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1:25 Uttoxeter 31 Dec 2017

Happy Birthday Gill.I.Am Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (0-105, 4yo+) (3m2yds) 3m Heavy 18 fences
1st £3,898.80 2nd £1,144.80 3rd £572.40 4th £286.20


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 1112 t 104 50 115
b m Blueprint (IRE) - Graineuaile (IRE) (Orchestra)
Prominent, led 6th, made rest, 1 length ahead 4 out, shaken up 3 out, soon came clear, ridden 2 out, in command and eased run-in, comfortably (tchd 3/1)
2  5
5 100 t 78 19 81
b g Stowaway - Daytona Lily (IRE) (Beneficial)
Tracked leaders, went 3rd 5 out, relegated to 4th 4 out, ridden before 3 out, went 3rd 2 out and 2nd last, kept on under pressure run-in, no chance with winner (op 8/1 tchd 13/2)
3  [9½]
8 108 tb 86 23 87
b m Kahyasi (IRE) - Leith Hill Star (Comme L'Etoile)
Always prominent, driven in 2nd 4 out, ridden before 3 out, one pace from 2 out, lost 2nd approaching last (op 10/1)
4  8 [17½]
7 114 tp1 96 25 89
b g Marienbard (IRE) - Oscartrainer (IRE) (Oscar)
Held up, headway to go prominent halfway, driven in 3rd 4 out, ridden before 3 out where slow jump, no extra under pressure from 2 out (vet reported the gelding lost its left fore shoe) (op 5/2)
13 104 p 82
b g Alflora (IRE) - Peasedown Tofana (Teenoso)
Led, headed 6th, lost place 12th, remote 5th when pulled up before last (tchd 18/1)
10 107 tp 85
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Ballyclough Gale (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Always in rear, reminders 4th and 5th, detached and struggling from 6th, well behind when pulled up before 3 out (op 12/1 tchd 8/1)
8 117 t 99
b m Westerner - Arcanum (IRE) (Presenting)
Mid-division, ridden and lost place 5 out, pulled up before 3 out (vet reported the mare lost its right fore shoe) (op 9/1)
9 118 tp 100
ch g Definite Article - Ballinahowliss (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up, effort in 5th out, weakened rapidly and pulled up before 3 out (vet reported the gelding lost its right hind shoe) (op 7/1 tchd 8/1)
7 99 Out-of-Handicaps 3 h 78
ch m Indian River (FR) - Markskeepingfaith (IRE) (Ajraas)
Always in rear and occasional reminders, well behind when pulled up before 4 out (an enquiry was held to consider why the mare was running here on going described as heavy having been declared a non-runner at fontwell on ground with the same official description. trainer said she was prepared to let the mare take her chance on the ground, that in her opinion was not as testing than at fontwell. she also added she was keen to run the mare as there were limited opportunities over 3m)
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