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2:55 Stratford 14 Mar 2022

Bobby Brown Retiral Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (0-120, 5yo+) (2m6f125yds) 2m6½f Good To Soft 13 fences 4 omitted
1st £4,084.50 2nd £1,881.75 3rd £940.50 4th £471 5th £350 6th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 113 tp1 118 90 127
b g Irish Wells (FR) - Topaze De Somoza (FR) (Discover D'Auteuil)
Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, headway after 8th, went third before 2 out, went second home turn, challenging approaching last, ridden and made sustained challenge run-in, led towards finish (op 5/1)
2  ¾
7 117 119 90 124
b g Doyen (IRE) - Steel Lady (IRE) (Gamut)
Chased leader, joined leader 4th, led after 10th, ridden and joined approaching last, faced sustained challenge and kept on run-in, headed and no extra towards finish (op 4/1 tchd 9/2)
3  11 [11¾]
11 1010 t 115 76 112
br g Great Pretender (IRE) - Al Cov (FR) (Sassanian)
In rear, carried left 3rd, ridden 10th, kept on and went third approaching last, no match for first two, never on terms, lost shoe (vet said the gelding lost his left-hind shoe) (op 14/1)
4  21 [32¾]
8 112 b 117 59 96
b g Hat Trick (JPN) - Purple (USA) (Royal Academy)
Chased leaders, dropped to midfield 3rd, short of room and lost position 6th, ridden before 3 out (usual 4 out), went modest fourth and no impression approaching last (op 7/1)
5  14 [46¾]
11 118 b 120 49 86
b g Yeats (IRE) - Quadrennial (IRE) (Un Desperado)
Jumped left on occasions, led, ridden and headed after 10th, soon lost second, lost third and weakened before 2 out, tailed off
6  1 [47¾]
10 112 v 117 45 82
b g Beneficial - Still Bubbly (IRE) (Hubbly Bubbly)
Midfield, headway and chased leaders 3rd, hampered and blundered 6th, lost position and ridden 10th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off
7 107 112
b g Day Flight - Abacab (FR) (Boris De Deauville)
Raced wide, in rear, jumped left 3rd, headway into midfield 5th, dropped to rear and weakened 10th, behind when pulled up 3 out (usual 4 out) (op 10/1)
8 1110 122
b g Oscar (IRE) - Montel Girl (IRE) (Montelimar)
In rear, mistake and pushed along briefly 5th, not fluent 7th, reminder 8th, no response and lost touch 3 out (usual 4 out), tailed off when pulled up last (trainer said, regards the poor performance, the gelding was never travelling as the gelding was unsuited by the track and the ground on this occasion, which was officially described as Good to Soft) (op 10/3)
6 118 t 120
bb g Westerner - Flying Answer (IRE) (Anshan)
Midfield, headway and chased leaders with one circuit to go, went second and every chance 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and lost second after 2 out, soon weakened, lost two places and pulled up last (jockey said the gelding stopped quickly) (op 14/1)
5 111 t 122
b g Kitkou (FR) - Santa Senam (FR) (Saint Des Saints)
Chased leaders, dropped to midfield 4th, ridden and weakened after 10th, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out (op 7/1)
Open Ditch and Water jump omitted all chases (Surface works)
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