on terms (op 9/2 tchd 5/1)
3  7 [12]
8 117 p 121 87 121
b g Khalkevi (IRE) - Gesse Parade (FR) (Dress Parade)
Chased leader, every chance 14th, outpaced by winner after 3 out, lost 2nd between last 2, well held and plugged on same pace after (op 16/1)
4  1 [13]
7 912 t 101 66 100
b g Erewhon (USA) - African Scene (IRE) (Scenic)
Held up in midfield, mistake 12th, ridden after 13th, never on terms with leaders but kept on under pressure from last (op 10/1 tchd 11/1)
5  [15¼]
10 1010 t 110 74 107
b g Antonius Pius (USA) - Tallassee (Indian Ridge)
Held up in detached last, closed gap to back of field 12th, in midfield when blundered badly 3 out, no threat to leaders after, kept on flat (vet reported the gelding had a wound on its right hind pastern and was lame) (op 11/1 tchd 10/1)
6  11 [26¼]
10 118 p 122 76 109
b g Cloudings (IRE) - Tower Princess I (IRE) (King's Ride)
In touch in midfield, chased leading pair and switched right before 3 out, soon outpaced by winner, weakened between last 2 (op 9/1 tchd 17/2)
7  [27½]
7 110 tp 117 70 103
b g Della Francesca (USA) - Jackette (USA) (Mr Greeley)
Always in rear of main group, ridden and no impression after 13th, well beaten 3 out (tchd 11/2)
8 117 tp 126
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Native Side (IRE) (Be My Native)
Led until 14th, soon ridden and dropped out, well behind when pulled up 2 out (op 12/1)
8 1110 b 124
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Copper Magic (IRE) (Zaffaran)
Always towards rear, reminder after 10th, mistake and ridden 11th, soon well beaten and well behind when pulled up 13th, lame (jockey said gelding was never travelling; vet reported the gelding lost its right fore shoe and was lame on its right fore) (op 11/2 tchd 5/1)
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